It's Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day - a worldwide event to raise awareness for the importance of these businesses in our local economies and in the creative pursuits of quilters, sewists, fabric enthusiasts, and crafters everywhere!
The website dedicated to promoting this event (linked just above so you can click right over to it) is sponsoring a photo contest with some great prizes to help promote the event.
Neighborhood quilt shops are a vital part of our ability to create and share in this wonderful art form, and they help connect us with a larger community of fellow quilters!
As a resource for you, we've added a list of web links to several outstanding shops on the blog's right sidebar. Support your friendly local quilt shops often :)