What makes your favorite shop stand out? (from Live Customer Votes)
Well organized store, very helpful assistance, and quality fabrics. , Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great selection of fabric.
Amazing customer service & expertise by all the staff. Also they have great selection of fabrics & notions, all beautifully organized/displayed. Pre-Covid, they offered many different excellent quilting classes & sewcials. I really LOVE shopping there for all my quilting needs!, The customer service is phenomenal! The store is laid out well, and has more than I need, but willing to order if what I am needed is there!
Knowledgeable and attentive service. I love the fabric selection.
Great knowledgeable staff and a wonderful, wide selection of products. Always something new to discover.
Organized by colours, lots of room to move about, beautiful fabrics, very helpful staff.
great selection, fabulous service and a comfortable feeling when you walk in the door. Oh and love their classes (before covid).
The fabulous staff.
Outstanding customer service! All the staff are very knowledgeable and super friendly.
Staff are amazing.
Service and selection.
Helpful staff, a store that gives back to the community, excellent fabric choices.
The selection of batik fabrics.
Awesome selection of fabrics, plus the staff are knowledgeable, helpful and always friendly!
Personal service, great suggestions.
They are so accommodating and when I order online, they have it ready so quickly! Owner Linda, has done a great job keeping us safe these past two years.
Excellent Service and beautiful fabric.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Amazing service great staff wonderful selection.
So many beautiful fabrics , great books and notions. The staff is so helpful and always pleasant 😊
Linda and her staff have top notch customer service and Linda answers emails promptly. Her fabric selection is delightful and her wall hangings are inspiring.
The selection of quilting fabrics, notions, and the friendly helpful staff.
Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff.
Pleasant, helpful staff.
Always have items I am looking for.
Super fast shipment of my online order from AB to ON. Loved the handwritten thank you note included in my order.
This store has the most helpful friendly staff and a beautiful selection of fabric, especially the batiks.
Great, informative assistance no matter what your level.
Great service! They all know my name and remember what I’m making. Fabrics are beautiful. Prices good. Staff is awesome.
Such an inspiration to visit. Lots of samples, great staff, and the fabric…. Oh the fabric!
Great service, beautiful selection of patterns and fabric!
The wide selection of fabrics & notions that is only topped by the fabulous & knowledgeable staff!
Great people and service. Very helpful.
They will order amything if it's not in the store.
Fast shipping, kind notes with shipments.
Great staff, great selection!
Staff are so helpful.
Terrific staff (friendly, helpful), great fabric selection, proud Calgarians who support our community.
They have lovely fabrics all the time.
The staff and their knowledge of the different fabric lines and ability to recommend products and offer solutions to issues.
Super friendly and helpful staff, store has great lighting to see fabrics, and it is soooo well organized I can always find what I’m looking for.
Great service from friendly staff.
The patience and knowledge of the staff. No project is too small or too big- the quality of service is the same.
Their service is fast & efficient.
great fabrics, wonderfully helpful staff.
The variety of fabric, and the layout of the store.
Great selection of batiks, Kaffe Fawcett, and fabric.
Staff is very helpful.
Linda is an excellent manager.
Great staff, super knowledgable, the best selection of fabrics.
They have a wonderful selection of the latest fabric at reasonable prices and the staff who work there are very knowledgeable and always willing to help ,no matter the project.
The selection of fabric, the awesome customer service, and of course, the owner, Linda!
Great selection and excellent customer service!
Their customer service has beaten anything I have ever experienced. I purchased a couple of items from them and one was faulty. Regardless of the manufacturer’s warranty they replaced the item. I have also made numerous online orders since moving away and the service, speed and prices are always the best around. If I call I can get curb side pickup the same day. Along Came Quilting has gotten me through the pandemic and I am very grateful for all of the staff there.
Customer service is excellent.
The friendly ladies that work there with excellent service and expertise!
Linda Goh runs a wonderful shop.
Good fabrics and notions, and really great service from friendly staff and the owner Linda.
Very knowledgeable staff super helpful.
Friendly staff and huge selection of high quality fabric. During the pandemic, I always felt safe due to their safety protocols.
Great staff, extremely helpful, great fabric selection and I love the store. 💗💗💗
Inventory & warm friendly staff.
Lots of fun fabrics.
Along Came Quilting has a large variety if batik fabrics as well as new lines of fabric, Everything in the store is well displayed and no clutter. The staff are always very helpful.
They have an awesome selection of batiks. The store has high ceilings and lots of light. The staff are extremely helpful.
Employees are always friendly and helpful. They give you all the time and direction you need, and more.
Very friendly and helpful people. Very well lit, easy to see the colors.
The friendly and KNOWLEDGEABLE staff!!
Love love love the fabric and notion selections. Staff are outstanding, they provide assistance, input, share ideas. They are great ! My favourite quilt store.
Excellent Selection of fabrics.
Quality products available on an excellent online store and great customer service.
Great service, in person or online.
Beautiful selection of fabrics, friendly & knowledgeable staff, great service in person and by mail.
Excellent customer service, fabric selection is amazing. Love shopping the online store as well.
Very helpful staff, wonderful selection of fabrics and great online store! I love this store!
The fabric variety.
Has fabulous fabrics and awesome help from the store. Also offers amazing block of the month quilts.
I do not live in the same province and I love ordering from their store as they have very unique offerings that I cannot seem to get from my local stores.
The staff are always so helpful and the wonderful selection especially the Tula Pink and Kaffe Fassett fabrics!
Staff and fabric selection.
Pleasant, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the fabrics and notions for sale. Every visit is a pleasure.
Extensive collection of many different sorts of fabric; great knowledgeable staff; easy to get to via public transportation.
They are everything I want in a quilt shop.
Despite the difficulties of the past two years this store continued to support quilting and quilters in a variety of ways.
The staff and fabric selection are phenomenal. If you're looking for ideas to complete a project, the staff are super helpful and offer various solutions.
Customer service and selection.
Great selection and staff.
Along came quilting stands out for service.
Service! Sensible approach during pandemic. Great selection of quilting supplies. Helpful staff.
The very best in service, fabric selection, staff, notions selection, will special order items, friendly knowledgeable staff. Class teachers ace it every time. Always go above and beyond, can’t be beat!
The staff are wonderful!
The selection of patterns and fabric items.
Responsive, friendly, great selection, mail orders made easy!
Friendly staff, excellent service and a wonderful selection of fabric and notions.
Selection of fabrics.
The customer service and quality products.
Best staff - always friendly and helpful.
Great service, great selection of fabrics, notions, books. Staff are so helpful and patient.
Customer service is top notch! Fabric selection is high quality and online shopping is the best site I’ve used. They’ve gone over and above keeping customers quilting and safe during the pandemic and their delivery turn around time is efficient, quick and amazingly packaged! I can’t praise this store and staff enough for all they do! Thank you for providing quality service every time! It’s always a delight to receive orders or browse through their store!
The fabric selections and the very knowledgeable staff.
Great service, helpful staff.
Always able to get what I require and they’re always pleasant to deal with even though I have only ordered through phone and online. Very quick to send products to me and always let me know if there’s a problem which hasn’t really happened.
the people, definitely! dd to that the stunning array of fabrics, books, patterns, notions and classes, and you have a clear winner.
Excellent mail order service.
I live in another province and when I need fabric or notions, all I have to do is to phone and they will guide me through matching fabrics or thread and have taken photos and texted me with the fabric lineup I have chosen and because I am unable to be there guide me to the right choice. Love, love this shop.
Wonderful service and a great selection of fabrics.
Friendly staff, great selection.
Great staff, wonderful fabric selection.
Knowledgeable staff. Great selection of fabric.
Staff very helpful. Website easy to access. Order arrives wrapped with care.
Friendly, great online service, good selection of fabrics and tips.
Linda Goh owns a well run business. I've admired her throughout the pandemic for her proactiveness in keeping her customers up to date on the changing situations. The store is bright and clean with a lovely selection of high quality quilting fabrics. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Her prices are fair and in many cases less than competitors in the city. Her online website is attractive, easy to navigate and orders are completed quickly. Along Came Quilting is definitely my go-to quilt shop. Without hesitation, my vote is for Along Came Quilting in Calgary, AB.
Lots of product.
The fabulous customer service! They go above and beyond.
The selection of gorgeous fabrics is extensive.
Great fabrics and notions, good prices and friendly service!
Service and selection.
Great selection and amazing customer service
great service. fast delivery. lots of stock.
Outstanding shop. Super friendly staff. Great selection of fabric and notions. Easy to find. Super parking.
The service!!! Hands down!!!
Great fabrics and friendly helpful staff.
The staff. Always there willing to help.
They always have that 'just right' fabric and the staff are super helpful.
The wonderful staff and amazing fabrics!
The friendly knowledgeable staff. The quality and variety of beautiful fabrics and accessories.
Large selection of batiks.
They are knowledgeable and help with any project. They want you to be satisfied and successful.
The staff are very friendly, always greeting you with a smile. You genuinely feel welcomed. They go out of their way to help, whether you are looking for specific products, plotting and planning a quilt or having trouble with a technique/ procedure.
If I want to find products from Jenny Doan, in Calgary, Alberta ,Canada, this store is the place to go. They also carry the line of available Canadian themed fabric. The staff are eager to help.
Clean, bright, good fabrics and the service is fantastic.
Excellent selection, awesome displays, friendly staff.
Great selection of good quality quilting fabric and notions, but its the great staff that make this shop stand out. Always willing and excited to help coordinate fabrics - or find the right pattern. Then they always want to see it when finished! Their encouragement and help has challenged me and increased my love of quilting.
Good choice of materials, patterns and supplies.
The store has the nicest staff of anywhere and the fabrics are wonderful.
The owner is always smiling and willing to help out and has been like that since the store opened years ago.
Friendly staff and extensive selection.
Very helpful, very tidy, COVID conscious.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Fabric selection and helpful staff.
Beautiful fabrics, great customer support.
Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff and a fantastic array of fabric.
Amazing fabric selection.
Friendly helpful staff.
The quality and quantity of the fabrics is exceptional. Always new fabric to entice the quilter. The lighting in the store is great.
Great service, smiles and always a warm welcome.. Quick to help or back away if that's your wish.
Exceptional service, very helpful and friendly staff. Fabric selection super.
the staff are very helpful and the selection of fabrics is fabulous for any quilting project.
Quality and selection of fabrices.
a wonderful selection of fabrics and friendly, helpful staff. Their updates are good and I don't feel bombarded with them. great stuff.
Where do I begin? Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff. Always bringing in amazing selection of fabrics, quilting and sewing tools, notions. Provide helpful advice as required and their online store is fantastic. Online orders are usually delivered within 3 business days. Top notch quality service and products.
Great service, fast delivery on orders, beautiful fabrics to choose from, Fabulous service and great selection of fabric.
Supports Victoria's Quilts Calgary Branch in many ways.
spacious shop, wonderful staff, quick order fulfillment, large fabric and notion selection.
The great service and very great staff. Always willing to help you out. They also carry the best stock!
Online shopping and great emails.
Staff are outstanding.
Great selection of fabrics, but the biggest thing is their customer service. They are always willing to answer questions and give helpful suggestions.
Best service - all the staff are truly helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. During COVID restrictions, they went beyond the call to ensure that quilt orders were mailed out promptly, respond to frantic calls from us quilty folks hunting for a fabric, and made sure we were safe when we entered the store, when limited numbers could go in. And did I mention a rocking-good website. That is exactly what a sewist needs.
The service and the selection of fabrics! They are so willing to spend time with you as you look for just the right fabric.
This quilting store has an amazing choice of fabrics including Kaffe Facet and others. The choice for wide backing is plentiful. The staff are very helpful.
First the friendly and knowledgeable staff, second their fantastic variety of fabrics and third their online and in class options including their “sewcials” where you can work on your projects in the shop classroom and benefit from their knowledge and experience, they are so inclusive and welcoming!
The staff are the best ,always there to help and their fabric selection is amazing.
great source of batiks, helpful but not intrusive staff.
Excellent service, friendly staff.
Since they first opened their doors ACQ has been a source of inspiration to all level of quilters. Besides the wonderful selection of fabrics, books and notions, it is the owner and staff who make this a great quilt store. The staff is always welcoming and helpful with suggestions when asked. Also, they are always ready to place a special order for you if it is within their capability. Prior to COVID class offerings were numerous with great teachers.
Beautiful fabrics, knowledgeable and very helpful staff.
Friendly help Hands on experienced quilters who will assist and answer questions.
Their service and. Their selection and quality of fabrics.
Staff, selection, (I especially like Kaffe Fassett), batik selection, quilt alongs, (when Covid lifts). Prices are comparable to other shops, I think.
Also loved taking Roxanne Nelson’s classes there!!!
It’s not in my city, but I bypass all the ones here to buy from them. They have a fantastic supply of fabric and notions, great shipping response time, and the best customer service I have ever received!
The people, the fabric selection, the classes and the friendly available assistance.
Fabric selection, helpful staff.
Along Came Quiting…. Great choices, good prices, will ship to other provinces, and great help when asked for!
The staff are the best, always ready to help with a smile. The store is open and bright.
The people! They are always very helpful. They stock so many bright colors. I really like the feel of the store, very wide open. It helps the creative juices flow.
It has lots of Batiks and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Along Came Quilting provides a good variety of fabrics and notions. The service is excellent.
Fantastic array of fabrics and notions, outstanding, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
The great selection and service.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, fabulous fabrics which are all well displayed and well priced.
Along Came Quilting, Calgary has a super friendly staff who is so helpful and has great advice. The shop stocks a huge amount of beautiful batiks along with other top line fabrics and the notions are of great quality. no question goes unanswered without a perfect solution.
Welcoming Staff, beautiful fabrics, very clean and organized shop!
The staff are very helpful to us "NEWBIES".
The friendly personal attention that they give to their customers. They care about your needs.
Everything you may need is here.
Wonderful selection of fabrics, excellent light to see proper colours, amazing knowledgeable, helpful, and very thoughtful and kind staff, and their very generous help with and for the charity I sew for.
great service, great selection, friendly staff.
Quality of the merchandise.
Helpful and knowledge of the staff.
Good selection of current fabric collections, well displayed fabrics, books and other quilting related items, clean, fresh and well lit sales room, good parking, helpful staff. A website that is improving daily.
People, service, selection and genuine caring support of every customer.
Their online service is very good.
Great selection of fabrics and helpful attentive staff.
Great staff and products. Timely mail orders.
Great selection of fabrics, patterns and classes. Such amazing knowledgeable staff and they must be the most friendly, helpful people around. They make you feel welcome and boost your ideas. Wonderful place fro all quilters.
The wonderful staff. Love the selection of fabrics. They always have great project suggestions.
Excellent service, very helpful and kind to newbies.
Via phone & email, they went out of their way to help me find the exact hue match for the project I was making. This was not an easy task for staff (I am sure) yet they made it very easy for me, who lives a province away.
Exceptional service and friendly too!!!
Incredible service, great inventory, Covid safety.
Always friendly staff, beautiful colourful fabric.
Wonderful helpful ladies and range of fabrics.
Well organized great selection of fabrics. Helpful staff. Online ordering also very efficient.
Selection of supplies and friendly, helpful staff.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Wonderful election of fabrics for every type of quilter. Linda and her staff extend excellent customer service, even through the trying times of our rollercoaster pandemic restrictions. They have an outstanding online presence and will special order any item, product, or book for you. Whether you deal with them online or in person, their service is prompt, friendly, and welcoming. There are always beautiful displays and quilt projects on the wall to inspire you. The store is bright with lots of space to move around, and they carry full collections of the trendiest designers. ACQ is a wonderful store to visit!
The People who work there are so friendly, patient and helpful. My mother is 87 years old and loves to piece but needs help coordinating fabrics and applying them to a pattern mom likes. No matter day or time, whomever is available - they take the time to help my mom.
Very helpful, when ordering on line orders are shipped quickly and correctly!
The ladies working there are so helpful And patient. If you are a new quilter you’ll really appreciate that extra help putting colors together . The store also & Always carries an up to date line of fabric . Before COVID I also enjoyed their classes . Good work girls !!
Staff, inspiration, location,on-line presence.
Not once have I not found exactly what I was needing there. They are extremely well stocked.
Great friendly knowledgable sales person in the shop. Wonderful selection of fabric.
The friendliness, helpfulness and knowledge of the staff - absolutely the best!!
Friendly and nice variety of fabric.
Friendly & knowledgeable service.
Great service, extremely friendly, it’s just fun to go there!
Knowledgeable & helpful staff, outstanding fabric /product selection, detailed/easy to use website, excellent email/social media communication.
Great staff and good selection of fabric.
The staff are so helpful, customer service is their top priority, love the fabric they carry and they just make you feel at home.
The people for sure! Great service, like visiting with friends!
Excellent service and quality products.
Excellent service EVERY time. Friendly staff who actually listen. Prices are great and every product is top quality. Can’t say enough about them. Have recommended them to everyone I know who sews.
The quality of fabric! The quick shipping.
The store is always so neat. For me, that’s wonderful. You can really see their fabrics. They have wonderful colour walls. The staff are always polite, encouraging and so helpful. By far my favourite quilt store in our area. Good luck.
They are so kind and helpful, if you have a project in mind or going in there and you don't have something in mind the ladies are always willing to help out and walk you through it. I am a younger quilter and I have always felt welcomed by the staff which is really important to me.
Great selection of fabrics and helpful staff.
The ladies are extremely helpful and friendly. Not like the other stores in the area. Will go to Along Came quilting 1st from now on.
Friendly knowledgeable service.
It is so lovely inside. Staff are super friendly, and selection is fantastic.
Excellent on-line customer service!!
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!! Quality fabric and supplies are always available. The staff go out of their way to work with you to solve quilting problems. Even during Covid their staff was always available!
Have great selection of fabric, and helpful staff.
Love their layout! Uncrowded spaces, clean, beautiful displays of their fabric. And the staff are most helpful!
They have a wonderful selection of fabric, helpful staff and have shown care and concern for their customers through the pandemic., Alongcamequilting
Their staff are all wonderful!
The service and great fabrics.
The customer service!! It is great.
Wonderful staff, always very helpful and the store Carrie’s beautiful choices of materials.
fabric selection and the great staff!!!
Friendly staff, wide variety of batik fabrics, always beautiful quilts hanging with instructions from beginner to advance.
Incredible selection and lovely, informative and fun staff.
Staff is extreme helpful. This store has all my quilting needs. I’ve taken a quilting course at Along Came Quilting and I was able to start and finish the entire quilt during my course.
Excellent selection of fabrics and supplies. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and offer great assistance.
It’s a beautiful shop; I could spend an entire day (or more) just marvelling at all the gorgeous fabrics, books, patterns, and notions!
The staff are great and are always willing to answer my beginner quilter questions AND my online orders are always filled and ready to pick up before the estimated pick-up date!
Optional: Can you tell us a story of a special moment you had at the shop? (from Live Customer Votes)
I found Along Came Quilting early in Covid when looking for fabric and supplies for masks. You could only shop online. It was one of the few local shops that had a good online website (fortunately many have improved their sites during Covid and I look for products often before I buy locally and internationally). This shop is my go-to because they are responsive online and in person. Always willing to help with a project, order online for a specific item or explain a product. I am a regular supporter and would recommend this locally owned store.
I was putting together around 12 different colours of green batiks for my first truly modern quilt project. At first I had one staff member helping me with colour choices, & soon 2 others joined in - we had so much fun! Putting colours together for a quilt is one of my favourite parts of quilting , & the ACQ ladies made this one extra special! My quilt turned out absolutely beautiful - thank you for all your valuable input ladies.
I was in tears after a quilting disaster. I had worked on something for months and the cat had, in my mind, ruined it, but they were able to make several suggestions to completely transform it back.
Picking fabric for a double wedding ring quilt class I was signed up for there and they took about an hour with me getting the colours just right. Just when I said "I think that's ok", they said nope and found that last absolutely perfect fabric. It turned out so good that my family is already fighting over who gets it after I'm gone.
I wanted to surprise my friend for her birthday. Neither of us lives in or near Calgary but my friend was visiting there around the same time as her birthday. She always stops at Along Came Quilting. I had arranged for her to receive a gift certificate when she went to pay for her purchase.
I needed help finding border fabric. The staff were very helpful with pulling options to choose from.
I was assisted in choosing pattern and fabric for a quilt for a aging friend. The staff person gave me many ideas and choices. She was with me for over an hour. The shop is also very helpful in ordering patterns.
I decided to make a flannel rag lap quilt for a dear friend diagnosed with cancer. It was a project that a group of us were getting together to work on & create. I was struggling picking out fabrics on my own. One of the wonderful staff helped & spent a lot of time & care making suggestions & putting combinations together. She even picked out a perfect variegated thread! She was able to combine fabrics that were bright, went so well together & were so perfect! I could never have done it on my own! She was pivotal in helping create what turned out to be an incredibly beautiful & meaningful gift that my friend brings with her to every chemo appointment!
I took a great fpp beginner class there.
During the height of covid (when the shop was closed for in person shopping, I desperately needed more of a fabric I already had to finish a time sensitive project. I could not determine which exact fabric I had through their online store. I brought a swatch and held it up to the window and the staff brought the 3 grunge fabrics it could have been to the window until we were able to find the right match. It took them so much more time and many trips back and forth but I was so deeply grateful for the care and kindness helping me with my covid-exacerbated dilemma.
I had looked all over the city for unicorn fabric. The staff helped me find a beautiful horse material some lovely matching fabric etc. It turned out beautiful and my granddaughter was thrilled.
I was making a quilt without a design, they helped me figure out tricks for the design and saved me so much time and probably lots of frustration if I was to have to figure it out on my own. I didn’t even really ask, I just mentioned that I had to figure out the design and they jumped right in to help.
Prior to the pandemic, Linda allowed me to teach other quilters. We chose patterns from Quiltworx… The classes were a lot of fun and we held multiple sessions.
See above. They stand behind what they sell.
Staff were very helpful in choosing fabric colours.
I needed help with color choices and two staff helped put together what I needed when I was too overwhelmed to make a choice. I still love the color combo.
I found a fabric that I searched high and low for, and they had it.
Was at a retreat sponsored by the store, we could come and go as we liked. One evening (still light out) I was a little tired so I went & took a nap in my car. 2 hours later woke up and called the store to let me in. They did but next time I needed to tell them where I was going to be 😁😁
They help at the store and over the phone. I can’t pin point one visit.
It was one of the first quilt shops I went to when I was exploring the idea of quilting I fell in love with quilting in the store ! Bought my first supplies there ..a ruler , a cutting board, a rotary cutter, and a fat quarter . I was inspired!
great assistance when you are trying to find the best colour to fit your project.
Online order was followed up with a phone call from the shop to discuss a small increase in order to save me shipping costs! Love the thoughtfulness.
Do not live in the same province, but have ordered online from the shop and they have been exceptionally helpful and have unique offerings that I cannot get from my local shops.
Not that I can think of off the top of my head.
Was looking for fabric selections when trying to make face masks in 2020 and visited the store via the parking lot as they were not allowing clients in the actual store. Through chatting with the staff they were able to direct me to batiks, and were able to help me select fabric without actually stepping into the store. Worked out great.
I incorrectly cut fabric for a class, panic mode set in, Kim the teacher worked out how to use cut fabric, so on a large project I only had to buy a minimal amount of extra fabric. Sigh of relief😊
Special tables set up so you can unhurriedly choose a quilt and spread out. Every so often a friendly face came by and asked if help needed to find a fabric or choose one. Very homey atmosphere!!
Every time I shop here, I feel like these women go out of their way to help every customer meet their needs. A wonderful staff!
i went to look for the perfect fabric for a backing for a gift quilt. after auditioning and rejecting several, I was getting discouraged. the staff was right there to help me, and soon found just the right fabric. It was great! and the quilt recipient was delighted!
They had a special event with the Trend Tex rep, Rob. It was fun together and very interesting and informative.
We also have had special presentations as Along Came Quilting has sponsored Quilts of Valour over the years.
After looking on the website I phoned for more information. The person was so helpful. She directed me to access another on the site , took time to answer my questions. I appreciate the customer service very much.
Two dats before Christmas, Linda actually chased the postal carrier across a parking lot to ensure I received my sewing table before Christmas!
Drove all the way from BC and managed to get to the shop before closing time. Staff helped with fabric selection and everyone got to go home on time!
Not one really stands out other than the friendly interactions with the staff.
My friend and I had selected about 6 bolts of fabric for the backing of a special quilt and we thought we had it just right but when we asked the opinion of the staff at the cutting table - she disappeared for a short while and returned with a bolt that was 'perfect' which gives you that soo good feeling and makes you come back for more!
As a brand new quilter the staff helped me choose fabrics and encouraged me as I learned.
I have learned so much from all the classes I have taken there. And the friendships made are lifelong.
I was having trouble piecing and lining up a particular busy quilt block. After picking it apart several times because it wouldn’t line up I brought it with me and asked what I was doing wrong. Two of the ladies took the time to look it over, discuss it and fuss until I be of them had an “AHA!” moment. It turned out it was a fairly simple fix and I left feeling renewed and confident I could finish it.
The staff is most helpful and cheerful.
I was unable to find a template for a quilt I was working on, turns out it wasn’t available in Canada. The girls at Along came quilting helped me make my own template. They literally saved the quilt!
Never been in shop - shopped by phone. First time quilter and they helped me so much, they picked out the fabric for me. They sent me pictures of the groups of fabric they picked out. When I finished the quilt I sent them a picture and they put it on Instagram. So very helpful.
I was going to hand quilt for the first time. Staff directed me to the thread I needed and also some hints about hand quilting. Sure appreciated the help.
My first visit I saw fabrics and designers I hadn't seen in other shops- and even through the last two years they were careful with protocols whilst being friendly. Great window displays too!
I found a fabric I had been looking for and had not been able to find elsewhere.
I needed some very special colour for my quilt. So much time was spent with me I will be sure to go back often.
Helpful with fabric choices for one of my quilts. Needed neutrals that all play together.
Trying to find the special narrow ruler for centering, and then marking the cutting lines for Half Square Triangles. I had a quick look and couldn't find this 15" ruler. One of the staff came over and she helped locate the ruler (being restocked) and then asked if I needed any tips about using the ruler. We had such a great chat. It is one of my favorite tools through that experience.
Yesterday I was helped by a staff member who was so supportive in the colour of fabric I had chosen. The quilt I am making is going to my brother in Australia. I chose a fun light grey maple leaf for the backing. We thought it was so fun.
My sister in law was recovering from cancer and wanting to make a quilt. I brought her to the shop and Kim took her under her wing, helping her verbalize her vision and select the fabrics she needed to create it. She had been having a low day but left that shop feeling like she could conquer her fear of starting her project. She is now ready for borders and quilting. I believe Kim’s calm methodical and capable assistance helped her achieve her vision and gave her the confidence to start. Making that quilt became a part of her healing ❤️🩹 journey! Thank you Kim!
I had run out of a certain fabric and couldn’t find it anywhere. I asked one of the employees if they knew where I could find more. She looked it up in her store’s data base and it was in their storage area. Presto problem solved.😁
There are many specials moments but helping me find the perfect fabric to finish a quilt during the restrictions of the pandemic will always remain with me.
During Covid-19 restrictions while waiting line for the store I started up a onversation with a customer from BC. I still stay in contact with her regarding quilting. Am am from Edmonton she is from around Balfour BC. Quilting bring us all together.
Kim must have spent about a hour and a half helping me find the perfect backing, batting and fabric requirements for my completed hand appliquéd quilt top that is to involve hand quilting. She was very knowledgeable and offered great advice.
There are so many exceptional moments………….especially before and after this awful pandemic………..they generously let us (ie. Ujamaa Grandmas) use their classroom once a month ( pre Covid ) to sew our items for our charity sale, which also allows us to peruse their wonderful selection of fabrics; they have a also helped with donations to our charity; and there was a day during this awful pandemic where they spent considerable time helping me personally, to select fabrics for a beautiful oriental styled quilt for my grandson & his lovely lady. They are such kind, fun, beautiful, and enthusiastic people with such a wonderful selection of delicious choices of fabrics and accessories.
No special moment - new to store so just impressed with stock and staff.
I had a big operation that did not leave me feeling so great, so I was very down and had no motivation. I was taken for a treat toAlong Came Quilting, just to look at fabrics. I was there for a while and they managed to have me laughing. I even wanted to try to start a small quilt and they helped me pick out fabrics. From this I slowly started to get back into life and quilting. I am very thankful to the staff at Along Came Quilting.
I recently needed to 'run in' to the shop for some thread to complete a project. While she was helping me, and without realizing it, Kim provided a brief tutorial on match thread weight with needle size. I learn something new on most of my visits to the store.
A quilting friend got sick and ended up in hospice. All who knew her and sewed decided to do a weekend of sewing at the store - sewing Kevyn‘s unfinished quilts. This included some folks who worked at the store, family and friends. Kevyn was able to see her favourite projects done before she passed.
Very helpful when choosing fabrics on line!
Yes, August 2020, while hiding from covid at our summer cottage, I received a phone call from Linda, the owner. She was responding to an email I had sent the shop requesting a question regarding the ordering of 2 kits I was interested in. It was after hours, but we proceeded to chat for at least 1/2 hour. I'm not sure she knew who exactly she was talking to, but it warmed my heart in those early pandemic days.
I have had many special moments and memories at this shop.
Years ago I was taking a class to do a Quiltworx quilt. I went in first thing in the morning to select fabric. The owner Linda sat with me and the pattern to work out the fabric requirements. Then worked with me to choose fabric. Sh worked with me from 10 until 3. The patience and willingness to do that has not been forgotten. The quilt turned out great and my dad loves it.
Wonderful classes before Covid!
Love your sewing machine class has made huge difference to how I sew.
I ordered some fabric online for my grand daughters quilt and had to reorder a different one and they were so good about making sure I got exactly what I needed.
Too many to tell.
I have ordered from Along came quilting online and I have been very impressed on how quick my order was shipped and the quality is excellent!
I saw the contest listed on Instagram.
I love the fact they have all of their products online, It made it really wonderful to order things during the pandemic because it was like I could walk around the store but still be safe.
I went to a "sewing bee" and got so much done that weekend. We all went out for a dinner at a local Italian restaurant, and I made some incredible friends.
The shop is sew inviting! The first time I went in I was in awe at all the qullt samples hung through out the shop!! Friendly staff too!
When I was there I don’t know which color I will choose so one staff gathered all her fellow staff and asked their opinion and I asked them to make a vote and all of us agreed with one color and it’s so fabulous the outcome of the quilt.
I love shopping at this place because a lot of services and i found verry important.. thanks.
Yes I needed 24”x6 ruler and I don’t know how but they got it to me the next day. That was pretty special.
Lots of special moments at the shop. I had made a Pineapple Quilt and I had so many compliments from the staff.
I always have a special moment. I get great advice and input when I need it. And no matter what we always get to share some laughs. I love this store. Sometimes I drive all the way across the city just to pick up something like a package a new needles just so I can say hi!! I only love 5 minutes away from another store where I can get all kinds of needles lol.
I was having difficulty choosing colours for a quilt. The sales staff showed me some wonderful choices and combinations I would never had considered.