I consider the fabric - does the store have a good variety?
- do they carry fabric collections?
- does the colour selection connect with the what I like to use?
- how are the fabrics displayed and organized
- I do find that a good selection of patterns along with fabric pre-packaged in kits very enticing.
How am I treated? - is the staff friendly, helpful, available. If I am looking around or ask for something, do they tell me they are closing in 10 minutes?
When I am in my 'quilting mode' I am looking to enter a quilting community, one where I feel like I fit. This is my hobby, where I get to spend some time doing something I can get lost in and be creative, even if only for a short period of time.
You'll will be able to follow a few more of my favourite quilt shops along the way.