Friday, January 25, 2013

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP

Aren't those of us who have a local Quilt Shop nearby fortunate? I consider myself doubly fortunate, because I work there. Yesterday was National 'support your local Quilt Shop' day so I made sure I did my part.

Katja's shoppe is plug full of inspiration. There is a great selection of fabrics, books, and notions. Customers usually find something that follows them home : )

Want a peek?


An old store cupboard holds piles of pre cuts


Bright funky fabrics have found their way into kits




An entire wall of beautiful flannels



Shelves and shelves of modern fabrics to go with all those pre cuts. It's a wonder I take home a pay check.

Back in 2008, the shoppe was featured in the Fall issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. If you have collected those, you could take another look.

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our local shop, and come visit if you are ever in Kamloops!


17 comments:

Sewing Mom said...

Wow, your LQS is amazing. Our new one is very small....just starting up. I did go there yesterday, because I needed a couple blenders...thankfully I found something. I find that in our area, they don't carry many modern prints. I have to drive about 1 hour to a shop that does...and in that instance, it's easier to buy online...because they don't always have what you want either.

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Celtic Thistle said...

Now that is my idea of heaven Carla :) I certainly wouldn't have any take-home pay if I worked there. I can only admire your restraint :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Awesome!

Kelly said...

It's a wonder you ever go home as well. If it was my work, I would sleep there on a bed of fabric ;-)

nerospost said...

Dear Carla, I would like to swap my sunshine to your work ( I don't mention my work)! Looks like a dream - so beautiful scenes with lovely colours and fabrics! You are lucky ... at the end of the month is there any salary left?
Thank you for your photos - we don't have any quilt or proper fabric shop here. x Teje

CitricSugar said...

That looks like a great shop! I could never work in one if I ever hoped to leave with a paycheck. :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's official, I need to move ;o)

Katja said...

Thanks Carla for the wonderful post! It's certainly been a pleasure having you work for me for the past 10 years, 8 months and 3 days. It wouldn't be the same without you! <3

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Marit said...

Must be fun to work in a quilt shop! If I did, my paycheck would hurt too!

Megan said...

Looks like you have a great "office"!

Cath said...

it looks like a lovely quilt shop, wish I had the chance to visit.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Carla,
your quiltshop looks so great, lucky you to work there ☺
I work in a quiltshop too, lucky me too ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Dawn Hughes said...

A fabulous quilt shoppe with the most inspiring women who work there. Keep up the great work.

Dawn H.

Lynne said...

I helped out at my LQS one month when they were moving to a different space. They paid me in fabric and I was VERY happy.
I bet you enjoy working there, it looks wonderful!

Carla said...

I will TOTALLY stop by your shop if I'm in Kamloops. I might even go so far as to suggest to hubby we take a family vacation in the area! :). It looks like a fantastic shop.

Connie said...

What a beautiful shop and it looks like there is lots of neat fabric, if I worked there I would never have a paycheck.