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Thread: shopping spree - NOT!

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    shopping spree - NOT!

    My husband is in Alaska on our vacation. He has surprised me by sending me pictures of quilt shops he has seen and some comments on the quilts in the windows. He was in Skagway and went into a quilt shop looking to get me something - a kit, pattern, or fabric that would be a reminder of my missed trip. A saleswoman approached him and asked if she could help him. He got out that he is looking for something for his wife, not sure what, and she walks away. No suggestions, nothing. He was dumbfounded. I told him I can spend his money at home. I couldn't go on the trip because I developed a severe allergic reaction to something, and the doctor was concerned with further eruptions, etc. I miss being able to go but I have had several un-interrupted days of sewing! Got to look on the bright side.

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    Yes, you have to always look on the brighter side of when things happen. Enjoy your uninterrupted days of sewing.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Good grief, she sure missed her chance at a sale! Sorry you missed the trip but as you can treat your self to a shopping trip at your LQS shop when you get feeling better.

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    Too bad she missed a potential sale but I love your attitude both on the spending spree when he gets home and the sewing/quilting time while he's gone!
    I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

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    I found the staff in the quilt shop in Skagway really helpful, she maybe misinterpreted his looking for something for his wife as looking for something ready made? They have quilts for sale. X

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    I have never been in a quilt shop where the salesperson did not want to sell you the store....LOL
    Carmen E.

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    That girl should have asked more questions. My husband would have felt so guilty for going without me that he would have bought the farm. I think the phrase "You loose!!!!" fits here.

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    Maybe when he said "wife".......

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    That's what I thought!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Maybe when he said "wife".......

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    I would have thought this was a rare occasion, but recently I was traveling and went into a quilt shop in MN and was so very surprised when the gal at the register was cutting fat quarters to be put on display and never even asked if I would like some help. I asked about a certain fabric on display and was only told if it is not there then they were out of it. She never looked for me nor did she offer any other assistance while I was in the store. I still purchased fabric because I do not get to MN very often and found some very interesting stuff. Even after I bought two armloades of fabric, I was not even thanked for coming etc. I am hoping this was a new employee and she will learn to step up her customer service. Another quilt store in MN was very friendly and helpful and made my shopping there a wonderful experience. I will not judge anyone by the actions of one other, but I may not go there again the next time I am in the area. I am glad you are looking at the bright side of the situation. The best is that he was thinking of you and wanting to make you feel missed and loved. Nice hubby !!!!

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    The remarks on this thread brings to mind some of the patterns I have collected for the 2015 Row by Row event. It is evident that some shop owners went to a great deal of effort to provide nicely printed, pictured,designed patterns. And some look like, excuse me, crap. To me, this was a reflection on what they thought of their customers. If they couldn't be bothered with offering a pattern with decent drawings, they shouldn't have bothered being in the event.

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    My DH recently was in MN & for the 1st time ever went to a LQS and spent a lot of $$. He also purchased a kit for a display that was on the wall that He liked. It came with a booklet of several quilts but the quilt he liked wasn't in it! I emailed the shop & was told how wonderful my DH was and they sent a pic to my phone. It had 1 of the fabrics from the display in the pic! So now I, a beginner have to completely figure out how to make a quilt from a picture. I guess this is where the saying goes...be careful what you wish for....oh well at least he finally surprised me with some other fabrics too. Wish me luck on this so he will go shopping for me again.
    Jeri

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    Maybe he could get a free row by row pattern at the next shop.

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    i like the pieced rows and not too much the tiny fancy appliqué rows. One shop called those cut and paste. I researched the ships and didn't go to those shops.

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