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Thread: Going to the Olympics

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    Senior Member Catherine Marie's Avatar
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    My husband and I are going to the Olympics and we are leaving on Feb. 7. We will be staying with my sister in law and her husband until Mar. 4. We will be right in the heart of Vancouver. In the Kitsilano area, within walking distance to Grandville (Granville?) Island and even a hearty walk to the downtown. How lucky is this?
    Lots of time to explore some quilt shops in Vancouver. Anyone know of some places to find quilting fabric and supplies?

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    Lucky you! Have a wonderful time and please post pics! Also have fun with the quilt shops!

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    Have a great time!! I am so green with envy, love the Olympics!!

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    What a cool thing to do--I'd love to go to the Olympics. Have a really great time.

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    Lucky you!!!! Have a wonderful time & come back & tell us all about it! We went to the Atlanta Olympics & had a ball. We live so close that we went each day to something. I will be sitting by the TV working a hand quilting my batik quilt....not a bad gig either ;-)

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    You will be staying right by my brother's place. If you find good quilt shops, please post them so I can check them out, too. I'm going to be staying right next to Stanley Park then and am more excited about seeing the quilt of belonging than anything else! No quilt shops to tell you about, but here is a link to an article about quilt shop hopping in Vancouver.

    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/travel/vancouver.htm

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    One of my students has a daughter in the Olympics playing in the ice hockey.
    Have fun in the quilt shops:)

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    Have a wonderful time! I hope you get a little fabric shopping in between sporting events.

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    Think this is the only quilt shop in Vancouver now.
    http://www.theclothshop.com/index.html

    Some of us shop in Fabricana on United Boulevard in Coquitlam. There is a quilt shop in Maple Ridge (Quiltopia) about 45 min. out of Vancouver. One in Ladner on the way in from the airport called The Quilted Bear. One in Surrey called Wineberry Fabrics.... maybe a few other "locals" will chime in with their favourites.... Enjoy your time in our little corner!

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    Lucky You!!! That is a fun and beautiful city to explore :D:D:D

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    Have a wonderful time!
    Dont forget to take pictures!

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    I was in Vancouver back in April visiting friends who live in downtown Vancouver!!!

    You are going to LOOOOOOOOVE Granville Island!! Go there on a Sunday afternoon. They have a fabulous market there and fabulous places to eat! If you like Afghan food, I think the name of the restaurant is "The Afghan Horseman" or something like that... sooooooooooo yummy!!!!

    Our friends can look out their penthouse condo window and see the building where all the media crews will be broadcasting. It's right along the waterfront and the roof is grass!

    Have a WONDERFUL time!!! We would have loved to have gone this year, but with me being preggy this far along it might not be wise for me to travel right now.

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    Wish I was going with you. Although we would be up at Whistler. One of our favorite places to go.

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    What fun hope you get to see some of the action up close. Went there last year as were building...what a beautiful place, go to SalmoneGrill, not sure which was better amazing food or views.

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    Congrats on your trip. If you have the time, a quick flight to Victoria would be wonderful. There is a quilt shop there called Satin Moon, and it is well worth the flight over. Somewhere I heard that it is one of the oldest shops in Canada. I was there last spring and they had a fabulous fabric selection. Of course there are soooo many things to see in Victoria, in addition to the Satin Moon.

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    I don't know anything about quilt stores in that neck of the woods but want to tell you that I am green :mrgreen: with envy.

    I'll be looking for you in the stands. Are you taking a beautiful lap quilt so we can find you? (a bright one would help)

    When you see the ice skating, (my favorite) I'll be watching too!

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    Have a wonderful time.

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    I've been to Satin Moon. It is a gorgeous store but the prices were way too rich for my pocket book. I bought flannel there for a rag quilt that was 20.00 a metre!!! And that was 6 years ago! I saw all these gorgeous flannels in bright happy colours and found a pattern for a rag quilt for my daughter who was going to school in Victoria. I picked out lots of flannels... maybe 10 or 12, 1 metre cuts (metre equals 39") Bill was over 200.00 I wanted to use my "Beam Me Up Scottie" transporter and get the heck out of there but I had left it in my hotel room!!

    B.Zang's post had lots of info! We were there in '08 but I didn't bother with quilt shops, I had spent LOTS in Ketchikan and Skagway in Alaska while we were on the cruise!

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    Hi there, I live here in the Vancouver area and just a reminder that a lot of streets are closed and there is almost NO street parking downtown for the month of the games! Public transit is the way to go, but I am sure you will love it here. It was 9șC here today and sunny....... no nasty Ontario winter here lol.

    GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Can I hide in your suitcase? hehehe My youngest son goes to college in N. Vancouver. He also plays in 3 or 4 jazzbands...one of those bands has been hired to play during the skating events. I am so proud of him!!

    You will love the Vancouver area....and Andi is very right in suggesting using the transit system. It really is good.

    Patti

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    Wow, have a great time. Sounds so exciting. I love all the winter sports. Hold up a sign and say hi, I will be watching for you!

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    I am so excited for you. I love watching the Olympics. Take lots of pics.

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    Wow, that would be awesome to be able to attend the olympics. I hope you find some quilt or fabric stores in the area. You could always collect the Olympic pins and make a crazy quilt wall hanging. Please be sure to take plenty of pictures so we can all enjoy!

    Karen

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    OH you lucky duck! Enjoy the games and find time to visit the fabric shops. Please let me know of any good ones. We are going to go on a two week cruise to Alaska in Sept and going to spend at least a few days IN BC before we go. I can ship fabric home, so let me know all the best places.

    Margie :)

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    I haven't heard of this shop, but in the Country Register I just picked up they say they have Kaffe Fassett & Moda fabrics, so it might be worth a detour if you're close by???? http://cambieartsupplier.com/

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