I have NEVER EVER been on a bus shop hop like the one I was on in July...
from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Frankenmuth, MI
There was no pre-trip communication from the shop, no trip agenda, shops dropped off the schedule due to bus drivers limited driving time, many shops didn't know we were coming and a trip leader (not the shop owner) who didn't know much of anything, including IF we would get shop discounts.
I sent an email to the owner because there was NO feedback survey form. She didnt' like it cause after doing 4 or 5 sold out bus trips she must be doing something right" ahhh 40 of 54 seats
is not SOLD OUT and I hate math!
Apparently I was the only 1 of 40 to complain.
Perhaps I was the 1 of 40 who had to balls to speak up.
Quilters Garden should up their customer service and communication skills!
All that being said, my partner in quilting crime and I
found some fun regardless of the unorganized trip!
Sew let me share the shops I enjoyed
The Quilt Foundry in Maumee, OH
Beautiful historical building
now a lovely quilt shop.
This shop had a nice mix of fabrics
I was surprised to see 'A Day in Paris" by Zen Chic
one of the few Modern Designers in the shop
A great selection of GRUNGE
Guicy Guice fabrics were vibrant and caught my eye!
The Busy Thimble in Bowling Green, OH knew we were coming...
15% discount and actually had a gift for us!
A mostly traditional shop...lots of MODA
Great Christmas Fabrics tucked in a corner
My favorite shop of the entire trip
was located in Ann Arbor, MI
As an OHIO STATE BUCKEYE fan
I have finally found something I like in that town!
THIS SHOP did NOT know we were coming
I was sew embarrassed when the trip leader, argued with
the owner, that the SHOP DID KNOW we were coming!
The shop owner had called them (when? a year ago?)
The shop, fortunately, had plenty of staff and did offer a nice discount regardless of the disrespect!
Pretty fabrics covering all quilting aesthetics...
in a VERY LARGE SHOP
Pretty Quilts hanging everywhere
My bigger purchases were these.
Gray and white are for quilt backs
Gold, purple, green I needed for a Mystery Quilt backing
and the last was a sale piece.
Other fun fabrics from various shops to add to my stash.
Yes, I buy fabrics I don't need and who knows if I will use them. Its my Kwilty Pleasure, after all.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I don't vent disapproval very often but when you
pay good money for a trip, there are expectations.
Bad customer service is NOT one of them.