What makes your favorite shop stand out? (from Live Customer Votes)

Friendly AND knowledgeable staff

Amazing selection of fabrics and other craft necessities

Good prices

Fabric select and knowledgeable staff

ACQ is a beautiful store, well organized and has everything a dedicated quilter might need. The pricing is reasonable and they are adding more classes all the time. The staff is very helpful and friendly and it’s a delightful place to visit and dream up new projects.

Great selection and great, helpful staff. They’re willing to special order too (I did this recently with some patterns).,

The staff are friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of patterns, books, notions and fabrics. And they are willing to order an item in if it isn't in store.

The staff are kind and knowledgeable. Nothing is too much to ask; I never feel rushed. Their stock is extensive and they are open to special orders. They doubled their floor space in the last couple of years and WOW! I would have to be hard pressed to go to another quilt store in Calgary.

Friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic staff.

Wonderful staff, great selection, helpful customers

Great selection

Quality products. Very helpful staff!

Well laid out, bright store with excellent helpful staff. Great up to date selection of fabric and all quilting needs.

The girls that work there are all good instructors and quilters and they are very helpful when selecting material. They also carry a large selection of fabrics.

They have a fantastic array of fabrics and beautiful quilts. Hung up all over the wall and they have very lovely, helpful, informative, talented staff. They have fantastic quilt kits, quilt tools and other accessories that make going into the store the best ever.

Along Came Quilting. Calgary AB Canada - They are wonderfully & knowledgeably staffed - The store is beautifully lit - the selection of gorgeous farics is awesome - they are wonderful supporters of charities that is amazing…….& so many other great accolades……………..in other words, they are the very best………🥳

awesome staff and wonderful selection of fabric/backing/thread....and well just everything!!!

Friendly staff! They are very helpful and pull out several bolts of fabric to help you make your choice more easily. Also, the store is bright and displays many quilts, a mini show every time you visit.

Customer service is outstanding by supporting products or special orders when they do not have what I am looking for

if it has fabric and projects I like

Outstanding staff and product selection

The people and wonderful selection

Wonderful staff, great selection of fabrics. They’ll bring in anything you want if it’s not in stock. So helpful.

Great service and online shopping

Store hours and friendly staff

super helpful and friendly staff

The staff-they are very knowledgeable and helpful. The store is big and beautiful! Many different lines available-Laundry Basket fabrics, Kaffe Fasset fabrics-just to name two of my favourites.

Very large quilt store with beautiful materials and variety of threads and quilting rulers , threads and best part is the staff. They are always so very helpful and very professional.

Love, love, this store. Five stars for sure.

The staff are always so helpful and polite. The store renovations have improved the viewing and selection of fabric and sewing items. They continue to bring in new items such as patterns, vinyl and purse/bag supplies which keeps them current with sewists like myself. This is my go to store. Hands down

Wonderful ,helpful and knowledgeable staff! Beautiful fabrics and finished quilts everywhere. It's such a feel good place to spend a couple of hours., Along Came Quilting always is so helpful, Avery good selection of fabric, accessories, books, patterns and By Annie supplies. I always find way more than I go in for.

They have a wide selection of fabric that is carefully displayed so one can easily find what you need or want. The shop is bright and orderly, the staff warm, friendly, and very helpful. It’s a very fun place to go.

The owner and staff make this shop outstanding. Even though the fabrics are amazing and there is every notion you would ever need - it is the commitment of the people in the shop to be there for the customers and charity groups that makes the shop the place to go for the sewing community.

Organized, beautiful quilts hanging, roomy, colourful, gorgeous fabrics, Large aisles, very clean and tidy, items well presented, a plethora of fabrics, patterns, and notions, and very friendly, helpful staff!

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A clean, well organized store with stellar products. The bathroom is greatly appreciated as well. Love, love, Along Came Quilting!

The staff is so knowledgeable and willing to help.

The quality of the fabrics, but most importantly the staff. They are so knowledgable and always willing to help even if I am not buying anything. It is a joy and inspiration to visit the store.

Easy online shopping. fantastic selection of fabrics and notions and batting. Excellent prices. Quick delivery by Canada Post. Care is given to place fabrics and notions in plastic bags to avoid damage from postal spills. Each parcel arrives with a special message from the Shipper. Makes receiving a parcel all the more special.

The amazing and helpful staff!

Great fabric selection and staff

Best service!!

They always go above and beyond great service, they are so friendly and helpful. Their online support is amazing.

The knowledgeable encouragement and support that the friendly staff can offer, coupled with the fabulous selection of fabrics, make me feel at home in Along Came Quilting.

Huge selection of fabric. Knowledgeable & helpful staff.

The staff, fabric selections

The staff are outstanding and products very extensive.

The size of the store, you have room to walk around without being crowded.

The staff are always friendly and super helpful.

Choice and staff

All the variety of fabrics and the friendly staff!

The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The store is absolutely beautiful in the way everything is displayed. I like to attend the Quilts of Valor meetings there

Community Support

Selection and service - the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and always helpful.


Excellent customer service, great prices and fabulous selection!

Friendly staff, spacious and bright

Gorgeous fabric, superb customer service, awesome support of local charities.

They have a lovely selection of fabric and take time to help their customers. They are a great supporter of the local volunteer quilting community and help our group Ujamaa Grandmas by collecting donated fabric for our fabric sale and providing us with a lovely space to work on projects for our craft sale.

Quality, selection, knowledgeable staff, no pressure to purchase.

Community Invovement

They are so friendly, helpful, and experienced at choosing the best fabric colour if I need help.

They are always friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

The people are super friendly and helpful. They have recently expanded the shop so there is lots of room to move around and more fabric.


Service & selection.

Always helpful to find prints and assist with ideas

They have a great selection and offer a free or reasonably priced community space.

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful selection of fabrics that are well displayed.

Everyone who works there knows their inventory and knows where to find that inventory. And they are so pleasant and willing to help. I hope they win as it's a pleasure to go into the store.

Fantastic staff


Lots more fabric and nice layout

The staff is always so friendly and helpful. They have answers to ever question and really take the time to help me find just the right fabrics.

The staff and fabric selection.

The Staff! They readily share their expertise and are so helpful.

The amazing staff! Always so helpful and very knowledgeable.

Exceptional service. Beautiful fabric Great classes

I have shopped there for years and love the staff and the new store !

The people plus the products!

The customer service is second to none, the range of fabric and products is spectacular, the sew-along days are an inspired example of outside the box thinking - and so much fun!

Great atmosphere, huge selection of fabrics, patterns, notions and a staff that truly cares about their customers. Always willing to help find that 'perfect' fabric!!

The fabric and notion selection is amazing and the customer service is top notch. The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to assist you.

Great selection of fabric. Staff are friendly, helpful and courteous.

the service

Along Came Quilting has the best staff, they are all very knowledgeable. They are patient and kind and always so helpful. The selection in the store is amazing. The prices are very reasonable. I do not shop anywhere else. If they don’t have a product that I need in store, they will order it in for me. I love Along Came Quilting.

The staff there are so friendly knowledgeable and extremely helpful!!

Aesthetics, Organization, Incredible Staff and Best Online website. They are efficient and client oriented. Wonderful place to shop and order online from.

Great service!

Helpful staff

Generous with their time and helpful. Beautiful fabric and a large supply of notions to choose from

Great online site, excellent quality fabric and accessiries. All of my online orders have been exactly as ordered with quick and efficient delivery times!!

Awesome customer service and lots of selections of material.

With the new renovations, the shop is even better. The lighting is good so it is easy to match colors. The staff, especially Kim, are excellent at helping with techniques and color choices. This is the best shop in Calgary.

fabric selection

It is always clean and bright, easy to see all of the fabrics and since they have expanded, it is even better!

Lots of room, quilts displayed on walls, classes, helpful staff

Best selection of fabric, knowledgeable and helpful staff, always go the extra mile to help customers. The best staff possible. Store extremely clean, tidy, and easy to find what you need. A fantastic classroom with great lighting and plenty of space.

Excellent service, good fabric choices, classroom

They are knowledgeable, helpful answering questions. And when I receive my order, it is parcelled like a gift. I appreciate the care that has gone into the items sent.

Always so helpful and great inventory. Ever time I go into the shop it is like visiting friends.

Very helpful staff. Fun place to shop!!

beautiful fabrics

All the great online services. The staff helpfulness is truly wonderful. , reliable, quick service, great staff. They have a great selection of fabric and patterns

Great customer service

Tons of inspiration and selection of fabrics.

This is a beautiful (newly expanded) shop. Lots of fabric selection with a ton of inspiration. Love this place!

The employees are very helpful and friendly.

The staff is so friendly and helpful and has been so supportive of me from the start. As a beginner quilter, the hobby can be overwhelming. They take the time to talk to you, figure out your idea, and help you get what you need. They are genuinely interested in what their customers are doing and share customer projects and successes. It's the best quilt shop around!

Great selection of fabric; helpful and knowledgeable staff

Always keeping up with the trends. Always have what I’m looking for. Staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Great selection of fabrics & all supplies, & the wonderful, friendly service by very knowledgeable staff.

Knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful staff. Just the best.

Service is top quality along with the material

Friendly knowledgeable staff. Lots of fabric choices.

great people

Supportive staff

Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful

The staff are very friendly and helpful in picking fabric, followed with working out your requirements and then talking through the steps you are going to do in your project. The store also has a nice selection of fabrics displayed and stored in an easy, understandable way.

This shop has a wonderful variety of fabrics and an amazing knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff.

Staff, pricing, selection.

The fabric quality, the choice in stock, the wonderful, helpful, informative store employees.

Their huge selection of Kaffe Fassett Fabric and their friendly staff.

Staff are so very helpful!

Great helpful staff.

Its not a large store but they have a wonderful array of products. The wonderful fabrics they carry. The staff are friendly and helpful.

The service and the staff.

The staff are ready to answer any questions.


Optional: Can you tell us a story of a special moment you had at the shop? (from Live Customer Votes)

Found the exact piece of fabric to complete a project. Very happy as I had been looking for a while in other places.

I appreciate shops who put staff time off during special times like Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc and who respect & honour days like Remembrance Day by closing - Along Came Quilting does this.

I was finishing a large quilt and I didn't have enough fabric to continue with the pattern which was very upsetting and stressful. When I went to see the ladies we found the closest match and they got me a pen that is permanent and I was able to make the same graphic marks on that fabric that will never come off that match the pattern that you couldn't even tell where things did not blend with the others. These ladies are fantastic and they have great suggestions like this when you're in a pinch. They definitely saved my day!!, Their support for the charity I sew for (Ujamaa Grandmothers - part of the Stephan Lewis Foundation) is amazing. They have provided us with class room space for a “Sew Day” & collect unused donated fabrics. They are always so much fun, as we sew up interesting items to sell & raise funds for the SLF. Each Sew Day is special………….

Just when I thought that I would never find what I was looking for, one of the staff came up to me and placed it in my hands.

Many special moments.

I sew a lot of By Annie patterns. I was looking for a specific pattern they did not have in their store. A quick email asking if they could order it and presto it was done. Always willing to help.

I went in to find the backing for a quilt I had made and they took a picture of it and put it on there Facebook page. I haven’t been quilting that long and it made me feel so good.

Over 10 years ago, I became very involved with Quilts of Valour Canada. I went in the shop to see if I could put a note in their newsletter inviting quilters who be interested in this group to give me a call. The owner not only said she would do that, but we could have an initial meeting in their classroom, and we could use their classroom one day each month for a sew day. It was such an encouragement as I didn’t really know what I should do to get started. Our group is still going and growing, and we still meet the first Tuesday of each month at the shop to work on quilts of valour for our military men and women. We also have a group of quilters who meet in Cochrane, a small town just west of Calgary.

When I was a beginner quilter I brought in my blocks not knowing how to sash them or with what fabric. The staff member had me lay out the blocks and brought a number of fabrics and we chose the best one together and she explained how to sash and amounts of fabric etc. She was so helpful especially when I was so overwhelmed!

All my visits to this store are special.

It is a while back, but they spent copious amounts of time helping me find the “right” fabric!

in 2010 l had breast cancer and l was 13 hours away from home and my children for 3 months having treatment. Every day after my radiation l would go to this shop and l would sew. If the owner was staying late she would let me stay she would work, and l would sew. One weekend l was struggling with brain fog from the radiation and couldn't get my mitered corners correct. I was to the point of tears. l went home and had a good rest but dreaded going back the next to tackle these corners, l arrived at my usual time the next day, and some quilting elves had place my pieced my corners together. The thoughtfulness and kindness was so amazing l cried, l felt so LOVED that day, and every time l go in there.

They have always gone out of their way to accommodate me. When I’ve asked for special rulers or patterns, they always know where to find them for me.

They sponsored my Quilter of Distinction honour at a local quilt show!

This store generously opens their back room to our charity group. I have spent many happy moments there.

I needed fabric to go with a friend's chair upholstery. I didn't think I would ever find the right thing but the wonderful lady I talked with did - and in a place I wouldn't have looked!

Lots of help from the great staff.

I just completed my first beginner quilting class here and have signed up for a paper piecing class already. I think I’m hooked because of the teacher. She is amazing.

I needed a very specific piece of material which I found there.

I recently attended a sew along day at the store for the first time. My sewing buddies had been many times. The whole day was special - the staff even made coffee and loaded the dishwasher! Now, that's service!

I had a deadline for completing a quilt for a baby. The fabric I had purchased was picked by Mama and was not from ACQ. I went in as I was getting rather desperate and one of the staff spent 2 hours with me helping me choose coordinating fabrics settling on a design and completed size and then picking a backing. She also succeeded in calming me down. Most of the quilting stores in my city are not so accommodating The quilt was completed and delivered before the family moved overseas. Without that help I would probably still be working on that quilt.

I needed to match a fabric that had been purchased a long time ago and the staff (3 of them) helped me find something that was compatible so it was not glaringly obvious that it was a substitute. The staff there are wonderful!

I made a big mistake on a quilt, no worries as Kim sorted out how to resolve my error.

When I misread the yardage needed at home, they looked it up for me on line at the store.

I started ordering online during Covid. The parcels arrived so quickly and I was never disappointed - it was like Christmas morning everytime! I can always find what I need and many times- more than I need!! The staff lady who deals with online orders is amazing- thank you Sharla. And I am always thanked for my order with a personal note.

Last time I was at the store, the employee unwrapped a bolt of fabric and laid it under the quilt top I brought so when I flipped it over I got a good idea of how the material would work with my quilt. It was much better than just looking at the bolt. I appreciate the extra time she took to help me.

I went into the store to find backing material for 2 table runners I'd made for my daughter & I, that commemorate our Mom/Daughter trips to Maui. The top was made of Tula Pink fabrics, Zuma series (ocean theme), & when I showed it to staff member Betty, she immediately brought 2 bolts of fabric from a new line the store had just received, which were perfect! Her eye & sense of color coordination are remarkable, & made my choice so easy. I get so many compliments on that stunning backing fabric, it's amazing! Thank you Betty for all the help you give me every time I'm in the store!

Making a Charity quilt I had an issue about finishing it. The staff figured out how to calculate the remaining fabric and ideas for borders.

I wasn't sure about a pattern I was looking at Byannie, a staff member mentioned she had a friend that really liked the pattern. I bought it and have made several bags, great suggestion.

I had special ordered a ruler. The staff always checks the rulers before they ring them in and low and behold the ruler I had ordered had a piece of it broken off so they ordered another. Otherwise I would have put it in the bag and gotten home and thought that I broke it.