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Any members live near Freemont California?

Old 09-29-2012, 04:32 AM
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Default Any members live near Freemont California?

I have a friend, and quilter, who is going there in the next few weeks and her husband has given her permission to go fabric hunting, he's a keeper. So if any of you live near enough to either help her spend her DH's money or give me directions to some good LQS she would so appreciate it.

BTW she won't let me and Muffin smuggle across in her suitcase, she says that is for fabrics
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Fremont actually has a couple of little shops in the Niles district. Can't miss them, they are on the main street (Niles Blvd), in downtown Niles, among the antique shops. I can't think of their names at the moment, but I'll look them up and post them. They are very small. Best bet is to use the phone book when she gets here.


On the other hand, the Pacific International Quilt Festival happens Oct. 11-14 in Santa Clara (25 minutes away). That is definitely worth attending! She can see our local vendors and more, all in one place, and over 800 amazing quilts as well. I spend a lot my husband's money there every year ;-)

http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=7

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here are links to the Fremont quilt shops that I mentioned. As I said, they are very small.

http://www.colormequiltsandmore.com/

http://www.notjustquiltz.com/
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here are links to the Fremont quilt shops that I mentioned. As I said, they are very small.

http://www.colormequiltsandmore.com/

http://www.notjustquiltz.com/
I visited Color Me Quilts and More last week for the first time. The shop is small, but has a nice selection of fabrics. There are a lot of samples hanging and a many patterns I haven't seen before. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Niles also had several antique shops, if you are interested. Unfortunately, my local friend wasn't interested in visiting those.
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The owners are very friendly and helpful people. They offer a nice discount when you finish off a bolt, and they give you 20% off your backing fabric if you bring in the top. I'm glad you had a nice visit to my neighborhood ;-)

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Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
Fremont actually has a couple of little shops in the Niles district. Can't miss them, they are on the main street (Niles Blvd), in downtown Niles, among the antique shops. I can't think of their names at the moment, but I'll look them up and post them. They are very small. Best bet is to use the phone book when she gets here.

On the other hand, the Pacific International Quilt Festival happens Oct. 11-14 in Santa Clara (25 minutes away). That is definitely worth attending! She can see our local vendors and more, all in one place, and over 800 amazing quilts as well. I spend a lot my husband's money there every year ;-)

http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=7
Thank you so much DebraK, Margaret is so chuffed that she will be there when it's on and what is great is her DH is taking the day off work, hiring a car and making a day of it. I am so jealous
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Thank you so much DebraK, Margaret is so chuffed that she will be there when it's on and what is great is her DH is taking the day off work, hiring a car and making a day of it. I am so jealous
Margaret had a wonderful time, she spent a long time chatting with Virginia Walton from Creative Curves and was awestruck with the wonderful quilts she saw. She didn't find as many fabric vendors as she hoped but she is going to go to a LQS shop in Fremont. Here is a pic of her, I think her smile says it all, thank you again Ladies for your help.
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