Saturday, August 29, 2015

Quilt Shops Of Florida

Quilters wanted more tools to share quilt shops in the sunshine state of Florida.  We created the following:

quilt shops of Florida

Friday, February 7, 2014

Find Quilt Shops Near Me

The world's most accurate place to find quilt shops and other resources near me. We are maintained by quilters. Enter a location and click search to find what is nearby.

http://quiltinghub.com/find/near-map

Monday, November 18, 2013

This Blog Has Been CLOSED & Moved

In an effort to answer all the needs of the quilting industry with regard to it's growth and sharing needs, this blog has been closed.

In it's place are Public Quilting Forums and Quilter's Question & Answers.

Visit www.QuiltingHub.com and see the Forums or Q&A off the top menu.
Any registered user can contribute.  Registration is free.
- Quilter's Show & Tell Forum
- Jokes
- Expand Quilting Worldwide
- Block Swap Forum
Expand Quilting Worldwide
Expand Quilting Worldwide



Additional Profressional Forums exist, but require an active listing on QuiltingHub to view and Contribute:
- Quilt Shop Forum
- Brand Forum
- Guild/Group Forum
- Service Provider Forum

Thank you again for supporting QuiltingHub and our mission to grow quilting worldwide.  Without your continued support we would not have outgrown this blog and needed to move everything to the community driven forums on QuiltingHub.  Thank You!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

QuiltingHub.BlogSpot is moving - stay tuned.

This blog is moving to a forum QuiltingHub in about a week. Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Looking For your Ideas to Attract The Next Generation Quilter

We in the quilting industry (as a whole) have not done a good job of reaching out to next generation quilter who finds everything on the internet. To help pass on the legacy to the next generation and grow the industry, we all need to reach out to them.

By doing this, we will grow a larger quilting community. If we all contribute it will happen. Whether you are a shop, guild, teacher, brand or provide services to quilter; getting more involved in the web will help us all.

I am looking for your ideas on how we can accomplish this:
1) Do you think it is social media where the younger generation is looking?
2) Do you think it is offering classes that attract and interest them?
3) Do you think it is designers creating designs to interest them?

What are your thoughts?  Want to write something to share here? Contact Me
We in the quilting industry (as a whole) have not done a good job of reaching out to next generation quilter who finds everything on the internet. To help pass on the legacy to the next generation and grow the industry, we all need to reach out to them.
By doing this, we will grow a larger quilting community. If we all contribute it will happen. Whether you are a shop, guild, teacher, brand or provide services to quilter; getting more involved in the web will help us all. 
- See more at: http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Articles/tabid/99/ctl/ViewArticle/mid/462/ArticleID/164/Default.aspx#sthash.etMZi7g4.dpuf
We in the quilting industry (as a whole) have not done a good job of reaching out to next generation quilter who finds everything on the internet. To help pass on the legacy to the next generation and grow the industry, we all need to reach out to them.
By doing this, we will grow a larger quilting community. If we all contribute it will happen. Whether you are a shop, guild, teacher, brand or provide services to quilter; getting more involved in the web will help us all. 
- See more at: http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Articles/tabid/99/ctl/ViewArticle/mid/462/ArticleID/164/Default.aspx#sthash.etMZi7g4.dpuf

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quilt Shop List Sites - A Young Person's Review



Social websites do help foster repeat customers, but do not forget the importance of of shops and events lists.  Quilters love classes, sales, shop hops and visiting shops while traveling.

Here are the top shop index sites and books:



This site has a very large number of shops listed however many of them have limited to no information about them and/or have been closed (some of them for many years now).  Also, there are no events linked with these shops to search on.  Quilters in my age group (30’s range) have little patience for verifying each shop.



This site has a very large number of shops listed but many of them have limited to no information about them and have been closed (sometimes for many years).   There are also no events linked with the shops to search on.  Quilters in my age group have little patience for verifying each.



Google is a great way to find quilt shops as long as the shop name contains the word ‘quilt’, which most do not.  Quilters in my age group again have little patience for verifying each shop.

Travelers Companion & Other Quilt Shop Books


These are great for people who like to use books instead of using the web or their phone (to access the web).  I cannot be counted in this group.  I find that many times shops found here are closed because of the time it takes to get a book into print.  Plus, you have to buy the book. 



This site has a smaller number of shops (over 800) compared to the above, but it does contain a lot more information about each shop and their events.  I found that the listings here are verified and corrected by a simple mouse click (by any one of us), making this site the most accurate on the web I’ve found thus far.  This site gets my user-friendly approval!  Also, I don’t have to call to find out if an event or shop still exists, which saves me a lot of time.  As for shops not listed, I don’t mind.  Knowingly, as the site takes off, all shops should be listed and just a matter of people joining on at this point. 



So who wins?  I like QuiltingHub the best as major time saver. 

Kimberly S - South Florida