While at my retreat at Caroline's Sewing Room in West Branch, MI this past weekend, the soon to be owner of a new quilt shop came in. I also learned of one other shop that will be opening soon, and a third that has just opened. They are:
Quilt Inn (tentative name) - Frankenmuth, MI -- YES!! I've been saying we need a shop in this town for a long time! According to the owner, it will probably not be until the summer. She will have overnight space for retreats as well as the shop & classroom space.
Interquiltin' (tentative name) - Interlochen, MI - don't know when this one is opening
Can't remember the name - Milford, MI - this one is open now.
I think it's such a bright spot to see women venturing into the business world in this economic climate. I'm a firm believer in supporting independent quilt shops, designers, etc. Not to say I don't shop the chain stores, but I really try to make the small quilt shops my first choice.
Vanda & I are going to meet at Mary Maxim's on the 14th to see if they are still carrying fabric - SOMEONE has to find out!!! We'll keep you posted,