Wyatt, my oldest, actually has picked up an interest in quilting and has made a few projects himself. I usually just give him a large piece of fabric, layer it, and let him go. His most recent project I have been teaching him to get his stitches smaller. He really does do a good job and I love that even though I don't have a little girl to pass this quilting experience on to I can interest my son.
Back to fabric stores, here in Vermont, there are lots of small, fabric stores and I have only had the pleasure of visiting a few. Usually if I am in a hurry I run to the ol' large chain fabric store because it's so close and I have the 2 sons with me. However, on the rare occasion I have time to browse I love to go into the small shops.
Most recently I went into "Sew Many Treasures" right in quaint Williston Village. It is such a cute shop! What I loved the most is on their shelving they had cute sayings that all had something to do with quilting or fabric. How unique! This store gives you such a warm and fuzzy feeling. I love the fabric, all lined up by color, just makes me want to go crazy and do nothing but quilt.
Last March I was in Chester, Vermont, and went to Country Treasures and was in fabric shop heaven! What an awesome store! (www.vermontquilting.com) This store is huge - I thought I was in an unending store - it was just room after room after room with great sales! I got so many neat ideas there of things I never saw before. I could have spent all day in there and more than likely, I will be back. I've seen great reviews of this store on other blogs as well.
There are many more shops I want/need to visit - if anything - so I can blog about them, right?