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GenQ Magazine SubsriptionI appreciate my loyal readers here at Quilting at Craft Gossip. As a thank you, I’m going to give away a subscription to Generation Q Magazine. This is for six issues and can include the one you see here, with Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the cover. I was lucky enough to meet Victoria at QuiltCon. In fact, in one of the lectures, she and her buddies sat behind me and my BFF, Anne (Craft Gossip’s Sewing Editor). Victoria is a passionate and generous quilter, so worthy of a story in GenQ.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post and name your favorite local quilt shop or other place to pick up fabric for sewing and quilting. It can be a thrift shop, a dumpster, or even your best friend’s stash.

Contest ends July 20, 10PM CST.

This giveaway IS open to international entrants.

Good luck everyone!

By Scarlett Burroughs

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97 Comments so far

  1. Kylie C on July 13, 2013 4:47 pm

    I tend to shop the local thrift shops and my favorite is DejaVu which benefits the local Women’s Shelter.

  2. Regina on July 13, 2013 6:42 pm

    I am a scrappy quilter – so love to get bits and pieces from family, friends, and fellow quilters. When I do buy yardage – I like my two closest quilt shops – Chestnut Bay in Caledonia, NY and Mt. Pleasant in York, NY – though online is another great resource.

  3. Kelly on July 13, 2013 6:47 pm

    I have 2 favorite thrift stores, Browse n Buy in Jackson, Wy and See n Save in Driggs, ID. I love repurposing thrifted items that have beautiful fabric.

    Sheep Camp Quilt Supply in Shoshoni, WY is my new favorite independent, sort of local quilt shop. When you live in Wyoming, a two or three hour drive to a store is still considered “local”!

  4. Lisa on July 13, 2013 7:07 pm

    Two places: the kids closets, and my friends store, chester county quilting! (No question markds, that was a happy face…)

  5. Linda Davis Siess on July 13, 2013 8:15 pm

    A local thrift store (Leeward Light) has had some wonderful donated fabric and assorted crafting supplies – as long as I can be patient, it’s like a treasure hunt! – and I’m so glad to support them as they support a food pantry, women’s shelter, and other non-profits. A dear (and talented, and generous!) friend also passes her beautiful bits and pieces to me every once in a while.

  6. Lauren aka Giddy99 on July 13, 2013 8:24 pm

    I travel a lot for work, and will comb the LQS for scraps and small bundles for my scrappy quilts! I love my LQS (Granny B’s in Dickson, TN) the best. :)

  7. Isabella on July 13, 2013 9:24 pm

    I am still a beginner quilter. I shop in two local fabric stores. They have both a good sortiment of patchwork-fabrics.

  8. Patricia on July 13, 2013 9:27 pm

    There aren’t any quilts shops by me, so I have to go to larger stores like Joanns. I do however, visit Goodwill and thrift stores for vintage material to repurpose.

  9. Lori a on July 13, 2013 9:39 pm

    Kick Ass country store (isn’t that a great name?) in Plumas, Manitoba is my favorite in person (and they are great online too.). Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Shelly on July 13, 2013 10:26 pm

    I keep it simple – fabric.com.

  11. Neni on July 13, 2013 11:43 pm

    Unfortunately I live in Greece, so there are no local quilt shops. But I do love to shop online, and one of my fav is Hawthorne Threads. Great and fast service.
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  12. Alli on July 14, 2013 12:25 am

    My favorite local place to shop is called Fabric Mart. I love it because I’ve gone so much that the people who work there know me and ask where my kids are if I didn’t bring them! :)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  13. Linda Rumsey on July 14, 2013 1:19 am

    I re-purpose old clothes and shop on eBay for fabric.

  14. Christi Pl on July 14, 2013 4:28 am

    We just gat a new one and it is really cute…Ginger Threads

  15. Cynthia on July 14, 2013 4:34 am

    I love to create unique items and pick up many of my fabrics at Edwards Sewing Center in Fort Wayne, IN. I am currently working on a morse code quilt.

  16. Aundrea Gore on July 14, 2013 4:49 am

    I would love to win.

  17. Patricia on July 14, 2013 5:01 am

    I love to find beautiful fabrics at estate sales and rescue them!

  18. E White on July 14, 2013 5:08 am

    So many of my favorite places have come and gone over the years….right now I’m planning remembrance quilts out of my late husbands shirts from the closet.

  19. Fran on July 14, 2013 5:09 am

    I shop most at my nearest Spotlight store (the Australian equivalent of Joann’s). Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Rosalyn on July 14, 2013 5:13 am

    My favorite store is Quilter’s Corner in Grand Junction, Colorado. Not only do they have everything I need but they also have excellent customer service and help. As a member of Mesa Fiber Arts group I receive a
    discount and of course we all love to save money. I would love, love, love to win this as I am new to quilting and need all the help I can get.

  21. Cathy on July 14, 2013 5:14 am

    I get fabric from Oklahoma Quiltworks in OKC, OK. Great inspiration quilts on the walls.

  22. AmandaK@whatthebobbin on July 14, 2013 5:16 am

    Stitch Lab or Remnants in Austin, Tx.

  23. Michele T on July 14, 2013 5:19 am

    I live in a small community, off the beaten track, and the largest big community is 4 hours drive. Luckily, there is a lady in town who has a small, home-based quilt shop which I visit regularly… and only one hour away, in the next small community, there is another quilt shop with amazing selection!!

  24. tamara h. on July 14, 2013 5:25 am

    I shop at Cabbage Rose and Joann fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Ellen Ban on July 14, 2013 5:35 am

    I love Intown Quilters and enjoy checking it out weekly!

  26. Karen on July 14, 2013 5:47 am

    My local yarn and quilt fabric shop, Stitch Your Art Out.

  27. Helen K. on July 14, 2013 6:00 am

    We have a great store called Crafts Bits and Pieces that sells donated craft items and all proceeds go to a local Nursing home. Although it’s on the opposite side of the city from me (it’s in Fairport, NY) it’s worth a trip to get a great deal and help a good cause. Also a fan of Chestnut Bay Quilting in Caledonia, NY.

  28. Jo Stires on July 14, 2013 6:07 am

    I just moved from California to Utah and the quilt shop down the street from my house, American Quilting, has just started a Block of the Month, which I joined. The people there are so friendly that I feel at home.

  29. Diana sanner on July 14, 2013 6:22 am

    I shop at the quilters nest on wet side of Evansville. Also enjoy looking at the web at Missouri star quilt and fat quarters.

  30. Maribel on July 14, 2013 6:23 am

    As I live in Spain I usually shop on-line at the fatquartershop.Thanks for the chance to win :)

  31. WaggonsWest on July 14, 2013 6:50 am

    I always look for fabrics in resale shops when I get the chance. I also love to look through the remnant table at Hancock’s of Paducah. I always manage to find a treasure or two.

  32. Pam S on July 14, 2013 6:55 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I go to thrift stores and rummage sales, and sometimes find cotton clothing that I can cut up for quilting. For larger yardage, I usually shop online. I like the Fat Quarter Shop and Green Fairy Quilts.

  33. Sarah Schraw on July 14, 2013 7:05 am

    I would love to support my local shops better but I will admit I get most of my supplies online lately. They just don’t have the style I like locally.

  34. Brenda J. Moore on July 14, 2013 7:08 am

    How Exciting to be able to win this subscription to such a cool magazine. I’ve been following Craft Gossip for a long time and would love this opportunity!
    Cheers from Oshawa Ontario

  35. Judy on July 14, 2013 7:11 am

    Estate sales!

  36. Mary on July 14, 2013 7:15 am

    I worked at JoAnn’s for several years, so I have a significant stash. I’m really trying to use it up right now, but I’m rather addicted to a certain fabric store in MO that has a daily special that appears in my mailbox.

  37. Kathy H on July 14, 2013 7:20 am

    My favorite shop is The Quilt Shoppe in Windham MAINE. I only get there once a year and I get very inspired just by visiting. I’m looking for a shop closer to my home in SC!

  38. Carol L on July 14, 2013 7:21 am

    My favorite fabric/quilt shop here in northeast Vermont is Stitched. And how lucky I am. All my friends and family know it so I have plenty of gift certificates usually to get me well into the new year! Would love the chance to get your mag. Thanks for giving us all a chance!

  39. Kathy P on July 14, 2013 7:30 am

    My favorite place to get fabric is Fabric.com. I can shop from the comfort of my home :)

  40. Tanya on July 14, 2013 7:45 am

    I have found some great things at my local Salvation Army and Goodwill thrift stores. You magazine sounds very interesting.

  41. Quilting Tangent on July 14, 2013 7:46 am

    Just have big box stores around here.

  42. Carrie on July 14, 2013 7:59 am

    Love this! I get fabric anywhere I can! Lov to visit quilt shops on my travels….

  43. Linda Nelson on July 14, 2013 8:02 am

    I live 3 blocks from The Sewcial Lounge in Madison, Wisconsin. SUCH a great store/community space!

  44. OHSue on July 14, 2013 8:11 am

    I live near about six quilt shops, but Quilt Beginnings in Bexley, OH beats them all. Tons of choices and the staff is great!

  45. jane d on July 14, 2013 8:24 am

    I know this probably sounds strange, but, I’ve gotten the majority of my fabrics for free on Craigslist!

  46. Jan on July 14, 2013 8:29 am

    I live in a valley in SoCal with NO LQS! I usually order online, from many great sellers.

  47. Rose S. on July 14, 2013 8:48 am

    My two favorite sources are St. Vincent De Paul Society store and Goodwill’s store.

  48. superstitches on July 14, 2013 9:12 am

    My favorite LQS is Quilt’n Cousins in Pismo Beach,CA. My other favorite is Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, CA.

  49. Sandy N on July 14, 2013 10:14 am

    My favorite shop is the Sew So Shop in Yuba City, Ca. Great owners and great fabric!

  50. Kim on July 14, 2013 10:17 am

    I’m lucky enough to live within driving distance of Paducah, KY. My favorite quilt shop is Hancock fabrics….it’s kinda like shopping at a warehouse, but they have an amazing selection of fabrics.

  51. usairdoll on July 14, 2013 11:05 am

    Oh gosh, I spread my money around to several quilt shops in my area, hehe. I’m lucky enough to have more than one shop. I have to list them all, Quilter’s Corner, Thistle Dew, Fabric Garden and Country Sewing Center. Each shop is alittle different and I love them all.

    Thank you for a super giveway and a chance to win.


  52. mary on July 14, 2013 11:43 am

    I like t check out the thrift stores but mostly shop online.
    Ebay, Intrepid Threads, Hawthorn Threads, Contemporary Cloth and others.

  53. Shawn on July 14, 2013 12:04 pm

    I like to go to thrift shops and yard sales, etc. Thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  54. Eunice F on July 14, 2013 12:33 pm

    I shop local as much as possible so my favorite is Fancy Tiger on S. Broadway in Denver. They have yarn, sewing & needlework supplies, classes and great weekly stitching get-togethers.

  55. sharon bickford on July 14, 2013 12:49 pm

    I like to pick up the sample squares at Jo-Ann’s.

  56. Robyn on July 14, 2013 12:56 pm

    I’m currently in Stockholm & am shopping at Stadsmission – City Mission shop, just bought 3 pure wool skirts for the equivalent of $4 total. Have now unpicked all the pleats & washed material, ready to cut up.

  57. lyn lewis on July 14, 2013 2:01 pm

    I mostly buy at car boot sales, finding a variety of cottons in second hand clothing that’s for sale very cheaply.
    But I also treat myself once a year at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitches show, since i’m there, you know how it is….cough,cough.
    Since I like to use recycled materials and like making up scrappy designs……….I con myself into thinking I don’t spend much on my fettish……yeah!! right…..

  58. Bean on July 14, 2013 3:08 pm

    I get most of my fabric from my mom or my boyfriend’s granny. I also thrift old sheets, they amuse me.

  59. Brenda on July 14, 2013 4:18 pm

    I hit up the fabric stores whenever I am traveling. I also love looking through the online shops. Found just the right material online for my daughter’s wedding decor!

  60. Barbara on July 14, 2013 5:31 pm

    Okay, it’s Jo-Anns for the first stop, but if I need something special, I’ll usually hit the Quilt Basket, in Wappingers Falls, NY.

  61. Jenn S. on July 14, 2013 5:40 pm

    Usually fabric.com or Hancock’s.

  62. Eileen on July 14, 2013 5:51 pm

    We have Flash and Sew Studio which both have beautiful quilt fabrics and offer classes. Of course any great fabric that catches my eye is purchased, no matter which store it may come from:)

  63. christine on July 14, 2013 5:52 pm

    my favorite place to pick up fabric for a quilt is favorite clothes of friends they no longer want and my local joanns!
    thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Linda on July 14, 2013 5:59 pm

    I like Appletree Quilting – although I must admit I have found a few good ones and one of my fave quilts is made exclusively from some stuff I found at WM! BTW – I would love to get subscription info for this if I don’t win!

  65. CJ on July 14, 2013 6:38 pm

    When I am not working from the stash my mom and grandmother left me, my favorite place to ‘shop’ is my sister’s stash, she has a fantastic stash and I love her for it.

  66. Mimi on July 14, 2013 7:24 pm

    I live in the St. Louis area and shop at a great fabric store in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Jackman’s Fabrics has been in business for 110 years and the ladies there are so helpful and patient with me. I am a beginner quilter and need lots of help and they have great classes too.

  67. Jean Stout on July 14, 2013 7:40 pm

    I am a full-time RVer so get to visit fabulous shops all over the country including Alaska. I love to rescue antique blocks and complete a quilt from tag sales, thrift stores etc. I also search out quilt shows where ever I am and shop at the vendors. Great ones like H&W Fabrics from Greer,SC just sent me more fabric because I didn’t buy enough when at the Columbus, OH Natl Quilt Show! Bless them!

  68. ALOC on July 14, 2013 8:00 pm

    I pick up fabrics which catch my eye at G Street Fabrics, or Joann fabrics or estate sales.

  69. cathi graham on July 14, 2013 8:19 pm

    Would love to win this! My favorite quilt shops are Blessings in OFallon, MO and Patches in St. Charles, MO

  70. Cindy Schmidt on July 14, 2013 9:04 pm

    I find great buys at my local thrift shop!

  71. lorraine m on July 14, 2013 10:03 pm

    Quilters Emporium in Woodland Hills, CA

  72. Karen Propes on July 14, 2013 10:24 pm

    Awesome magazine, my favorite quilt shop is anywhere there is Fabric. I love Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh, NC and online like – Missouri Quilt, Fons & Porter, any shop on Fabshophop. Also of course friends, family and print memories on fabric to use in quilts. Thanks for the chance.

  73. Daisy on July 15, 2013 12:06 am

    I shop everywhere – thrift stores/charity shops, car boots, jumble/rummage sales and of course our local Fabric Fairy shop who always have some bargains and lovely material.

  74. Lisa Garrett on July 15, 2013 3:31 am

    I love to recycle fabric from men’s shirts that I buy at local thrift shops.

  75. Leslie on July 15, 2013 5:30 am

    Love Wooden Bridge Dry Goods. It is a mennonite run fabric store that is jam packed with awesome fabrics!

  76. Gill on July 15, 2013 6:18 am

    I’m in the UK and my favourite quilt shop is my local one! the staff are so great!

  77. Ronda on July 15, 2013 6:41 am

    I like Fabric Recycles in Overland Park — great little shop with used fabric for sale!

  78. Donna Joy on July 15, 2013 7:39 am

    I shop our local quilt shop and have recycled blue jeans and cotton shirts.
    Would be excited to win, thanks.

  79. Graceanna Henderson on July 15, 2013 11:24 am

    I love to recycle fabric from old clothes etc.

  80. debe on July 15, 2013 11:41 am

    I like the Quilting Bee store. Also I have a lot of my own stash & my Mom’s stash also has good finds! The fabric in thrift stores here is not that good.

  81. dj on July 15, 2013 12:47 pm

    i’m not a quilter [blushing] but my mom would love this give away so if i win it for her maybe she’ll make me something nice in return.

  82. Linda Baker on July 15, 2013 1:28 pm

    When I have the chance…shopping at Buggy Barn in Reardan, Washington is the place to go!!! Inspiration galore!!!

  83. María on July 15, 2013 1:43 pm

    I use to buy fabric in a local store named “La Boga”. They have beautiful fabric patterns.

  84. Cindy Vangsnes on July 15, 2013 6:24 pm

    There is a wonderful shop in De Pere, WI Life’s a Stitch. It is like being in a candy store. When i go in there i cannnot leave as there is too much beautiful fabric. The staff is wonderful too.

  85. Angela on July 15, 2013 7:35 pm

    I get material from cousins, in-laws, thrift stores and like to trek up to LindaZ’a in Arlington Heights, IL.

  86. Judy on July 16, 2013 2:20 am

    Would love to get my hands on a copy of this! Favourite shop is Gail B’s but happy to find something I like anywhere- extra special if its an op shop bargain!

  87. kate on July 16, 2013 11:42 am

    I tend to end up at Quilting Connection in Ames. A new shop that I like to go to is Hen & Chicks in Conrad, IA. Thanks for the chance to win this cool magazine!

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  89. Jolene Lew on July 17, 2013 1:52 am

    It’s very hard to find a quilt shop here. Just regular fabric shop. I get mine at Fabric Fanatics in Summit USJ, Selangor, Malaysia. ;) They have extremely adorable designs. But material wise not as huge of a range compared to those overseas.

  90. Vivien on July 17, 2013 3:54 am

    I love shopping in charity shops, my daughter always says, “do you really need any more fabric?” but I love it! You never know what you are going to find.

  91. Emily C on July 17, 2013 11:17 am

    I shop at the Calico Cottage https://www.thecalicocottagequiltshop.com/

  92. Carmen on July 17, 2013 7:25 pm

    So far my favorite place is my mother-in-law’s house – I get some of her scraps as she only makes 12″ squares.

  93. Agne on July 18, 2013 10:30 pm

    I do not have any quilt shop in my city. But I find some good fabrics in second hand clothes’ shops. Also I buy them in different craft shops.

  94. Tamara @ Etcetorize on July 19, 2013 9:23 am

    My mom and I have to travel about an hour and a half to reach the nearest quilt store, but it’s worth it. So many pretty fabrics at Periwinkle in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan :)

  95. Christina on July 19, 2013 12:30 pm

    I love to stop by yardsales to find fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Angela on July 19, 2013 1:12 pm

    Sarah’s Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas is the best for fabulous fabrics! I also get a lot of my fabrics at Quilter’s Quarters in Leavenworth, Kansas. Fat Quarter Shop is great for online shopping!
    Thanks for the chance!

  97. Kim Reid on July 19, 2013 4:17 pm

    I like to frequent thrift stores and yard sales to find all my fabrics and other sewing items!

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