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Thread: any 'must visit' quilt stores in Raleigh-Durham, Asheville, Lexington KY? *we're back*

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyful_noise
    I'm sure all the quilt stores are great ones, but when you get to Ashville be sure and see the BILTMORE !! An awesome experience and one you won't soon forget !
    ah, yes . . . we actually passed on the Biltmore. I had been there years ago and when DH saw the cost ($47 per person), he wasn't interested any longer. My mom has bad knees and didn't want to walk that much. So we stopped at the Gift Shop at the front gate and spent the money on books, t-shirts, and other fun stuff!

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    nope, we passed on the Biltmore. just too much $$ and other things to do. love that area. wasn't too impressed with Asheville itself, but the surrounding areas are beautiful!

    also learned while in Virginia with my Cousin that my Grandmother was born in Mars Hill, just 20 miles north of Asheville. we drove through it quickly on the way out of town.

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    Our mountain/retirement house is just 15 miles from Mars Hill. Burnsville is about the same distance form us in the opposite direction. Nice scenery and people. We wanted small town living and thats what is in that area, just perfect for us. There is a great quilt shop in Burnsville called Needle Me This. There is no Joannes, or Wal Mart, but a real live quilt shop. I needed straight pins late on Saturday and thought I'd check at the dollar store for some (the quilt shop was closed by that time) and asked the clerk if they had any and got looked at like I had 3 heads! She didn't know what I was talking about! Maybe she called them something else, but she didn't have a clue as to what a straight pin was!
    Glad you liked ETC and glad you enjoyed your trip! No matter where you settle, I know you will enjoy North Carolina.

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    Our mountain/retirement house is just 15 miles from Mars Hill. Burnsville is about the same distance form us in the opposite direction. Nice scenery and people. We wanted small town living and thats what is in that area, just perfect for us. There is a great quilt shop in Burnsville called Needle Me This.
    DH seems entranced more and more by this area. He's reading all of the 'where to retire' books and sees now that Brevard is another popular area. Wish we would have visited there and Burnsville.

    I would love to take a few days just to roam the mountain areas and quilt shops. Hopefully one day I'll be able to! Next year we're going to look at the Knoxville/Maryville area (just across the mountain). Doubt we'll end up at too high of an elevation as DH isn't into that (he's a city boy, born and raised in Detroit).

    Vicki - Hope to meet you one day in one of the shops!

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