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Thread: Attending a Quilt Show?

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    Depends what time the demos I am interested in start. Otherwise it is shopping, interspersed with demos and look ay quilts last.I like to take photos of the quilts and there are less people in the way at the end of the show.

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    Our favorite two shows have a "Second-hand" area right in front and we all stop there first. Quilt magazines are 5/$1, plus other wonderful bargains on fabric, gadgets, patterns. Then we carry everything to our car and come back for the quilts and vendors.

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    Oh Phyllis, what a story! A trip that you will never forget..take good care of yourself!

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    I've only been to one since I started quilting. I went thru a vendor area, went to see the quilts, then to another vendor area, with a couple demos thrown in between there. I loved it, can't wait to go to my next show. Still afraid to add up how much I spent, but it was worth it. Maybe a good idea to take so much cash and when it's gone your done shopping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I like to shop first!!! Then go see quilts, then shop again!
    Me too!

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    I like to look at the quilts first and take photos. Then I check out the vendors before going home.

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    the quilts , then shop, by that time i look for food !!!

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    The Bathroom, once I get started I generally don't want to quit til time to go home. Going with my sil on Saturday to the one in Cleveland.

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    I like to see the quilts first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msariano
    I check the program to see what free activities are available and then see the quilts, which I'll interrupt for a free demo I'm interested in. Then I'll go shopping. Then I'll go back to see the quilts before I leave and take pictures and then more shopping if my feet aren't screaming to go home.!
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by libber
    Which part of the show do you head for first when you walk in the door? Do you go look at quilts, go to demos', the vendor area?
    I am going to our big quilt show in Brisbane tomorrow. The first place is to the stall that has my new piping ruler which I ordered on line. If I don't get there first thing I will not be able to get into see what else they have. Then I slowly walk around and check out the other stalls then finish with the quilts. If I am permitted I will try for some pic to show you.

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    It is amazing to me also. My Houston quilting friends always look at the vendors first. Some hardly make it to see the quilts at all and we stay in town wed-fri. Quilts are the only reason I go. Ya'll can shop any time.
    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by libber
    Which part of the show do you head for first when you walk in the door? Do you go look at quilts, go to demos', the vendor area?
    I am going to our big quilt show in Brisbane tomorrow. The first place is to the stall that has my new piping ruler which I ordered on line. If I don't get there first thing I will not be able to get into see what else they have. Then I slowly walk around and check out the other stalls then finish with the quilts. If I am permitted I will try for some pic to show you.
    I finally got to the show and I was disappointed. I did get the piping ruler I went for and little fabric but the stores were filled with beads and cards I do not mind that not much fabric stalls. The quilts were not worth taking pics of --all uninteresting--maybe it's me. I love good quilts==these were all little wall quilts and I could not see the pictures at all.

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    i go to the quilts.

    very rarely do i shop at quilt shows. the big shows (AQS) have vendor contract that state they have to sell the products at full retail costs and can only have one item on "special".

    so its not very friendly to the bargain shopper - which i am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i go to the quilts.

    very rarely do i shop at quilt shows. the big shows (AQS) have vendor contract that state they have to sell the products at full retail costs and can only have one item on "special".

    so its not very friendly to the bargain shopper - which i am.
    I know what you mean. The cost of fabric there is nearly twice what I buy it from my favorite LQS I usually stop there after I return and pick up the same fabric a fraction of the price. The only reason I go is to have more stores to get fabric I need that I can't get closer to home. With stores from all over there is a bigger variety to chose from.

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