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    And I will lend you a frock if you get to Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I have an LQS that meets you at the door and stays with you the whole time you are there. It makes me feel like a potential thief. I can understand they are working on a small margin and the shoplifting can be a problem but I just thought to myself, for awhile, that they were trying to provide world class customer service. That is until my son came in with me one day. They were so so rude to him that I only go back there to finish my BOM. It costs $1 a month and I am not going to purchase the finishing kit from them.
    He can always borrow my dress and heels LOL!!



    Honestly though, why are quilt shop owners so snooty? Do they not realize that this is Folk Art and the last time I saw how the lovely ladies did it back in the day it was done as a social event and they used pretty much what ever they had.

    Maybe if we got back to the roots of the whole thing then they might drop the attitude.

    Billy
    OMG! He is just the type of crazy personality to do that. What a visual. He is 6" 5" 260 lbs with tattoos and a Jesse James hair cut. He is also a Utility Foreman and makes more money than anyone his age should make. He could have purchased anything in that store and more. I can just see him in heels and a dress with his beard and deep voice. He is not scary or mean looking because he has him mommy's big brown eyes and baby face. LOL! I am going to have him do it for Halloween.

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    I think that all guys should lean basic sewing and women should learn basics in hunting, from guns to arrows.
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    I agree with you absolutely!! We taught our 2 daughters
    and son both hunting, carpentery and cooking.

    When son was a cop as was his wife, he came home 3 hours
    before her, so when she came home, he had walked the dog,
    started dinner and did a lot of the housework. (She later thanked us for that!!) They cater small dinners as a hobby.

    One daughter married an Army guy, and wanted to be a teacher but didn't want a mass of student loans, so became a professional carpenter for two years. Came out of school with her degree and no loans.

    Other daughter was a Physician's Assistant, but went into the family business, which means she carries a badge as a guard
    in a jail.

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    I think my hubby would do almost anything to keep from going fabric shopping with me. But then, I really don't like to go to Lows with him . works for us for 53 years.

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    My own Jo-ann's is nice. I went in with a few blocks of
    the quilt I'm making for my daughter's second grade
    school room. One of the lady's saw it and asked if she
    could show it to another one of her customers. I got a
    lot of nice feed back from them, and will take the finished
    one in to show them before I ship it to Texas. This one
    is the Ice Cream Cone lap robe, my own design except
    2 young helpers shot down some of my color choices!!
    They were firm in wanting brilliant colors and few patterns
    in the ice cream.

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    I'm teaching my grandsons to sew.
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    I taught my only grandson to sew when he was about 9,
    and his sister was 11. She made a lovely crazy quilt pillow
    of velvets and satin, still has it. She's a Texas RN now.

    Grandson made himself a night shirt like Grandpa, chose a
    horrid flannel that I loathed on sight but he thought it was
    neat. Now he's come home from 2 tours in Iraq, his own
    5 year old son is wanting to wear that same ugly, much
    repaired night shirt.

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    If you get to the Phoenix area there is a great quilt shop. The 3 Dudes Quilting in Awhtukee (PHX). I think they carry the best batiks in the area. Very friendly and have yummy fresh home made cookies every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janiebad
    If you get to the Phoenix area there is a great quilt shop. The 3 Dudes Quilting in Awhtukee (PHX). I think they carry the best batiks in the area. Very friendly and have yummy fresh home made cookies every day.
    My kinda shop there!! :-D :-D :-D

    Billy

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    I wonder how many folks go on a 6000 mile shop hop on a custom chopper? :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy,

    I'm doing that, just not on my MC since I'm taking my quilting machine to get an upgrade and my DSM so I can piece while I'm house sitting in Florida! I'll be going through WA, ID, MT, CO, NM, TX, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, OH, IN, IA, and SD. I'm a bit flexible on my route, so if there is a LQS I just can't miss, please let me know!

    Susan in WA

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    I was in the quilt shop the other day, and there was a women sitting in one of the chairs, in the husbands in waiting section, she was reading a book, I thought this a little odd, of course I didn't dsay anything. I just went on with my shopping. I love my quilt shop, they are very friendly and extremely helpful. I picked up the things I needed on my emergency run, and went up to the counter, and there was a rather large stack of bolts the lady behind the counter was cutting. and and older man was standing there telling the cutter what he wanted, it turned out that his wife was the one waiting in the husbands area. He had excellent taste in the materials he was picking out, he was making quilts for a bunch of different people. We had a nice visit, and I learned a few things from this man.

    Anyway, the next time I came in the sign over the chairs said spousal waiting area.

    Thought it was hilarious.

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