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Thread: I think I’m ruined!!! :)

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    I think I’m ruined!!! :)

    I made my first visit to a ‘real’ LQS yesterday and was just mesmerized. It is called Sew-Bee-It http://www.sew-bee-it.com/ in Ringgold, GA, just over the Georgia border from Chattanooga. I had been conversing with a board member, bob1414, about Batik fabric. I researched her suggestions and one led me to this store. My first exposure to the quilting world was at a Wal-Mart store, then I found Hancock Fabrics, and then a JoAnn’s opened here in Chattanooga a couple of months ago. Now Sew-Bee-It has entered my quilting adventure; wow…the difference! When I entered the store, I felt like I had entered another world.

    I had several very nice ladies who actually waited on me, answering my ‘newbie’ questions, and genuinely wanting to really help me. I arrived close to closing time but they willingly stayed opened for me. They explained thing well and were very encouraging. And the choice of fabrics was…what’s the word…well, extensive. I love batiks and the owner, Gloria Black, told me they recently completed inventory and had over 450 different batiks in stock; I love it! So much to choose from, run your fingers over it, try not to drool; and there was so much more. (I guess you can tell I'm a newbie! :lol: )

    I had a very wise man who told me one time that “something is good or bad only by comparison.” Well, I’ve now compared and it will be hard to go back; I will, of course…I have to, but with a whole different perspective. My disability income certainly is more than limiting but I’m definitely rethinking quality over quantity, especially when I think of future quilts for my family and friends. My quilting experience is certainly an adventure…and so much fun!

    My thanks to “Sew-Bee-It” for your warm welcome on my first visit to a LQS…

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    And which one of the ladies are you married to? lol
    Glad you enjoyed yourself

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    I'm glad you had such a good time - there's something positively soothing to the soul in a well-ordered quilt shop, isn't there? :)

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    glad you had a fun experience at the quilt shop

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    Oh Grandpa I feel for you :) I have been organizing my sewing stash and now I have been doing the same thing quality over quantity. I have loaded my van with nothing this board would be interested in alot of upholstery fabric to donate I just love to be organized!! Please share your story of your fabric I just love to see and listen!

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    Yay.. Im so happy for you.. I cant help but touch all the fabrics as I walk by..

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    If you haven't already -post pictures of the fabric you got! We love to see pictures!!

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    I'm so happy you had a great time! It's wonderful to have a LQS that is accessible. I don't know what I'd do without one!

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    Isn't it like being a kid in a candy/toy store? :D:D:D

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    I've heard of that quilt shop and I'm in FL. Maybe they were featured in a quilt magazinE or I've seen them online. Know what you mean LQSs are the best!

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