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Thread: visiting DC area...which LQS to visit and how do I get there using public transport?

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    Help? I'm visiting DC for a conference Nov 5-9, 2011. Are there any great quilting shops I should visit? I'd love to go to Jinny Beyer's Studio in Great Falls VA, but I'm not sure how to get there using public transportation. Any thoughts?

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    Don't miss "G Street" fabrics in Rockville MD. You can take the Metro from downtown DC to Rockville and walk about a block to G Street fabrics. The name of the store comes from them having been downtown DC years ago,before moving out to Rockville. It's worth the ride and there's a neat French-style restaurant next door. Great place to "park" a husband. Hope you can make it there.
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    thanks! I went to G Street Fabrics a couple of years ago...it's on my list to 'hit' again!

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    G Street fabrics moved a couple of years ago ... they are in a newer, smaller location in Rockville. (just FYI) They also have a VA location, which may be more convenient for you. I believe Metro stops are shown on Google maps. You can even get directions "by public transportation" or "by walking"

    If you have a chance, visit the Textile Museum in Washington DC... good stuff there!

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    Rent a car and go to WebFabrics in Purceville, VA - about 20 miles from D.C. It's a pretty ride (past Leesburg) and well worth the trip.

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    Unfortunately you missed a great LQS in VA, called "The Artful Quilter", it just closed its door early October, it was a great and very pretty store.

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    Please check their website for new address as they have moved "around the corner".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitsengineer
    Unfortunately you missed a great LQS in VA, called "The Artful Quilter", it just closed its door early October, it was a great and very pretty store.
    yes, too bad you wont get to go to artful quilter. it was a really wonderful shop!

    g street seems much smaller now, especially the quilting department. they still have lots of "sparkly" stuff (sequins, specialty fabrics), though.

    will you actually stay in d.c., maryland or virginia?

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    Actually, you are going to have a difficult time getting to any quilt shop without a car. Jinny Beyer's Studio (in Great Falls) and the Virginia G Street shop (in Centerville) are both too far from the a metro stop without taking a cab. I think the price of retail space near the district is too expensive for a quilt shop to survive.

    For a current list of shops that are nearest DC, here's a list of the stores participating in the annual shop hop:

    http://www.quiltersquest.org/shops.html

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    Hi there.....not quilt related HOWEVER worth cheking out. Go to Dreamworks ICE show washington DC area and I hope it all comes up for you. let me know?

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