Friday, March 25, 2011

Quilt Shop Recommendations

We have created a google map of quilt shops in the Chicagoland area with the hopes of pooling the experience and opinions of Guild members on the pros and cons of quilt shops around Chicago. This google map is entirely open for edits. We started the map with quilt shops recommended by guild members in forums from the old ning site. It would be great if you could take a look at the map and add any opinions or reviews you have about quilt shops you've visited.

When you first go to the map, you'll see an option in the top left to "Save to my maps". If you do this then you can edit the map and dd new shops to the map, also this map will always be saved in your google maps for your review. If you have a google account already, this just takes one click. See the screen shot below.


If you don't google will ask you to sign up for a free account which just involves giving Google your email address, making a google account password, and providing your birthday and country. Once you have an account you can save this map to your maps.

Once you've saved the "Quilt shops around Chicago" map to your maps, you can edit the shop reviews. In order to edit an entry, you just click on the "Edit" button in the top left of the screen - see the screen shot below.


If there's a shop that should be on this map that isn't, please feel free to add it and give it a review. To add a shop to this map, you search for the shop in google maps - which will take you away from our group map, click on the shop, and then click on "Save to". This opens a drop box of all of your saved maps, select the "Quilt shops around Chicago" tab and that will add it to the group map. See screen shot below for clarification.


I've tried to add the name of the reviewer and any pertinent information about hours open. I hope you'll find these recommendations for quilt shops as useful as I have and that we can build an even better set of reviews and information on local quilt shops in the future!

Here's the link to the "Quilt shops around Chicago" group map.

4 comments:

Donna said...

What a useful article! I've only been to a handful of these shops, and I'm eager to explore some of the others. Love the map feature - never used the "save to" feature before! Nice.

LSS said...

Thanks for posting this great map Jen!

Holly said...

This is fantastic. Thank you for creating this!

Julie said...

Thanks for this!!