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Thread: Do you think you have a LONG drive to your LQS?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Today I received an e-mail from a very charming lady who's asking our advice on fabrics - before placing an order - to make sure they go together.

    I did a double-take when she said that she has a "mere 920 mile drive" to the nearest major city with fabric stores. (She's in the far north of Canada.)

    Gee... she deserves a prize for dedication to the art of quilting!

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    :shock: 920 miles... WOW!! I agree she deserves the prize :D:D:D

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    I thought my 62 miles was a lot:)

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    closest is 5 min (a little too close for the wallet!) next closest is favoritefabrics and only 15 min away. then a bunch more about 20-30 min.

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    Holy schnikies Batman! That's far!

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    Interesting, since we measure distance in kilometres rather than miles in Canada.
    Even in km, 920 is a long drive.
    I can manage to get to a small LQS in two hours. Makes a nice Saturday outing.

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    Gee my measly 60 miles (one way)seems so insignificant.

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    She also mentioned that being in the far north, they don't bother to shovel snow much, because it will all melt away again "soon enough".

    Oh my... I think she deserves a prize for patience, too!

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    I have one LQS that is 2 miles and another that is 3....so I'm a happy quilter! My son is in the Air Force in Alaska and I think he's learning that people there are used to talking about traveling hundreds of miles and don't seem to think anything of it.

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    Holy Moly...I can run to two at lunch (arghh I did again today)

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