Local Quilt Shop Contest 2023 - Comments from Voters for Along Came Quilting
What makes your favorite shop stand out? (from Live Customer Votes)
They were always willing to take the time to help.
Great staff and a great selection!
Always friendly and helpful
Staff & owner are amazing
Good selection of fabric
Reasonable book prices
Always so helpful take time to help you. Very pleasant employees
Great service and selection
Love the staff, always friendly with us. We usually have good laughs when we go in. Fabrics are amazing!!
Customer Service !!
The staff are gracious, and kind and helpful. I a mobility challenged and they have a chair for me, and do the running and pulling fabric. They have excellent product knowledge! If I shop on line - the order is correct and mailed promptly!
Along Came Quilting, Calgary Alberta is a very unique fabric shop staff very helpful and friendly.
Best selection anywhere!
The staff and the selection
Great service and wonderful staff that are willing to help in any way they can.
The employees are wonderful, always ready and willing to help. Always take the time to answer questions.
The shop is tidy, devoid of clutter but full of wonderful product, lots of room in the aisles, lots of quilts on display, very friendly and helpful staff.
Friendliness and employees so willing to help you in your projects and choosing the right kind of fabric. The shop has just expanded their premises and they have always got the newest quilting items and they really help in making you find the right fabric or tool.
The ladies are always very helpful and kind!
They have lots of beautiful batiks and super friendly and helpful staff.
Good value for money, staff are incredibly helpful and friendly, premises are well-organized, well-lit, clean…such a pleasant place to shop!
Not just friendly but knowledgeable about the products they carry. You leave feeling good regardless if your purchase cost $5 or $500. They treat you like you matter, rich or poor!
Wonderful selection of fabrics and notions. Beautiful displays of completed projects for inspiration. Very knowledgeable staff.
I love that they carry modern quilting cottons, not just traditional calicos and batiks. I never leave this store empty handed! The staff are also quick to help you problem solve and help you work things out. They are also happy to hear about new fabric lines that you may have discovered!
An amazing selection of quilt fabric, designs and quilt rulers.
Foremost, the staff - so helpful, knowledgeable, welcoming, patient with your lack of knowledge. The store is large - lots of fabric, easy to walk in between aisles, well laid out, have good assortment of fabric for backing that doesn’t need piecing - carry zippers if you’re sewing pillow covers. A great store!!
Great selection and terrific staff
They have wonderful staff that can find anything and help you out with questions you have.
Great selection of good quality fabric.
Helpful staff who have a great eye for coordinating colours.
My wife likes it best.
They have expanded their show room and this means more fabric to choose from. The staff are very helpful in finding just the right fabric to match what I need.
They are always friendly, and I love their selection.
The friendly and helpful staff.
Great selection , friendly and helpful staff.
The welcome I get when I come into the store and the fact that they do a great job helping me find the right materials for my project!
The selection of fabrics and the customer service
The customer service, the great selection of products and overall professional look of the shop. It's easy to find what you want and the staff are above and beyond excellent to deal with.
Incredible selection and the staff is so incredibly helpful.
It’s large, we’ll organized with very helpful and friendly staff!
Beautifully displayed projects, helpful staff😁
Huge variety of fabric & helpful employees
The customer service
Their staff is fabulous and their fabric is varied and beautifully chosen and all high quality.
Gorgeous fabrics and incredible (!!!!!!) staff and good prices too!!
Large supply ofveverything
Good selection, not overwhelming, great prices, friendly helpful staff.
Great service, wonderful selection, beautiful fabo
Their friendly, helpful service and their excellent supply of lovely sewing supplies.
The friendly service and willingness to share sewing tips and tricks!
Friendly and helpful service, selection of products, easy to get to as well.
I like the staff, the service and they always have beautiful fabrics. Recently they expanded and it’s so nice to shop there. Prices are comparable to everywhere else these days. It’s an expensive hobby but it’s a lot of fun.
Good choice of fabrics and threads, wonderful customer service.
Wide selection of quality fabric; clean, spacious and well lit store; stellar service and knowledgeable, friendly staff.
It's always so organized and so well laid out. I feel happy when I go in. The staff are hugely helpful.
Friendly helpful service
Helpful and knowledgeable staff, beautiful fabrics
The amazing owner & staff. Always helpful and kind.
Beautifully organized and spacious which makes it so simple to see all the products offered. Plus the staff are very helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable.
Great staff and great selection. I am not able to visit the store. The staff are always very helpful when I send my husband in on my behalf :-)
The friendly and knowledgeable staff and the wide selection of fabric
The selection of fabric is always stunning. All of the employees are knowledgeable and very helpful. Classes are always exceptional. The new expansion of space is an exciting addition to the shop.
Great friendly service, good lighting and fabric well displayed
Very knowledgeable, helpful staff
Very good inventory of fabric and sewing supplies
The time and attention the staff give to customers for when they shop for fabric for a project. The staff will audition fabrics and it’s like a community helping you. They make sure you leave with just the right selections and you haven’t wasted any money.
Always willing to help with your new projects. Always has a great selection of fabrics and tooled.
Every time I enter the store, I am personally greeted with a smile and a friendly, "Hello!" The knowledgeable staff have helped me with "quilting math" and fabric selection at each visit. Their love, knowledge and enthusiasm for quilting and fabric is contagious.
Always friendly; always helpful
Excellent fabric selection, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff
The staff are very helpful and friendly. The store has a lot of selection in fabrics, notions, patterns. It is wonderfully organized, just love this store., The staff is wonderful and so helpful. They carry a great selection, it’s laid out so well and has great lighting.
The knowledge and assistance I get from all the staff. Truly amazing women!
The ladies working there are so helpful and will go out of there way to make sure your project ends up perfect.
I find that it is easy to look at the fabrics, they have an online store where you can order and pick up, are local and they have just expanded so much roomier, always enjoy popping in.
They are so helpful to beginners like me!
They are friendly and super helpful
Excellent friendly service. They have a great selection of products. The website is very easy to navigate. Online ordering is exceptional, items ordered are well packaged and sent quickly. Staff is always helpful.
Cleanliness, lighting, product selection
They go out of their way to help you, time is never a problem, as long as it take. On line order come in reasonable time and everything right. The ladies always smiling,happy, helpful. A pleasure to be there.
Friendly, helpful staff
Spacious layout with lots of selection. Friendly and knowledgable Staff.
Great service & lots of selection! And very friendly... I love that!
Along came Quilting is my favourite store to shop for anything to do with quilting. The ladies are so knowledgeable and always ready to help with any problem or project, and all done with a smile and encouragement. If they do not stock any item I am interested in buying they will special order it in for me. I love this store because the service is amazing.
Friendly … fast service … great website ..
Service, friendliness and expertise. Also support for charity groups. ACQ helps collect donations for groups like Ujamaa Grandmas, Quilts for Valour, Victoria’s Quilts and others.Thank you
Excellent service! Fast friendly and stocked well.
The great fabric selection and wonderfully helpful staff
website is easy to access for online shopping. Huge selection of fabrics and notions online. Fantastic customer service -- even online. Each order when shipped is personalized and the customer is thanked for their purchase.
It was extremely organized and the open spaces and friendly and helpful staff, great customer service and they have just expanded and have a lot more fabulous stock !
The staff are always friendly and very helpful. The store carries a wide selection of fabric and are always happy to order books and other quilting items for you.
Everything... The staff are amazing and very helpful, the fabrics are beautiful and the new addition to the store makes it just the right size!
Easy online shopping. Excellent customer service.
Great variety on fabrics and notions; always has the most current fabrics and patterns in stock.
Excellent staff, great selection of fabrics especially since they expanded
Service and selection
Great selection of quality fabrics
Amazing selection of fabric, threads, patterns, books etc. staff are so very friendly and helpful whether picking fabric, a project, or helping with how to assemble a project. I always feel welcomed and never rushed, never have the staff hovering over me in case I touch something I shouldn’t. Best shop ever!
Amazing variety of fabrics and wonderful helpful staff.
The staff is very friendly and accommodating!
Incredible collection of fabrics and very helpful staff!
On line store. Fast shipping. Great prices. Unique products.
Variety of fabric and staff friendliness
Selection of fabrics books & notions
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Friendly staff and good quality products
Good quality fabric.
The staff is so very friendly and their selection and prices are amazing.
The owner, Linda. She is always very friendly and helpful, not to mention knowledgeable!!
Wonderful staff, beautiful store, large classroom, gorgeous selections of fabric
Colour selections!!! and the staff!!’
Excellent service and selection
The huge fabric selection and the extremely helpful staff make this my favourite store. It’s outstanding!
The variety of fabric and supplies and the helpfulness of all the staff., Great selection!! friendly staff.
Quality fabrics, great lessons, good supplies
Excellent service and a great selection of fabrics
The friendly, knowledgeable welcoming staff
Kaffe Fassett fabrics are fabulous
Fabulous staff, great stock, very good owner
Kind and experienced staff who share tips and knowledge! Especially Sharla!
The staff are helpful beyond the par and their fabric collection beyond that of other local quilt shops.
Wonderful kind & knowledgeable staff, amazing selection of fabrics & all other quilting & sewing needs; bright & well lit everywhere, also very supportive of charities in kind & thoughtful ways……..not enough words to describe how very special the store & staff are.
Lots of great fabric
The selection of fabrics
The people who work there are friendly, patient and helpful. Each time I go with my 87 year old mom to purchase material for her next project - the staff are welcoming and eager to bring materials to her so that she can sit and choose.
The friendly helpful staff. Their wide selection of fabric, patterns and thread.
All my needs in one place.
Friendly knowledgeable staff.
Always the best customer service
They have an excellent fabric selection, particularly batiks.
Amazing customer service and great selection.
Great customer service. Beautiful fabrics.
Customer service!! The store is beautiful and I always feel welcome, the staff are so nice and helpful.
The outstanding, knowledgeable staff who are willing to share their expertise.
The expansive fabric selection.
The huge variety and awesome staff!!!
Service is friendly and helpful!
The superb customer service the women that work there are so fabulous you can tell that management values them and treats them very well
The excellent selection of fabrics and the customer service provided by the staff, no matter the need; thy make you feel valued and have years of experience in quilting making them invaluable for advise, whether fabric choices or work arounds on a difficult pattern!!! Love these ladies!
Beautiful fabric, lots of variety, very helpful and friendly (but let you wander if you prefer). Beautiful quilts on display for inspiration, nice kits, wonderfully organized.
They have everything I need and if not they are happy to order it. Staff is so friendly.
Friendly Staff that is very helpful
Selection of fabrics and notions is fabulous, especially batiks. Staff are all wonderful too and so helpful
I'm very new to the quilting world and the ladies there were so helpful and encouraging in helping me on this new path!
This shop is generational! My oma quilted here, then my aunt, then me, then my baby sister. I sat in the back room with a bunch of ladies sipping tea, wiping sweat from there brows as they quilted away for hours on end. I still remember the encouragement they gave me along the way… and just like that, much like the name, along came MY very own quilt.
My auntie B brought both my sister and I to quilting classes when we were younger and it was such a special experience! The fact that they were able to guide me at eleven years old to make my OWN quilt alongside other (adult May I add) beginner quilters still baffles me. This store will always hold a place in my heart as I still to this day have my quilt, and my auntie b and oma both still quilt here frequently. I know all of the ladies well and they remember me! Truly feels like family.
The staff! They are all so very friendly and helpful every time you walk thru the door.
They take the time to acknowledge you when you walk in the door. They continue to check on you throughout your visit to ensure you have found what you need or to see if you need any assistance.
They are a wonderful group of ladies.
Well organized and friendly helpful staff!
The people who work at Along Came Quilting are extremely friendly and extremely helpful.
Wonderful selection of batiks, awesome service and people
Extremely helpful staff for selecting fabrics and an amazing selection of fabric to choose from!!!
Most amazing fabric selection and staff is so knowledgeable and helpful.
Fantastic fabrics, delightful staff who are always enthusiastic to help. Visiting them always makes me a smile.
Love their prompt service and willingness to find products for me. If I’m looking for something, they find it and bring it in for me. So easy!
High quality quilting fabrics, notions, books , patterns, and classes
Very helpful, friendly staff;
Great service both in store and online
Excellent service, lots of beautiful fabric and the knowledge of the ladies who work there.
Friendliness. Good customer service & product selection. Their shop makes me want to STAY and shop longer.
great selection, fast shipping
The staff are hilarious, absolutely bomb crew! So much knowledge, and the prices aren't inhibitive
The staff are wonderful - personable, knowledgeable and helpful. Their selection is vast, I could spend all day browsing and shopping. In a large city, with many store options this is my first go to for current projects and future inspirations. They have everything a quilter could want, need, and wish for., The salespersons are like working with your best friend - friendly and very helpful.
I love that you carry 108 wides and a good selection.
Absolutely the staff, they are extremely helpful. The new store is bright and well organized. I could spend hours there at a time.
Super helpful staff. Amazing selection of fabrics. Online shopping website is so easy to navigate. Overall just a wonderful place to shop.
Customer service and fabric selection.
Helpful staff & great fabric selection
The customer service and their choice of fabrics.
Expanded space is a positive addition for customers to this store which provides excellent selection of fabric and notions. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Everything! Staff knowledgeable & helpful, selection extensive & varied and if they don't have it they'll order it, or direct you to finding it somewhere else. That's service!
Everything- the helpful staff, the quilt samples on the walls, the WIDE variety of fabric, the reasonable prices, the big selection of fabric and notions; I could go on and on!
Service, batik fabric, service, notions, service, kits, service
So very help full. Wonder eye for color.
The outstanding knowledge of the staff and the way they relate to customers. It is such an inspiring shop !
Very awesome staff and a beautiful store
Great products and really helpful staff.
Outstanding service and selection!
Fantastic collection of fabrics and helpful staff!
Great product and great Staff!
Always an amazing and competitively selection of fabrics and supplies. Both the Owner and all the Staff are extremely friendly, helpful and happy to share their vast Quilting Knowledge. Definitely My Go To Store!!
Service is extraordinary and help with colour or coordinates is fantastic.
Great selection and service
The layout of the store featuring all the beautiful fabrics and colours.
I always find what I need and the customer service is unbeatable
Large selection and helpfulness
Fabulous curated bundles, great service, amazingly quick delivery..and of course fabulous fabric and lots of expertise.
they are very helpful and when you are having one of those days you just can't decide you do not feel that they want you gone.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The staff, fabrics & store layout
All the great fabric and the staff is great
Excellent service by staff, outstanding products.
Fabulous variety of fabrics found no where else and amazing staff who are always willing to go above and beyond to assist. My favorite store in the province.
So beautifully laid out and staff very helpful
Bright and very inviting!!! Great selection of fabric and notions. Such a relaxing and pleasurable shopping experience!
The service is exceptional.
Clean, bright, knowledgeable and personable staff
Excellent products and customer service
Great customer service and presentation of fabrics
Spacious layout. Beautiful products. Great service.
Incredible, knowledgeable, & friendly customer service! Extensive fabric selection in a beautiful, bright, organized store layout.
The staff are so willing to help with everything their customers need. There is always someone who steps up to help with a pattern, a technique or a colour match. This is above and beyond what the store sells - I have asked for help with a competitor's pattern, an old pattern that doesn't make sense to me, a colour match for fabric I didn't purchase there. They all greet customers with a smile and leave us alone to browse if that's all we want.
Bright, spacious, great selection and friendly service.
Excellent service, great selection of products and very friendly staff.
The products and the wonderful ladies who work there.
The ladies there are so very helpful. If you are stuck colour blocking they will give you so many ideas you never thought of. Patience should be their motto. Because they all have so much. And no one is in a rush. Which calms everyone else.
It's just the best in every way possible!
Fabulous fabric and notions collection, and friendly and experienced staff.
customer service. product availability
Great variety of fabrics and notions
They have everything I need to feed my Tula Pink, Kaffe and Creative Grids addictions. The staff is so friendly and kind and helpful!
The people and the selection.
Such informative, friendly staff, amazing merchandise
Friendliness and knowledgeable assistance
The selection of fabric is exceptional. The lighting and the space between rows helps one easily "interview" the fabric. The staff are so very knowledgeable and willing to help.
Great service and stock.
Online ordering. Exceptional service with fabric suggestions upon my request
Excellent staff and excellent selection of fabric and notions.
Friendly staff, great selection of fabrics in a bright, spacious setting!
The helpful friendly staff! And the abundance of all the fabrics. This store has bright and bold and modern as well as soft and traditional in stock.
The amazing staff
Friendly, personal service. Large, well organized selection of fabrics and notions.
Amazing staff and product
Selection is amazing
Staff have always been right when helping me make choices - so happy with their input.
The new expansion of the shop and their selection.
Very friendly helpful staff.
They always have what I am looking for
Great selection and superb customer service in person, online and social media
Customer service great selection
Great selection and expanded shop space
Excellent Customer Service! I order on-line. My package arrives quickly in a colourful, neat package. And always includes a free gift too.
Beautiful decorated lots of options
Everyone us so helpful and there is a wide variety of fabric snd notions.
The service, Fabric is well laid out and the staff are very helpful
Your shop handles Lori Holt products
Fabulous customer service and great fabric selection!
Fantastic service, friendly and always so helpful to find coordinating fabrics!
Service: Knowledgeable, helpful, cheerful, friendly and patient staff - ALL of them! The tone for this delightful store is set by its intrepid owner. Nothing is too much trouble.
I shopped for fabric online and received exactly what I ordered ...
Has everything you need! Lots of Kaffe Fasset Collective!
Service, quality products, friendly staff
They are always very friendly and helpful. They have an amazing selection of fabric, accessories, patterns and notions. One stop shopping for me.
Selection and service!!! Great store on both counts!
Always helpful and friendly! Great selection of fabrics for all tastes!
excellent customer service and very prompt shipping.
Good service, fast shipping, friendly staff excellent fabrics special the Canadian fabrics for me.
I have a favourite person that works there. I am afraid I can’t remember her name right now. Brown hair and glasses. I think she is the owners right hand person. She is just excellent! Other quilt shops have machine accessories that I need from time to time but Along came quilting is my favourite place to shop for fabric and notions. I love the expansion they recently did to the store. Just more to love!!!
Service is exceptional!
friendly staff, great variety and selection of fabrics, lots of classes
Fabulous customer service, knowledgeable staff, wonderful selection of fabric
The shop is bright, clean, well stocked and highly organized.
The staff is cheerful, friendly and always willing to help with my creation Prices are comparable and often smitch less than other stores
Outstanding selection of fabrics and knowledgeable and professional assistance from staff
The willing to help pick out fabric to help you decide for a project.
They carry great fabric and send out inspiring messages. Their kits are fabulous and the quilts I’ve made from their kits and fabric have won awards at shows.
The shop is always neat, clean and well organized. The staff is so very helpful. Now with renovations completed it's even better, because there's more-room and more fabric. The owner is very willing to support charitable organizations such as Victoria's Quilts, and Quilts of Valor Canada who have had a monthly sew day there since 2012.
The service provided by all of the staff and the variety of fabrics available.
They are super helpful.
The excellent service and the great selection of fabric at reasonable prices.
Along Came Quilting is a joy to visit, with the beautifully displayed fabrics and the quilts that can be made from them, to the friendly and knowledgeable staff. This is my favourite quilt shop!
Amazing staff and great selection of batiks.
Great selection of fabrics and pattern. Friendly staff
Great staff, great fabric collection, New and exciting things always on display.
The two ingredients for a perfect quilt - great people and great fabrics.
Fantastic selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff
Friendly helpful people. Lots of selection.
The staff are always so helpful and positive. The fabric selection and notions selection is first rate.
Excellent service and quality.
They really go the extra mile for you, if I see something online in an American store, they will bring it in for me at the best price they can, they have always come through for me. They recently did a huge renovation in the store and it looks so awesome! Very spacious with well organized shelves and lots of lovely. The staff are so awesome, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! They are my go to quilt shop, for sure!
Contribution to local charities
Excellent staff. Excellent service. Beautiful quilting fabric and displalys.
Variety and amount of fabric
Service, service, service! Happy service
Outstanding staff and service, very helpful and good natured!
knowledgeable and helpful staff
If they don't have what your looking for they will try to get it in for you
Fabric selection is amazing
Quality of service and materials as well as personal assistance
lots of quality fabric, wonderful staff
They make you feel welcome every time you go in. They hire great people., staff are very helpful. Fabric selection is suitably for any quilting project
Excellent selection of fabric, knowledgable and helpful staff
Staff is very helpful & they have beautiful fabrics.
The love they have of the industry itself--you can tell that they are honouring the best of what quilting can be for everyone. They want to share the joys of quilting and want their customers to have every success.
always has in stock the items I'm looking for.
Friendly, very helpful staff
The variety of fabrics & helpfulness of staff!
Nice variety of fabrics
Very helpful when I phone. Fabric arrives neatly wrapped as if it is a gift. Also they have many choices of fabric, kits , etc.
Fabulous selection of fabric and notions. Knowledge, friendly, and helpful staff. Store is well organized, clean, and a joy to shop at.
Newly expanded, lots of natural light, friendly & helpful staff.
The staff is what makes it. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
ACQ has wonderful helpful staff. The quality and selection of fabrics is fabulous. An enjoyable place to shop.
The staff is amazing and the store seems to have everything and beautifully displayed. Pride is taken in presentation for sure.
The people: the owner and staff excel at supporting patrons with their projects. There is a sense of community which I have not found elsewhere.
Fantastic service and variety of fabrics.
Good customer service and many beautiful fabrics
Wonderful staff, great at finding the “ perfect “ match.
Always wonderful service and fun employees.
Great service and variety of fabrics and notionsCgeryl,
Along Came Quilting. Very nice selection of quilting fabrics and super knowledgeable and kind staff! My FAVOURITE quilting shop!!’
Friendly staff. Amazing fabric selection
It is always friendly customer service and a great selection of materials.
Quality, friendliness, helpful, amount of product available
Great staff, very helpful
Along Came Quilting is a bright, spacious space with inspiration all around. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It's a pleasure to visit Along Came Quilting.
Selection. Bright cheery atmosphere. AMAZING STAFF!
Friendly, helpful and beautiful fabrics
Website is user friendly and when I call the shop the staff are great.
Selection of fabric & notions plus friendly and knowledgeable staff
The staff makes this store a winner.
Friendliness, fabric selection
Amazing staff. Incredible selection of fabrics and supporting accessories.
Prices. All in all, my favourite shop.
Always smiling, easy to ask questions, very helpful. Plus a wonderful selection of fabrics etc.
great select of unique fabric/patterns
- super helpful staff, beautiful shop with lots of space to browse before buying
The service is outstanding!
The store was amazing before they expanded but since the expansion it is big bright and beautiful. They have a huge selection of bright fabric and civil war which I love. The staff is so helpful and really go above and beyond to help you.
They carry all the most popular lines and have the best staff!
The variety of fabric, supplies, patterns, threads, supportive knowledgeable staff, and the fact that it does not matter if it is on line or in person. The space to allow you to be able to easily find what you are looking for and what you did not know you needed.
Wonderful staff and selection
Wonderful selection of fabrics, a beautiful uncrowded space, and friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Great selection and very helpful, knowledgeable staff.
Excellent service and great fabric selection.
Great service and knowledgeable staff
Absolutely fabulous staff - along with a terrific selection of the best-quality fabrics!
Beautiful display of fabric and very knowledgeable and helpful staff! Always a treat to visit!!
Great shop ! Great deals ! Great staff ! Great owner who cares about her customers
They are always happy to help you plus they have the best Kaffe selection!
Excellent helpful staff. It is always a fun day to visit the store., excellent online and in-store service and stock
Beautiful fabric and super friendly and helpful staff.
The staff here are so helpful and pleasant. Store is very bright. Selection of fabric is awesome!!
Lots of variety, great staff
Selection and staff
Very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff!
Easy website to maneuver. Fast service. Friendly staff. High quality products. Great inventory for Kaffe Fabrics among many others.
The range of Kaffe and Batik fabrics. And the Lovely staff.
Good prices, friendly staff, have a good inventory of Quiting
People like Kim and Linda. They have a personal touch in serving clients.
Great fabric selection, competitive prices, super friendly/helpful staff and lovely displays.
Fresh, pleasant helpful staff, kind atmosphere versus $$$ Attitude
Friendly staff and fair prices
Outstanding selection of fabric, ideas, notions, and the most patient, knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging staff!
Customer service. Fast response, will order items they don't currently stock for me. They also stand behind products when warranties fail. Just THE BEST.
My first time shopping with them and service was amazing. Order came to Northern BC in less than 2 days and it is beautiful.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pricing is competitive and sometimes better then other quilting stores including online sources.
Fabulous fabrics and fabulous service
Customer service is phenomenal, the store layout is the best I’ve seen, with a variety of newest patterns, fabrics and rulers. Online shopping is also a wonderful experience and an easy to navigate interface! Colors are true to fabric and thread selection. All around my absolute favorite place to shop!
The staff's welcoming and helpful attitude along with a fantastic variety of fabrics.
A beautiful selection of great fabric and helpful, cheerful staff.
Fantastic selection of fabrics and notions, great prices
Quality and knowledge of employees
Friendly and helpful staff for sure.
The staff, location and prices. They go above and beyond.
Love their fabric collection and their very helpful staff.
Wonderful staff pleasant and knowledgeable
The most amazing & helpful staff.
Large selection of fabrics. Friendly, helpful service.
Along came Quilting, customer service is excellent! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, kind staffing. Choice of fabric outstanding!
Great selection, wonderful staff, excellent service.
Friendly staff and wide selection of goodies
The staff is wonderful and I love the selection of books they carry
Excellent selection, helpful staff.
The staff!! So kind knowledgeable and friendly
The wonderful owner (Linda), plus the selection of products
Great service, bright organized store, wide selection of fabrics.
Friendly & helpful staff; spaciousness of shop; fabulous fabric and notions selection; fair prices
Staff are super
Excellent customer service and attention to detail.
It’s beautifully laid out and enjoyable to browse and shop
Friendly staff and responsivenrss to customers and variety of products.
The wonderful inventory of beautiful material, threads, tools. The service from all the emplyees is amazing. They have a willingness to help customers. Very positive store.
The shop is so cozy and well stocked. All the staff are knowledgeable and supportive of new and experienced quilters.
Great selection of batiks!!
Staff are amazing… friendly, knowledgeable, skilled, creative and encouraging. Excellent array of fabric at very good prices. Provided excellent service online during COVID, as well as staying open with considerate and wise safety precautions.
The staff are so pleasant and helpful, the fabric is high quality, well curated and displayed. I couldn't ask for more. Most importantly, I can EASILY get there using local transit.
Optional: Can you tell us a story of a special moment you had at the shop? (from Live Customer Votes)
I asked my husband for a gift from this shop and they were very helpful.
Always add something for free with every purchase.
My first time shopping there as a new quilter, they took the time to help me with fabric needs, batting and measurements as I was clueless. Not once did they make me feel stupid, in fact when I left I felt very empowered!
I love Along Came Quilting in Calgary ❣️
A friend showed me a featherweight notion, so I came to find that! Saw so many other fun things. I love the expansion, that was my first time to see it.
At Along Came Quilting was amazed at the selection of beautiful fabric in stock. Staff so helpful.
I was looking for something very specific to make a backpack for my great niece. I never really expected to find it but when I asked Terry if there was such a thing, within seconds it was in my hands.
Material I wanted was sold out. They contacted me personally and helped me choose something similar that I could use. They filled my order and I received my very beautiful fabric and started my quilt. They care about their customers.
They helped me find the right kind of pattern for a container so I could make a pencil case for the grandkids. They also helped me on a border issue I was having cutting the fabric.
I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between black and very dark navy…when I wasn’t sure which of several fabric suggestions were the best choice for my project, the person serving me went to the shop’s “back office” and retrieved their resident colour expert…she knew right away which was the best match…it was such a relief…I really appreciated having that expert opinion!
every visits is a special moment
Sunflower Illusions quilt class
She can spend hours in there. I know she likes the staff and she thinks they have the best supply of some kind of fabric.
Always willing to show me options out of my comfort zone that I would never choose by myself 🙂
Jane was amazing at helping me choose fabrics for a quilr.
I visit here every time I am in Calgary and each time it has grown with even more material and supplies. It’s a special Moment every time I visit!
My granddaughter princess quilt.
Very helpful staff to help curate a collection for a quilt.
Before Covid, Along Came Quilting, Calgary, provided their classroom for our group to have monthly sew days. We are looking forward to having these once again. A day with the ladies is always too much fun — both with our group and their staff.
Roxanne Nelson is a quilt artist who has taught collage quilting classes. I’ve taken 2 of them and I’d love to take more. She’s amazing!
I took a beginners quilt class at Along Came Quilting while on my breast cancer journey 11 years ago and fell in love with the craft and buying fabric from this store.
Finding the quilt pattern on line in the store for me when I realized I had misread the yardage needed.
There are too many to list - every class, every shopping day, every interaction is special.
I met Linda on a garden tour over fuschias and tree peonies. Soon after she began working at Along Came Quilting. A few years later she owned the shop. It is my favorite shop. I am currently making a quilt called pieced peony. Yesterday, I sent my husband to her shop with a list of things I needed. He found everything on the list and came home happy with stories of chats with staff and customers.
One staff member provided step by step instruction, so that I could complete a challenging paper piecing project- in their "quilt along" sessions.
I had a major health issue which affected my mental wellbeing. All Along Came Quilting became one of my supporting partners in addition to family and friends. Whether they knew it or not, every trip I made to there was a struggle to interact. I always left feeling inspired to carry on. Now I am doing much better, and I pay it forward by either introducing quilting as a therapeutic activity or I make quilts for those who are struggling. At the heart of quilting is a community of support and Linda’s staff At Along Came Quilting exemplify this.
It was a small helpful hint for working on your patterns, how to make a template for the 2 1/2 inch circle. It was simple but very helpful.
I have difficulty imagining what the finished quilt will look like. Choosing fabric is the hardest part of quilting for me! But the staff are so patient and pull numerous options for me that they feel would work together. We discuss the pros and cons and I feel like I make good and informed choice with their help! They have helped me with countless quilts over the years!
I live some distance away so I use online ordering. Sharla makes the process easy.
I once ran out of the backing fabric for a quilt I was making, the bolt was sold out and I was so upset with myself. One of the ladies remembered seeing some remnants in the back so she went and searched until she found fabric that ended up being enough to piece the back together and add a strip to a pillow case, above and beyond service.
Finding the last quilt panel for girls playing hockey! Thank you!
Sharla was very patient with me as a new customer. Delivery was fast and I was able to track it. I could not find this particular item anywhere around me but they had it in stock. It came with a beautiful letter thanking me for supporting local ( something I’ve always tried to do…shop Canadian!!!) It was a nice touch. I already have recommended them. Thank you
I only shop online as I live two provinces away from Along Came Quilting. One order came in a Van Gogh "Starry Nights" package. I e-mailed my delight with receiving my order as well as the special packaging. Alone Came Quilting e-mailed right back and said I'd made their day. That is fantastic customer service and brings happiness to all.
I loved having a tour of the whole place even though I had been there many times before... The staff just love working there which is so good to see! Just became my favorite quilting store.
The last two times I went into the store Kim helped me pick out the nicest fabric!
Never been in the shop, only shop on line.
The friendliest staff to deal with. When phoning in orders extremely efficient.
I had to buy some quilting material for my wife and Linda was very helpful as I knew nothing about quilting. She was very patient with me as well.
Getting to know wonderful quilters at the sew alongs and classes.
The first time I visited this store, I felt very welcome and was told my husband could sit down while I shopped 😄
Meeting the lovely and very helpful Jane Dutton.
I belong to a very special charity, they allow us to use their great classroom for our “sew days” where we learn & sew for our charity sale ……every “sew day” is special.
Another day was their excellent help choosing fabrics for an oriental inspired quilt for a special quilt for my grandson & his fiancé….what a day that was……so much fun & joy.
My mother decided last year in June to make 4 Christmas quilts. One for each grandchildren. Mom had 4 panels but needed ideas and material to complete each quilt (each having to be a different design). After discussions with Kim (staff), mom and I decided on designs and Kim drew out decision, noted material sizes and locations for each quilt so mom had the steps noted when she went home. The end result were 4 happy adult grandchildren getting original, Christmas quilts at Christmas 2022 from their excited grandmother. Thanks Kim!
Colour suggestions for a quilt.
I order online and my order is sent to me. I had a pattern I wanted to make and the shop picked out all the fabrics I needed and sent them to me. I live 7 hours from the shop. I do not shop anywhere else but “Along came Quilting”. Best shop ever.
Staff assisted with colors/ fabrics for the perfect quilt for my new grand daughter.
Staff always have a smile and ready to help every time I have been in.
I was invited to a staff retreat one weekend, taking the spot of someone who couldn’t make it last minute. It was SO much fun, those gals are great to hang out with, so many laughs, it felt like a big happy family.
When I brought in a quilt top and needed to find fabric for the backing Teri had to show my quilt to everyone.
Every time I come here is a special time.
Had no clue as to how to put some blocks together. Took some of the blocks into Along Came Quilting and Kim help with sizing, sashing, corner blocks. Gave me choices of colors i could use. Quilt is now complete and it is beautiful.
No I cannot, I have been shopping there for years and every time I go in there has been great.
Making my first quilt! Like I said my auntie took me and I was in a class of all adult wonderful ladies at eleven years old and they guided me the entire way through it! I still have my first quilt with a note on it that has the date I made it. So special.
My daughters didn't have any interest in quilts but ageed to go as a group as I convinced them they could not go in this store without finding exciting fabric. We spent hours and they all had trouble limiting purchases for me to make them something. Great family outing. My new happy place!
Every Visit is a special moment. They have also helped me select fabric for quilts I wanted to make.
Teri giggling about how I'm being corrupted into quilting.
Before Covid I took classes as well as attended social days in the classroom; the teachers I consider my friends as well as advisors when I have a quilting issue. Going into the shop its like being with friends and family. Every moment to this day is like being with good friends - we laugh and sometimes we have sad moments; we help with charities that help others at the end of the day I have always felt welcomed.
The staff is friendly and helpful. You always have new lines of fabrics to buy. Love that your books are reasonably priced. Love that you are expanding the store.
Many special visits! The staff are always happy to help with fabric selection.
As a new quilter years ago, they were willing to spend hours helping me to choose fabric for a Jinny Beyer project. I learned so much that day.
I do art quilting and I was struggling to find a fabric to depict ocean water. We looked for a long time . I was about to leave when another staffer who had quietly overheard our search conversation went to the back room and pulled out a new fabric not yet even on the shelves. "Might this help?" she asked. It was perfect! That's good service.
The helpful staff aided me with getting coordinating fabrics for two “Frozen” panels to make quilts for my granddaughters. That was about seven years ago, but they still talk about it, and ask after the girls.
The wonderful sew days before the Covid. The talk and sewing was priceless. Miss them a lot.
Too many to share.
When first new to quilting, staff took time to help choose fabric for borders and backing. Wonderful eye for colour selection etc. staff are always very encouraging and complimentary of your quilting project.
I go to several fabric stores to shop for quilt fabrics. This store is by far my favorite. Staff are very knowledgeable on quilting & are always happily available to offer suggestions.
I sew custom bags and the ladies at the shop have always been incredibly helpful in providing their thought on fabric choices. I brought in two young ladies just coming into their teens, so they could pick fabric for their own bags. Watching how the staff kindly directed the 2 young ladies towards better complimentary fabric options was incredible. Never discounting the choices the girls made but kindly showing them different options that were better without discounting the girls thoughts was beautiful to see. Their encouragement was amazing and drew out the girls’ individual creativity. One of the best moments I have ever had shopping for fabric. It was more than a purchase but truly a memory building experience. Now that I have moved away from Calgary I drive 3 hours to come to Along Came Quilting because of how they go beyond just selling fabric. They create memories that I cherish!!
Wall hanging taken down so I could see how sleeve was constructed.
I've had many wonderful experiences of looking for specific fabrics/colours, where I received help from Betty, Terry, Kim, & all the wonderful staff at ACQ. They are all very knowledgeable & friendly, always making my visits to the store fun & successful. Just the other day I was at their newly expanded store for the first time, which is incredibly beautiful, bright & inspiring....& as I stood there admiring it & breathing it all in, I got goosebumps! It's a must see to visit this gorgeous quilt shop!
Close to tears, I came in to the store on a busy day with a nearly-completed quilt that had colours not quite right. One staff member laid it out on a cutting table and started searching for fabric matches. Over the course of the next 60+ minutes, various staff members checked out my quilt and went in search of fabric for me. Did I mention they were all busy? It was as if it became a game and their cheerful attitude infected other customers who joined in the hunt. Wow.
Kim-who is a EXCELLENT teacher taught me how to machine appliqué-which I had feared before-not now! ALWAYS welcome by her and the other ladies!
Not right now. Thank You
A few years ago I participated in a BOTM program at ACQ. I brought the completed quilt in to the shop to show them and received lovely comments. Linda Goa, the store owner, asked whether the store could display the quilt for a few months, and of course I said yes (what a lovely compliment!) After a few months I picked up the quilt and Linda gave me a VERY generous gift certificate for my troubles (what troubles for heaven’s sake?) I looked at the amount and before I could thank her a comment popped out of me: “Good god, you have to eat you know!” After we had a good laugh I redeemed my quilt (and yes, remembered to thank Linda!) ACQ continues to be my favourite quilt shop.
I visited the store looking for my next project. K suggested that I might want to try One Block Wonder. She brought out 2 mirrors, then showed on numerous different fabrics how it would work. 30 min later I had a good understanding of the concept. 2 days later I returned with some fabric from my stash to discuss what she thought would work and what wouldn't, Was looking for fabric to match a horse panel and asked if they thought it would match what I had found online or if they seen something better. They went beyond my expectation and pulled a bunch and sent me pictures of what they thought.
Terrie was absolutely the perfect quilting fairy for me one day in particular when I was having trouble picking out a pattern and accent fabric to go with a jelly roll I had bought because the jelly roll was perfect. Finding perfect to go with perfect took ages and I do appreciate the time she spent and her expertise. Finished quilt was a huge hit with recipient.
Terri was super helpful today. She took the time to help me "audition" fabrics for my quilt. It was greatly appreciated, as I am new to matching fabrics.
Terri chatting with me while I was working through the decision to put my dog down. She was so kind and compassionate!
Indecisive about a binding choice. I actually had 3 staff members find me the perfect solution. So happy with help and input.
When I last visited the shop, I had great customer service, and was greatly impressed by the selection of all things quilting.
Just anytime I go into the store the staff are friendly and so helpful with fabric selection.
Great friendly service.
They are very helpful.
Attended a class instructed by Aie Rossman.
I took a friend who asked me to make a t-shirt quilt for her husband's birthday, she knows nothing about sewing. We had been to other stores that had all been helpful, but Along Came Quilting had the layout and displays and enthusiastic staff that made it so easy for us to pick the extra fabric and get ideas. They are consistently great. My friend felt at home in an alien environment.
I had a job that was very stressful. Quilting is my downtime and a chance to be away from the demands of people. Shopping at "Along Came Quilting" was a lunchtime escape one day. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, it felt like a welcoming neighborhood. Unbeknown to the staff, they reset my mood for the day and I went back to work ready to be friendly and patient to those that demanded my energies at work, just like the store staff had done for me. A little kindness goes much further than we sometimes realize!
I did not shop in person but rather by phone, looking to upgrade my sew easy table. They made it easy and the order arrived fast and accurate.
Always friendly when I wanted to knowing something and answer me right a way back. From all those years I buy fabrics at “along came quilting” and mailing with them it became a second quilt family to me. What I keep as a special treasure.
I always get a phone call if there is a change to my order.
I was making choosing fabrics for a stained glass applique angel. Staff was so very helpful in suggesting and helping me choose fabrics to co-ordinate with the lovely fabric that was to be the focal/anchor fabric.
When I was desperate for a particular fabric and they came through with the perfect quantity.
While enjoying all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics, met a brand new quilter also looking. She was so excited about learning how to quilt and all the beautiful fabrics. Told her the staff was always so helpful and encouraged her to talk with them.
I needed a full bolt of fabric and they were happy to make sure i could get it. , Just felt welcomed when I walked in the front door.
During the pandemic, when just about everything was closed, their online shop was open for business. If I couldn’t find what I wanted on the website, Linda tracked it down and ordered it for me and the mailed it directly to me. A lot of stores will just say we don’t have that item in stock, but not Linda! She understands how important quilty items are to us quilters! She’s the best!
Suppliers’ presentations about products. Great learning opportunities.
I made a double wedding ring quilt. Kim spent over an hour helping me pick colours and it is gorgeous.
When I got home from the hospital after surgery, Linda sent my fabrics by mail so that I would have them when I was ready to sew again.
Was looking to do some free motion quilting. Staff were very helpful in selecting tracing paper and also pencils that fade away.
I live in a remote area and would be lost without Along Came Quilting. They send my orders so quickly it's shocking. Customer service like this doesn't happen very often. These folks are positive and obviously enjoy what they do. They are my connection to the magic of creating.
Help with picking out fabric.
I did a mail order, my first with them, and had it 2 days later!
After taking a class for Kaleidoscope quilting I was asked if I would allow a photo to be placed on their website of my quilt. What a wonderful gift to me, as I have only become a better quilter because of their classes and their shop.
I needed a certain piece of Tula Pink fabric which was 3 collections ago and I found it here.
I phoned the store and still got great customer service. We text back and forth and I sent pictures of my quilt in progress. The employee helped me with quilting ideas, thread colours and more.
I loved the owner's emails throughout the pandemic. Her first priority was the health and safety of her staff and clients. I appreciated her compassionate and common sense approach to a situation none of us had anticipated. Mostly, I valued that she valued the well being of people before profits - a bold and gutsy move for a small business owner.
I brought my adult son for his input since I was making the quilt for him. The lady helping us included him in the process of finding fabrics, asking his opinions/preferences. When we left, about an hour later, we were both pleased with the fabric we had purchased and my son said he had a new appreciation on what was involved in buying the fabric, and how very helpful the staff was. He felt comfortable and welcomed.
Every moment is special in this shop. The energy and joy the ladies show when you ask for help. The experience is worth go to this store alone compared to the other stores in Calgary.
Purchased the fabric there for the quilt I made as a wedding gift for my son & daughter-in-law.
I am just getting back into quilting after a very long hiatus. The staff were so helpful and kind.
I placed an order tuesday, then wednesday placed another order. I was refunded the price of shipping for my first order and the 2 orders were combined and arrived in less than 2 days. My fabric is beautiful and Im thrilled to have found this shop. I will be placing more orders.
They have a section of kaffe fabrics and quilts that invoke awe when you walk in the store.
Picking a pattern and fabric to make a memories quilt for a friend.
My introduction to quilting was by the staff at ACQ!
I took my first quilting class there and got such great advise.
Request for a darker colour scheme for a class being picked out by owner/staff when kits sold out.
A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a fabric to complement one I had bought there a few months ago. A staff member happened to come by to reshelve some fabric and without even being asked, started to help me. She was actually interested in my project not to mention being a great help!