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Monday, 27 February 2017

Exploring Florida - StitchCraft, Boca Raton

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What's the weather like where you are?

In January, to escape the cold and grey and Hudson River wind, I spent 5 days with friends in South Beach, Miami.  Walking in the sand and swimming in the sea is a distant memory now but I did visit one place that has stuck in my mind.

While there, I went on an outing to StitchCraft in Boca Raton - it's about an hour's drive north of Miami on the east coast.  Knowing how you all love to visit a good quilt store with me - even virtually -  I've taken lots of photos to share.

Exploring Florida - StitchCraft, Boca Raton

Here we go... hold onto your hats, there's a lot to see...

We'll start with some fabric,

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and more fabric,


and yet more fabric!  

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All your fave designers, fabric companies and a huge selection of solids.


Thread, books, patterns, 

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and this is just a small section of the extensive notions walls.

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So much eye candy,

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and inspiration on every wall and hanging from the ceiling too.

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My partner in crime for the day was my snowbird friend, Emily. She'd visited the store before with another member of our NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild and was keen for me to explore too.

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I love this section - Kaffe Fassett, Rowan Westminster and so much yummy colour.

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Spot the fish tank 🐟

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Here's a glimpse of one end of the classroom.  StitchCraft owner, Johanna, was making up kits in the classroom and we were so busy chatting, I forget to take a pic.  I do remembering being very taken and commenting on how bright and airy the classroom is.

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What an inviting sitting area.


There's a dedicated machine area,

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and more machines around the rest of the store too!

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As if that's not enough, there's, even more, fabric!!!

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Look Who I Met - Cody aka Brody

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who just happens to look a lot like someone I know very well.

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Love you, Tatty x

And the answer to the million dollar question?

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I think my purchases show great restraint ;D

I also really want to share with you that the staff were super friendly, knowledge and helpful and couldn't have been more welcoming - don't you just love it when a shopping experience is like that? 😊

Have you visited StitchCraft?  Are you lucky to be able to call this your LQS?
Next time you're in Florida, make a detour if necessary, it's worth it.

All photos were taken with permission from a member of staff.

And here's the usual social media and contact info for StitchCraft:

StitchCraft
399 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Tel: (561) 447-4147

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm


Exploring Florida - StitchCraft, Boca Raton

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For details of other fabric, yarn, trim and notion stores that I've visited around the world along with the NYC stores I love, exhibitions and events I've attended and wonderful people I've been lucky to meet click the links below or in my sidebar :D

  
  

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17 comments:

  1. What a great store Chris, I would love to have it on my doorstep!

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    1. Would love to have it on mine too Fiona, maybe a move to Boca is called for ;D

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  2. Stunning! Would certainly appreciate a store like you'll have to drag me out of there.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think we'd still be there now Camilla if our husbands hadn't arrived to give us a lift to a shopping mall while they went to a car museum. It was a very enjoyable day :D

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  3. Oh wow, I'm at my brother's house in Davie, FL, west of Fort Lauderdale so I'm less than an hour away from this shop. And my birthday is Thursday. Hmmm, I may have to make a trek up there.

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    1. Oh I can't tell how much this has made my day, if you make it to the store say "hi" from me too, I know they'd love to hear that you found out about them here. Whatever you do on Thursday, I hope you have the best birthday ever - Chris :D

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  4. So much to see!!! I would need to rent a truck cuz I'm afraid I don't have the willpower you do, lol.

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    1. Not buying too much on my first visit gives me a great reason to have to go back! :D

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  5. Je suis littéralement folle de voir tous ces merveilleux tissus et quelle belle boutique ! Je n'aurais pas pu me contenter de ce que vous avez acheté :) Merci de nous faire découvrir vos coups de coeur.

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    1. N'est-ce pas un magasin merveilleux ?! Mon petit appartement est dĂ©jĂ  dĂ©bordant de tissu et de machines Ă  coudre, j'espĂšre qu'un jour bientĂŽt, de passer Ă  une maison Ă  je n'ai pas Ă  ĂȘtre assez restreint ;D

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  6. Chris, thank you SO MUCH for this awesome write-up! If I didn't already work here, I would totally want to come visit - your pictures and kind words are so enticing!! Please do say hello next time you are in town. We really do appreciate your sharing StitchCraft with your readers!!

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  7. Wow, what a shop but sorry Emily that basket is far too small I would need a trolley. Tatty is so sweet and fits right in.

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  8. Wow, that's a lot of fabric! It seems like a really great shop, I could easily get lost in there...Thank yo for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week.

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  9. You are certainly spoilt for choice on beautiful fabric there #RealCraftyLinkParty

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  10. What a beautiful store! am planning to remember this place when we get in that neck of the woods.

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  11. You find all the best shops where ever you go Chris! I'm in love with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics too, I saw them at a show recently, I might have to invest in a little to make soemthing fabulous!
    For the record the weather here in the middle of the Uk is quite pleasant and spring like at the moment, we even saw the sun on Thursday!!!

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  12. I am lucky enough to live about 30 minutes south of Stitch Craft. It really is remarkable for the quality and variety of fabric and notions and even more for the friendly and helpful staff. It is a wonderful shop.

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Chris Dodsley