While up in Edmonton I popped into a quilting shop called Quilter’s Dream. I had just come from Earthly Goods, which was a wonderful shop, so I had high expectations. However those expectations were tempered with some negative comments about less-than-attentive service that I had read online.
My experience – wasn’t bad by any means, but wasn’t exceptional either. The staff paid more attention to my mother by far than me (even when she told them that I was the shopper and she was just hanging out); in fact I don’t know if my presence was ever acknowledged until I went and asked someone about something. With that being said, I also don’t like to be crowded when I’m just looking around.
There were a lot of really nice quilts on the walls, and the shelves were well stocked and well organized. However, overall I felt uninspired. Perhaps it was the way that things were arranged, but there didn’t seem to be a lot that really jumped out to me. I did think about picking up a jelly roll (strips of fabric in coordinating prints and colours), but I have seen them cheaper elsewhere, so I didn’t.
The one fabric I did really like was the above newspaper kind of print – mostly because it reminded me of the fabric used in the Lip Service steampunk skirt I saw earlier that day. However, I’d seen it at a shop in Calgary as well (and I think at a lower price point) so I didn’t bother picking that up either.
I visited Quilter’s Dream’s south location – they have two locations in Edmonton. Have you visited their shop? Share your impressions in the comments below!
4359 99 ST NW
Edmonton AB T6E 5E4
Phone: (780) 496-9375
p.s. sorry for the iPhone photos!