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    What a wonderful online community you have here!

    May I join in too? I work with fabric every day (I manage a quilt fabric store) and I'm very much hoping that maybe the readers here will be able to help me make up my mind (my signature says it all).

    Would it be against the rules, if I occasionally posted pictures of some of the new fabric collections, for the purpose of asking advice as to which ones I should buy, and which ones are, well, not so good?

    It's REALLY hard to choose... as I'm sure you all know! We just had a sales rep stop by this week with some of the new lines and it's spelled Temptation with a capital T! And then another rep sent a box with MORE pictures of upcoming groups (just to confuse me more)... I truly can't get them all - where would I put them? The shop isn't that big!

    It's the same problem as with a personal stash... just on a larger scale.

    I could also post news from the fabric industry - sometimes I do hear interesting rumors from reliable sources, that might be of some use.

    Hoping that you'll say yes... ?

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    WELCOME, sure you can join. The more the merrier. As for your question about posting on which fabric to buy I dont know why not, but the best thing to do would be to PM one of the moderators, they can help you with that.
    Anyway I am looking forward to getting to know you better on the board and see all the great fabric pictures.

    Also where is your store? If anyone on the board lives close we could visit in person.

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Myrna,

    Thank you for the reply, and I like your signature!

    Our shop is in Orchard Park, which is where the Buffalo Bills play. In western NY, about an hour south of Niagara Falls.

    And no, it's not snowing here now. (I'm well aware of the area's reputation, as to the weather.)

    Um... now that I think of it... maybe that's why we have so many snowflake fabrics! And they arrive in June, and July... about the time "snow withdrawal" hits (we can still get snow in May).

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    Welcome from Colorado! I'm new here too, and I've found each and everyone encouraging and willing to help with choices for fabric, quilts, etc. It would be interesting to hear tidbits about the industry.

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    I worked in a quilt shop for a while (not long enough, but we moved!) and I loved it when the fabric reps came in. I had to restrain myself from drooling on their goodies!! And I was just a lowly clerk, not the boss, who did get the pleasure of choosing what we put in the shop. It really was fun!! I say, Pick what you love, and then think about what others have said they love. It will be great.

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    Welcome from MN!

    I'm you can post links and pictures from your shop but they would need to be posted in the links section of the Board.

    OH - what joy to be around all that fabric all the time!

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    OF COURSE!
    Your input will serve to inspire and inform us all.
    But, even if your life situation hadn't allowed you have the unique perspective you bring with you, you would have been welcomed with open arms!

    This forum is about quilting, talking about it, thinking about it, doing it, using it, inspiring each other, challenging each other, helping each other, and growing in the quilting world because of the input and reaching out to each participant.


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    Weloe fro Florida!!!

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    Welcome from Southern California

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    Waves from Ireland. I would like to hear about new fabric designs, as long as it doesn't go against the 'rules'.

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    Welcome from Missouri! I think that would be the hardest things to do, to choose which fabrics, becasue I LOVE most of them! I suppose you have to kind of pick a theme and stick with that. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Would it be against the rules, if I occasionally posted pictures of some of the new fabric collections, for the purpose of asking advice as to which ones I should buy, and which ones are, well, not so good?
    Greetings from Sacramento CA. Don't know if it against the rules or not, but with this group you'll probably get votes for EVERY fabric in the line AND a few requests. lol

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    Requests are helpful - even if we can't honor them - because it tells us what people are looking for.

    As to those of us who work in the shop, we're rather a lot alike: all about the same age, and we've lived in the area pretty much all of our lives. So we can certainly benefit from different perspectives and opinions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Would it be against the rules, if I occasionally posted pictures of some of the new fabric collections, for the purpose of asking advice as to which ones I should buy, and which ones are, well, not so good?

    I could also post news from the fabric industry - sometimes I do hear interesting rumors from reliable sources, that might be of some use.

    Hoping that you'll say yes... ?

    I asked a moderator ... who just happens to be me. We say:

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!

    :P

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    Waves from Wild Wonderful West Virgina we would be delighted to have u join us and i'm certain u can post pictures here Moderator has already said yes,yes so glad u join us Sweetie pull a chair up and enjoy yourself

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    Oh, good!

    I was worried how I would find a moderator! :-)

    Anyway... I'll start with a question on Main, and a project sheet preview on Links!

    This will be a lot of fun for me ... and hopefully for the quilting community too!

    Thank you!

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    Hello and Welcome!!! :D :D :D

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    Welcome from central Illinois! Getting to see new fabric lines, etc. will be FUN!

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    Welcome and Hafa Adai from Guam!

    I asked a moderator ... who just happens to be me. We say:

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
    What a great mod you are! :)

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    Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! We love pics, all kinds of pics, especially fabric and finished quilts :wink:
    Sharon

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    Well, I have no shortage of fabric pictures, that's for sure! Some of the manufacturers don't post, on the public portions of their websites, any fabrics that are "in the works"... they just show the collections that are already available in stores. (My guess is that it's so the stores don't get inundated with questions about fabrics that aren't ready yet.)

    Sometimes it's useful though, for planning long-term projects, to see what else is coming. Even if you have to wait a few months to get it. So I can post a few "sneak previews".

    And ask for advice. Sometimes there's a fabric that I think is great... except that I have no idea what anyone would do with it. That's where other opinions are a great thing.

    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

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    Welcome from the California desert.

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    welcome from Washington

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    Welcome from sunny Southern California. We love to see where everyone is from. If you go into My Profile and fill in the FROM category, it will show up when you make posts.

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