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    Have you attended a National Quilt Show?

    this is the link to find a show in your area or one to attend

    http://nqaquilts.org/calendar/

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    I just got back from my 1st National Quilt Show at Columbus, Ohio last Friday, June 18, 2010 and was so much fun, my guild took a charter bus and we had a blast was almost 3 hours one way but was worth it

    if you ever go to a show be sure to have good walking shoes, dress in layers, take a bottle of water with you and some snacks

    If you go to any please post a note here. Thanks!

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    Nope, but I'm planning to go to Houston in the fall! :) Thanks for the link, by the way! :)

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    I go to Paducah every year. It's the only big show I like to go to, because the whole town is the show.

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    Not yet, but there's one in Long Beach, CA in July. Woohoo!

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    no but i would love to but to far away,

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    Most likely we will do houston were only 2 hours away. Its so big it takes all day to do the show.

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    I've been to the one in Columbus Ohio a number of times.

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    If you live in the LA area, make sure you go to the "Road to California" show in Ontario in January.

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    I attended the International Quilt show in Chicago..every year, and attend all three days to fully capture all that was there. It was a huge blow to find out this year they are taking the show to Cinncinatti starting 2011.
    I can honestly say the inspiration that came from that show heavily influenced my own quilting . Probably the biggest influence was the use of color. I was so in awe at the magnificent quilts ...and then it dawned on me the one thing they all had in common was color use. I made a decision to "turn it up a notch", and challenged my self to be more exploritory in the world of color.
    I also love having great vendors in one place , seeing all the great gadjets and gismos. I paricularly love the vendors doing demonstrations.
    It was the highlight of my year , and always left each show looking forward to the next.
    Just call me "still bumming in Chicago" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Have you attended a National Quilt Show?

    this is the link to find a show in your area or one to attend

    http://nqaquilts.org/calendar/
    I've been to the IQF here in Houston for 20+ yrs ... I'm lucky to live nearby! Never been to other National shows though ... would LOVE to go to Paducah or the CA shows. Wanted to go to Chicago for the IQF, now it's moving darn it :(

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    I'm going to the one in Sisters, Oregon, in July. Can't wait. I don't know if it's a "national" quilt show or not, but it's a big one, nonetheless.

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    I go to Pacific International in San Jose, California, Road to California in Ontario, California, and the on in Long Beach, California most every year. If you ever have the chance to see the Pacific International, it's my favorite. They usually have quilts from all over the world. So interesting to see what other cultures are doing.

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    I also attended the NQA on Thursday. It was wonderful, but you really doubt whether you are a quilter or not when you look at some of the quilts. I just wonder how many hours or should I say years went into some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emarkwood
    I also attended the NQA on Thursday. It was wonderful, but you really doubt whether you are a quilter or not when you look at some of the quilts. I just wonder how many hours or should I say years went into some of them.
    I know what you mean ... but we need to remember, we are ALL quilters - anyone who plans, cuts, pieces and quilts is a QUILTER - no matter the pattern, simple or elaborate !! :)

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    OMG!
    There's one in our county seat 2 days, and my husband's off work both days. What a nice, fun filled day we'll have!
    Thhank you for posting this

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    I have been to Paducah three times, Houston once, Phila. Extravaganza, Hershey Pa. and many other smaller shows. Always inspiring and love to see the new things that are available. but must say Paducah is my favorite.

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    I attend the big NQA show in Columbus, OH. each year with my daughter who lives outside of Columbus. I just got back two days ago and am still worn out! We always have a great time. Even though my daughter isn't a quilter she enjoys the show as much as I do. I go to other smaller shows during the year, but this is my favorite. 8-)

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    I attended my first one last month. It was the Denver Quilt Show. I had the best time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegsAnn
    Not yet, but there's one in Long Beach, CA in July. Woohoo!
    Ditto! I think it's an international show.

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