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Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Own Little Boycott

Well, my little boycott of Joann's craft stores is over as of this morning. You probably don't know I have been boycotting them since shortly after the first of the year because I haven't been too vocal about it, but I am mad at the corporation because of their refusal to carry last month's Quilters Home magazine. It had an article called Shocking Quilts and was shrink wrapped, but Joann's refused to carry it because of the graphic nature of some of the quilts in it. I haven't actually seen the magazine yet, but I still think that it is a shame, and I think it was short sighted on their part in terms of the statement I think it makes against art quilters.

Anyway, today I was in dire need of fusible interfacing so I went to the one place where I knew I could get the weight I needed. I got what I needed, and used my 40% off coupon. In the course of the last 6 weeks or so, I have been more supportive of my local quilt shops for small notions, and I enjoy going to them much more than the big box, so although my official boycott is over, I will still be thinking twice about how much of my money goes there vs. my local shops.

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

I think that in a way, I am boycotting Joann's, too. Although, it is sort of subconsciously. I wnt once in February and once in January, but compared to 2-3 times a month, that is a big cut back.

Besides, if we don't support the local quilt shops, they will go away. :(