Wishes, dreams, and selfies—at your LQS this Saturday

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop DayDitch your plans. Clear your schedule. Call your quilting friends. Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is this Saturday, January 24, and you’ve gotta be there to lend your support!

Quilt shops around the U.S. are hosting special events for their celebrating customers. Visit one favorite store or hit every shop in a 100-mile range. But join them!

GET SOCIAL! Snap a selfie with a Martingale book at your local quilt shop; then post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LQSselfie. We’ll repost your photo on our Facebook and Instagram pages to help spread the word!

Need help getting organized for Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day? Follow this three-step plan:

1. Make a wish list. Write down three items:

  • An item you need (A new rotary blade? The right needle for the job?)*
  • An item you want (A beginner book on free-motion quilting? That new-fangled ruler?)*
  • An item you’ve been dreaming about (A half-yard from every bolt of that new fabric line?)*

Take your list with you on Saturday’s adventure.

*An inspiring new book is surely in your future! Look for these just-released Martingale books at your local quilt shop now:

Vintage Vibe A Flair for Fabric Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners
Graphic Quilts from Everyday Images Think Big Sew and Play
Cups and Saucers All About Strips Fast-Piece Applique

2. Plan your day. It’s a whole day to celebrate quilt shops—and if you’re a quilter, you can treat it as a day to celebrate YOU too. (After all, your patronage helps keep local shops thriving!) Invite your quilting friends or relish the time alone, but make the entire day special.

3. Make time to quilt. Back home with your new loot? Reward yourself with some quilting time when you’re done shopping!


What will you treat yourself to at your local quilt shop this Saturday: a new book…a new class…a new fabric bundle? Tell us in the comments what you’ll be shopping for—and where you’ll find it!


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