As we were driving along Rte 1 into Bangor Maine I spotted a quilt shop in a little strip mall. My hubby asked if I would like to stop and, of course, I said yes. I am so glad he is so sweet about quilt stops because this shop is not to be missed if you are anywhere near Bangor. The Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop in Bangor, Maine is located at 1213 Broadway.
Where shall I start. The selection of fabrics was large and high quality. Batiks, juvenile prints, flannels, wide backing cottons plus many full lines of brand name cottons. All fabrics were neatly displayed with coordinating lines of similar fabrics. Patterns, notions, batting and display samples were plentiful. This is one of the cleanest and brightest shops I have ever been in. Prices were comparable to other shops.
The shop is a Bernina dealer and had a large number of machines displayed. There were quite a few customers quilting; not sure if it was a class or open sewing but from the sounds they were having a great time.
When I was checking out (yes I did purchase a few yards of batiks)I got to talking with the clerk Lois. Lois happened to be the mother of the two owners; her daughters. She was so proud telling me, rightfully so, how they were having the store’s 6th birthday this week and of the sales and raffles. So I put an entry in for the Bernina 330 giveaway – boy would I love to win that! Plus every customer got a surprise bag of goodies in honor of the birthday. I got a candy bar, a bobbin holder tube and a fat quarter.
So I recommend this shop if you are ever in the Bangor area and if you are a local I envy you. Remember to patronize your local shops wherever you live so they can continue to exist.