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Cool Cottons Fat Quarter Giveaway to Celebrate Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day
Submitted by Pam on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 00:41
Cool Cottons! If I were to be exiled to a desert island and could take only one fabric store - I would take Cool Cottons!!
The shop is incredibly warm and inviting; the owner, Marie, is always ready to assist - brilliantly I might add - with fabric selections; the shop carries only very good quality fabrics; and the inventory of beautiful fabric bolts is arranged by color families.
And it is this last that I love best about the shop. So many fabric shops tend to organize fabrics by company, or by themes, or other often (to me at least) confusing criteria. And quite often I become frustrated before I ever finish my shopping.
When I walk through the front door at Cool Cottons, I am greeted with beautifully organized eye candy! Pinks with pinks, greens with greens, oranges with oranges…….
As a occasional and nascent quilter, being surrounded with this kind of beautiful order makes all the difference.
And if I get stuck, Marie is there to fill in my gaps!!
Diane and I visited Cool Cottons recently to find the fabrics she needs for a super secret project. (I know what it is but you will never get it out of me!)
You can find her post here in which she shares a few pix taken inside the shop, (and pictures of her secret project). Diane selected a fabric for the very center starburst and then Diane and Marie went to work on the rest.
Watching Marie assist Diane was - well I am still in awe! I swear Marie knows where every single bolt of fabric lives in that shop! Diane would mention that she thought perhaps she needed something in a darker shade of say green, and Marie was off like a shot - literally making a bee line for exactly the right selection!
Every January, I hold a giveaway on this blog to support a locally owned yarn or fabric shop and this year the giveaway is a selection of fat quarters from Cool Cottons. A great way to celebrate "Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day" and participate in the fabric shop blog tour!
When it came time for me to select the collection of fat quarters (in the photo above) for this giveaway, I asked Marie for help!!! She suggested I pick a fabric I love and we would work off of that!
I picked two - the pretty pink and green you see in the center of the collection above. Apparently most quilters begin with something other than a couple of yummy "solids"!
Marie knew right away I was going to need the guidance I had requested! She provided me with a selection of prints that coordinated beautifully with the colors I had picked out and once I picked one of the prints, we were off and running - I mean SHE was off and running! I mostly just stood there in stunned silence as she added one perfect fabric after another to the collection.
I absolutely love this group of eight fat quarters! And if you do too, they can be yours! All you must do is to leave me a comment on this post by midnight PST, January 23rd, and you will automatically be entered in the giveaway.
The winner will be announced January 24th, on VISIT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP DAY!
The Local Quilt Shop Day Blog Tour is open to everyone who wishes to participate so lets spread the love as far and wide as possible! Make sure your favorite fabric shop is included!
Pop into your favorite locally owned fabric shop, take a few pictures, create a post sharing what you love most, and add your post to those here at the bottom of the Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day Blog Tour.
And don't forget your favorite shop on January 24th! Let them know you appreciate all they do to create a uniquely special shopping experience - a great list of ways to do that can be found here.