Sunday, November 16, 2014 quilting information center

I know that any time I am going to do any traveling to a new destination, I look online to see what quiltshops are located on my route as well as near my destination. We all need that relaxing break on our travels, right?

I've recently learned about a website that lists many shops across the US as well as overseas called QuiltingHub. It's a site where you can find shops, groups, museums, brands, services and events in the area.

Last weekend, friends and I traveled to the Ames/Des Moines area for our own shop hop. I googled the shops in our area before we left to get some ideas of where to go. If  I had know about QuiltingHub, I would've gotten a map like this when I searched.

 When you click on a shop, a window pops up so you can see details of the shop, including the address.

When you click on it you see more info on the shop. I'm assuming people have posted these shops, not the shop owners, or there would be more info on the shop itself. So if you are a shop owner, you might want to go and add your shop if it isn't there already, or try to edit what's there so shoppers have more info, including phone numbers and websites.

They have forums too, which I want to explore more as I get more familiar with the site. There is one forum that is Quilt Project Show and Tell. You can post pictures there and get feedback from other quilters. It looks like it would be ok to ask questions there as well.

There is also a Services page, and you can click the area to search for services as well.  

I found lots of services when I searched for this and the services I checked had complete listings and info on what services they offer, including hours of business. It looked like the business owner could add as much info as they wanted in the different categories. This shows the main info page.

They are starting to list blogs now, so fellow quilters know where to go to enjoy some quilty reading and sharing of projects, so I am listing mine. If you are interested in listing your blog or quilt shop, check it is sure to grow into a large quilting network in the next few months and it will be fun to be a part of it. If you do list your blog, let me know and I will come to visit! (there is a small fee for listing, but if you write a post about QuiltingHub, the fee is waived. If you have any problems along the way, you can email the site master Paul and he will help you.) You can become a member too without listing a blog.

I have plans to sew most of the day today as I want to work on the new sampler's alternate blocks. I would really like to get them finished....wish me luck.


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This fantastic!! Thank you for sharing this!

Kaelan Stone said...

The Quilter's Cupboard in Ankeny is awesome! Everyone there is so helpful and they always have fun projects going on.

Deborah H. said...

This is a great resource. I'm so glad you've featured it because it will come in handy.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

what a great idea! Thanks for sharing this.