You are absolutely right, Marilyn. And like Jan in CA said, she brought her own work to her LYS and was welcomed. Over time, just seeing the nice yarns and supplies sold in the shop got her buying from the LYS. It was a great way to get free promotion for the products.
This is a sadness to me. The owner is otherwise very nice and helpful. You'd think she would welcome any and all knitters/crocheters to come and - if only by association - show the rest of the world how wonderful knitting is.
My words sell the Magic of a Dream