On the way to Chicago we hit 4 shops and on the way home another 2. The best of the lot was a fairly new shop just south of the city called Quilters Trunk http://www.thequilterstrunk.com.
The staff was so nice. We were greeted with an offer to browse around and have a cuppa Joe while there, note they even had a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses. They know exactly what quilters want! The staff there is great!
They have a bright cheery shop full of new fabrics and sewing machines, Bernina and Baby Lock. I took home a lot of fabric and a handful of photos to share with you. It’s easy to locate and has their own parking! Bonus! I loved their class space in the back of the shop. They are located just off the Loop, west of North 57. It was easy to get to & I’ll definitely go back!