1. favorite quilt shop... You know I agonized over this one FOREVER! I like several for different reasons...
IRL I like Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, Maryland because they have the best buyer incentive program & their shop has everything from thimbleberries to batiks...
IRL I also like Seminole Sampler in Catonsville, Maryland because they primarily carr the bright stuff that I like & they carried a lot of the mass market taupes... (Their buyer incentive program - not so good.)
IRL I like G-Street fabrics in Rockville, Maryland, because it is close enough for me to walk to during my lunch hour... (& the prices keep me from buying! over $10 per yard of Dick & Jane, as an example)
On-line I like equilter - I can look & look at kitties all in one place!
On-line I also like meowscape.com (did they take over the catfabrics URL?)
2. Favorite quilting companion aka helper kitty - Do I really have to answer that one? I have two helper kitties, RB & Rhapsody. RB is the bigger helper... He will sit in my lap as I applique, he will sit on top of the sewing machine as I sew, he will rearrange blocks that I arrange on the floor, he will artfully display himself on my multitude of finished projects, etc. Rhapsody is just good support, she will sit next to me - when my lap is not still enough or when RB is being a holy terror, she will also hide in the stash closet when I am in the stewdio & she loves to help me browse through magazines and books.