Have you ever found yourself in need of a quilt shop and you just don't know where to find one? It's okay, "there's an App for that"! Download the Quilt Shop Locator called "Quilt Shops" from Itunes or the Android Market. If you don't have a smart phone, just visit the website.
“Quilt Shops” – is a free application to find quilt shops across the U.S. from Quilters Club of America and Fons & Porter.
- Use your smart phone or tablet to search for 2,500+ quilt shops (U.S. stores only currently)
- Versions will be available for iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Android phones
- Search for quilt shop by city, state, Zip, or see stores closest to your current location
- Look up individual stores to see location, Web site URL, map directions and dial store phone number
- Feedback form enables users to easily alert us if a store is missing or needs updated information
- Requires internet connection for GPS mapping and distance calculations
I tried it and was very surprised that when I put in my zip code a map of the Puget Sound area populated with dozens of red pin dots marking the location of various Sewing and Quilt Shops. I did not really realize how many there are. The various locations can viewed as a classic map, a satellite picture, or at a street level view (this is very handy for knowing what the shop looks like before you get there).
Armed with all of this new information, I believe that I will need to go and investigate them soon!
Enjoy & happy shopping!