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Thread: Attending a Quilt Show?

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    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?

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    I always look at the quilts first. I can shop anytime but you have to go to a show to see a whole lot of quilts up close and in person.

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    the quilts! shoping later

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    Its setup where you have to go thru the vendors to get to the quilts.

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    I like to shop first!!! Then go see quilts, then shop again!

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    It wouldn't matter to me if one came within reach! lol

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    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.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I always look at the quilts first. I can shop anytime but you have to go to a show to see a whole lot of quilts up close and in person.
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    I remember running into someone from my guild at Houston a few years back. It was late Saturday morning, and she'd be there since Thursday morning, and was leaving to go home that afternoon. She never even got to see the quilts.
    I always look at the quilts first, and refuse to get distracted by the bling at the vendor booths, even at smaller shows. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    I remember running into someone from my guild at Houston a few years back. It was late Saturday morning, and she'd be there since Thursday morning, and was leaving to go home that afternoon. She never even got to see the quilts.
    I'm the same way. I went to Houston for the first time in November, and spent most of the time looking at quilts. Then again, the vendor mall was packed and hard to walk through. But even at local shows I check the quilts out first, then the vendors.

    Janet

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    I can't look at all the quilts displayed at one time. They all start to look the same. At the big quilt shows I take in a couple of rows then go to the vendors then back to the quilts many times. Every entry in the Paducah show if shown alone would be the Best so it's hard to see them one after the other and be so overloaded with the best of the best.

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    QUILTS FIRST!!

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    Vendors first. I don't want anyone else to go home with MY STUFF! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    Vendors first. I don't want anyone else to go home with MY STUFF! LOL
    I'm right behind you! Don't take it all! Hahaha!

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    Vendors first, then quilts, then vendors again just in case I missed something the first time around.

    mltquilt

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    I am going to Broward show in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow. I check out the quilts first, vendors and then decide what to get. I know I am buying a cutting table!! Saw it at the last show and ordered it to pick up!!

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    Agree with mltquilt!!!

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    My BFF and I start in the far right aisle and go up and down, that puts the quilts in the middle. So, some shopping before and after.

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    Being in Houston area, I spend several days at our big event. I start each day with quilts. As mentioned there are too many to enjoy in one walk through. Love going as soon as it opens in the morning and then going back sometimes late in afternoon. Crowds don't seem as bad at those hours. DH works downtown so I get lunch and a nice place to sit for a few hours..lol. Love that last day shopping, lots of good prices.

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    Check thr program for demos; look at quilts, then shop! Always saves me money, but I still come home with more than I need.

    Josi in Sebring FL

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    Quilts first, then demos and then the vendors. It's fun to see the quilts and demos before I decide ALL I want/need to purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I can't look at all the quilts displayed at one time. They all start to look the same. At the big quilt shows I take in a couple of rows then go to the vendors then back to the quilts many times. Every entry in the Paducah show if shown alone would be the Best so it's hard to see them one after the other and be so overloaded with the best of the best.
    That is a great idea. I will have to try out that system this year.Since I am still a new quilter <2yrs it is easy to overwhelm me with the possibilities.

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    I look at the quilts and activities first. Then take a break, sit down and eat something. Then off to the vendors!!

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    I got to the quilts first. I might see something that inspires me to make a purchase of a special tool or fabric. LOL

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    Quilts first! Then demos then vendors last.

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    Just enjoyed the Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA. Looked at the quilts first. Amazing works or art. Well worth the trip up to Lancaster. But then the Vendor's got me into trouble. Found a machine I really liked at a great price but walked away from it. Drove an hour back home, told my hubby about it and he raised cain with me. So a quick phone call to the vendor that I was heading back up and off we went. I'm now the proud owner of my 2nd Husqvarna Viking. It's the Sapphire 835 and I've been working on it almost nonstop. Love it. But my old Quilt Designer is still going strong. And my Featherweight is a work horse. I'm one lucky lady with a great sweetheart of a hubby, smile.

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