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Area Shops offering Quilt Supplies
If you live in the Thessaloniki area of Greece, there is a great shop that is currently offering supplies to quilters. Unfortunately at this time there are no 100% cotton quilting fabrics available in Thessaloniki. Please note that if you click over the underlined bold words throughout this page you will be able to link directly to the information being presented.
Singer Ionos Dragoumi 49 2310 525 819
You should ask for Κύρie Αλέχανδρος and tell him that Kristine Pappas told you about his shop. He will have quilting mats, rotary cutters, and rulers. His prices are as follows:
Large cutting mat: 40 euros Medium cutting mat: 27 euros Small cutting mat: 17 euros rotary cutters: 25 euros (Alex also has replacement blades) cutting rulers (several sizes) 15 euros each
The Husqvarna Mega and the Pfaff Grand Quilter, both inexpensive options for quilting machines, have been discontinued. However, the Janome 1600 PQC which is the exact same machine as the Husqvarna Mega in all regards is still available. You can order it on-line with shipping available to Greece at www.sewingmachines.co.uk. If you would like to know more about the Janome 1600 PQC machine you can check out this Janome link for more information. Also, you can view the video below to see how the machine works. In the video below i am using a Hinterberg Frame(original) but you could also choose another style if you like to set your machine on. The Hingerberg frames can be purchased as a kit and put together at your own location. You would only need to purchase the poles at a shop near you. if you do not have the space for a large machine and frame, the singer shop on Dragumi Street in Thessaloniki, Greece has a nice selection of regular sized machines in his shop that have an optional quilt accessory to be used for free motion quilting. You can find quilt lessons available at ΧΑΝΘ in Thessaloniki and can contact Αρίστη Ταώνη at 2310 241 007 ext. 884 for more information about classes beginning in January 2012.
For those of you living in the Larisa area, you can find any quilting supplies you need from Παναγιότης at:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΟΤΗΣ Βύρωνος 22, Λάρισα 2410538539
Panos is just now getting set up but he has 3 floors of craft supplies and will be adding quilting supplies to his stock. You can buy all of the necessary tools including cutting mats, rotary cutters, and rulers. He will also be planning to carry both quilting threads and fabric in the future.
Area shops offering quilt supplies and quilt lessons:
There are two shops now in the Athens area are offering quilting supplies and quilting classes to those wanting to learn to quilt. The "Kangaroo Crafts Shop" is located close to Sintagma Square. Κύρια Σοφία, the owner, also has a limited supply of 100% cotton quilting fabric in "fat quarter" sizes. Please let her know that you heard about her shop from our website.
GALLERY BADRA Theseos 7 Marousi 15214 2108067346
Theodora Badra is an artist and has an art frame shop located in Marousi, Greece. She is now expanding her shop to include a section devoted to quilting. She will offer quilt lessons for beginners and other techniques for more advanced quilters. She will also offer her services as a finished quilter able to quilt your pieced projects with her new mid-arm quilting machine using a large frame like the one demonstrated above in the video. Theodora can take custom orders for quilted items you would like to purchase and will have quilted items in her shop for sale.
Kangaroo Crafts ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 22 2103234939
You can visit the Kangaroo website at www.kangaroocraft.gr. to find more information about quilting classes that are available and to look at a Clover catalog with a full listing of quilting supplies and retail prices.
Area Shops offering Quilt Supplies
If you live in Cyprus there is a great shop in Nicosia. Stella, the shop owner, has alot of very nice quilting supplies in her shop which also houses 1000 bolts of 100% cotton quilting fabric. She also offers quilting lessons if you are interested in learning how to quilt.