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    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?

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    I really do not know but yours sounds wonderful. A nice cup of hot tea while I think about the next design.

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    Sounds great to me. I'd like more than one quilt shop for variety but maybe that makes me greedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    Sounds wonderful--only one problem--I'd never get anything done! Too busy sitting in front of the fireplace, feet up, drinking coffee/tea, admiring the view outside! :lol:

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    I think you just described a place near but not in Stowe. Nice shopping, quiet town, ski resorts near by and mountains all around. Can I move in with you? We could keep each other encouraged.

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    I think I am in my "dream" place.... I have a few quilt shops within an easy drive (but also a large stash or so I think, nothing what you members post) ....I have quilting buddies that I meet up with every couple weeks (at least) ....I can have a quilt retreat in my own little 9 x 9 room any time day or night....DH doesn't mind....Also I am fortunate to have a few retreats in the area that I can sign up for if I REALLY need a break!

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    You have the quilt shops at your fingertips with the internet.... so many to look through... good I know but not as good as the local shops..
    Sounds wonderful to me...

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    Sounds wonderful to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    Dang, that's my studio! No kidding, I turned the family room into my dream studio about six months ago. Fireplace, cathedral ceiling, windows on east and west sides, surrounded by 2,000 acres of protected forest, dirt road, and plenty of quilt shops within an hour drive in any direction, Keepsake Quilting included. The brook is dry because of the lack of rain, but the two ponds are healthy, the loons laugh every morning to greet the day and the turkeys stroll down the driveway every evening on their way to roost for the night. Life is grand in the granite state!! ;) Dreams DO come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    Sounds wonderful--only one problem--I'd never get anything done! Too busy sitting in front of the fireplace, feet up, drinking coffee/tea, admiring the view outside! :lol:
    Sounds wonderful to me too! Add the laptop to read posts here and look at the great quilts others are making! LOL!
    :thumbup:

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    ghostrider: You truly are blessed to have such a wonderful sewing space. I've been to Keepsake Quilting a few times, and am like a kid in a candy store - so much fabric!

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    Barbara, my dream quilting place is exactly the same as yours!! :D:D

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    You are so blessed to have such a wonderful place to create... lucky you!

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    We have a hill in our back yard and if you walk to the top of it you have a beautiful view of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County and of San Pablo Bay. I'd love to have a quilting room built up there. Just dreamin'

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    Oooh, Barbara, I don't think I could improve on your dream quilting place ... except maybe to add a big porch with rocking chairs for when I'm hand quilting with a hoop.

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    Sounds sooooooooooooo beautiful and peaceful. Could you post a pic or two?

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    I've been thinking about this alot lately. My dream quilting place would be a place where women could gather. I'd like the nice view and a fireplace. I'd like a place to sit and have some coffee (separate from the quilting room). In that coffee room, I'd also like to have beer served and a big screen TV so much DH could come and visit with some "guys" while I quilt with my friends.

    There's a brewery in Gloucester MA where there's a place to sit in rocking chairs and have a beer while knitting/crochetting. They get together once a month! I loved the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dforesee
    Oooh, Barbara, I don't think I could improve on your dream quilting place ... except maybe to add a big porch with rocking chairs for when I'm hand quilting with a hoop.
    Oh yeah!! Forgot that detail :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    What's the old saying? If Mohammed won't go to the mountain, then the mountain will have to go to Mohammed! I have a little table top fountain that gives me a lot of pleasure while I am sewing. I can look out to the east and see the sun rise over the house across the street. In the winter I can see the birds and squirrels fight over the food in the bird feeders. My sewing room (and I say that humorously) is a whole 6x11, and our city lot is 40 ft wide and I have my view over the smallest part of the yard - maybe 15 feet wide. But with a little imagination I have my sewing room in the mountains with a little trout stream going by and birds singing. Ain't life grand?

    Poem for the day!

    I meant to do my work today --
    but a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
    and a butterfly flitted across the field,
    and all the leaves were calling me.
    And the wind went sighing over the land,
    tossing the grasses to and fro,
    and a rainbow held out its shining hand --
    so what could I do but laugh and go.
    --Richard Le Gallienne--

    Have a good day. Edie

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    That place would be our former home in Nashua. It was in the city, but nestled in the woods all around. Built on a hillside so that the front was on ground level and the basement was at ground level in the back. Therefore, the basement had real windows! 12' sliding glass door out of the family room onto a patio, with deck above from the living room. VERY large L-shaped room in basement, but with all the windows not musty smelling. That was my sewing room. It was just down the street from the Covered Bridge - a 3-story craft heaven. Quilt shop was on first floor. Down the street from there was another quilt shop - Jacquie Paton's. All this was at the end of a dead end street not more than 1/2 mile from downtown.

    Does this fill the bill? I still miss this place & we left there in 1991.

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    Do you take in boarders or visitors????

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    Everything you said but add to that no unvited guest and no unwanted telephone calls to interrupt the creative juices and sewing. I get too many interruptions here to get anything done.

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    Mine is a cottage in the woods somewhere with plenty of property so my nearest neighbor is miles away So I can have my dogs, lots of them,especially old ones who no one wants.
    Lots of natural light, no fireplace though don't like to clean I would rather be sewing. A creek nearby, room for a garden.
    A guest house so if people do come they are not in the house with me. lol
    Huge sewing room , a bedroom a bath and a small kitchen is all I need.
    Oh forgot about the porch with a flower filled meadow in front with a porch swing and rocking chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    Is it snowing outside? I live in the south & it would have to be snowing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    I grew up in New England but have lived in TX since "82 (because of husband's job). I dream of a place in VT or NH in the woods (but not too far from a fabric store) with a huge room for my quilting with one wall all windows beside a babbling brook. Of course, the room would have to have a fireplace, too.
    What's your dream quilting place?
    Is it snowing outside? I live in the south & it would have to be snowing!!

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