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Thread: Early to rise today - Another shopping day!

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    Good Morning Everyone,
    Shhh. Don't tell DH on me, lol. He is going hiking this morning so a friend and I are headed to Keepsake Quilting! :) I have never been there, but my friend has gone a number of times.

    He knew I was going to look for specific fabric (golf-themed) but probably assumes I don't need to go there since I went to Knights Quilt Shop yesterday and they the golf fabric I wanted. But I must have forgot something I needed, so I better go to just be sure! :wink:

    I will post my aquisitions later so I can share with all of you.

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    I'm sure there are ALOT of things you forgot to get! :)

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    Sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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    Have a good time, I wish I were going with you. Its a great shop. Marge

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    Have a great time! :wink:

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    it's got to be great...look at their catalog....hurrry! I can't stand the suspense :roll: :lol:

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    Yea, I love stealth shopping trips. I do them ALL the time!! Funny how the things in my closet stay so updated....Same thing with the fabric stash - it grows and grows, even as I finish projects.. :twisted:

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    oh, i'm so envious you are going to that shop!! I drool over that catalog everytime I get it and keep them in my bedside table as my "porn"!

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    I love their catalog! Show us what you get!

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    This type of DH is so different then mine that when I tell him what other quilter's hubbies knows about their wives quilting/buying habits he says why do they want to know that? :D

    I went to Keepsakes a few years ago. It is a great quilt store! I bought the Keepsakes Cookbook on impluse and I'm so glad I did. It has wonderful recipes, all from quilters. No pictures are allowed to be taken in the store. That was a disappointment but the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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    Your secret is safe with me!!!! Can't wait to hear about your day and see your goodies :D :D :D

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    That's a new one to me, no pictures in the store.

    But, oh, how fun! I'd be more than happy to share my list of what to get if you want. :lol:

    You have to tell all about the store, how big is it, was it crowded, any special deals, what did you like the most/least, do they sell scraps, what does the fabric look like up close and personal compare to the catalog, etc. Don't leave ANYTHING out!!!!

    Oh, yeah, did you at least have enough gas money to get back home after shopping? :lol:

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    Hope you had fun and bought lots and lots. I have never been there either.

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    Oh my you are so lucky - wish I was as close to nip on over there. Instead I sit here droling over the catalogue :P Don't forget to post what you treated yourself to :wink:

    Tisha

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    Do have a GREAT time & find something
    really fun, that you needed!! :D
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    :D :D :D

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    when will she get back and show us what she got?????!!!!!

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    Maybe she got so much that she had a hard time getting it all in the house in one trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    Maybe she got so much that she had a hard time getting it all in the house in one trip!
    LOL!! Bet it's true...wouldn't that be fun to bring home? Several trips in the house?? Gives me chills of joy thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Oh, yeah, did you at least have enough gas money to get back home after shopping? :lol:
    LOL, yes I did manage to ave enough left on the CC for gas! Honestly, I was very good - altough I admit it was for due to limited budegt rather than ANY self control!

    Okay, so for Keepsake... it is a large store with thousands and thousands of bolts of fabric. :!: For the most part, everything is color coded by background color which is a little hard if you are looking for particular fabrics rather than a certain color scheme. For example, I wanted to get some Beatles FQ for a music themed quilt for DH. I did not know what the background colors were and nor did I care as long as it was Beatles. The girl I encountered at the counter was not helpful and just said, all fabrics are stored by background color. Not exactly helpful.... :( My friend did eventually find the Beatles Quilt Kit so we walked around with that and were able to find 2 of the fabrics. Overall, I didn't think they were the friendliest staff I have ever encountered any any other QS.

    For the positives:
    - they do have a sale 'corner' in which patterns, kits and books were up to 50% off! Very cool. They also had a large selection of fabric in there too, all of which was 3.99 - deal! All of the fabric I bough was from the sale room with the exception of one piece that I HAD to have because it had irises on it.
    - they do have a large scraps bin in which all pieces are .25 cents. The pieces are of course all sizes but I did get 9 pieces and I thought they were a decent size, ESPECIALLY for a quarter!
    - their quilts on display are absolutely breathtaking! I actually said to my friend that I may as well just give up now if this is what my work is 'supposed' to look like! (JK of course!)
    - The quality of their fabric is awesome - it felt so good as I fondled it - oh wait, this is the quilting board! :oops: LOL and JK!

    Then, as we were heading home I see this sign out of the corner of my eye (I was driving) something about 'quilted, so the brakes go on, I bang a "u-ie" on Main St. and go back... It was indeed a little Quilt Shop called The Quilted Frog, I think we were at Weir's Beach! What a great little shop - very, very friendly and helpful. Prices very reasonable and and beautiful displays. They also sell Janome machines so I checked them out too, although I am certainly not able to upgrade QUITE yet it was nice to see a different line as my regular LQS sells Bernina's and Baby Locks. The only thing I bought at this store was a magazine that had a beautiful pattern in it whch they had displayed. It looks as though it is an easy pattern and I just HAVE to make it!

    I think that's my report for the day, probably left out something but if I think of anything else I will update the post. Enjoy the pics!

    The pic with the golf fabric in it is what I bought yesterday at Knights Quilt Shop - Cape Neddick, ME.


    Ocean Bargello fabrics....someday....
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    Keepsake Sale Corner!
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    More pics....

    from Kights. Will be a gift for my brother done in the Thimbleberries North Pole Plaid pattern.
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    Loved the wording on this....may use as part of my label on family quilts or piece some in here and there on family gifts.
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    Thinking Attic Windows....?
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    And more.....(lol)

    FQ from Keepsake
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    Better view of this fabric, it's gorgeous up close and personal!
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    Irises and Fun Stuff!
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    Well, looking good! You got some great deals. What a disappointment about the staff - that's half the fun of a quilt store - chatting, getting tips and ideas and bonding over fabric...

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    Last batch... :(

    Scraps for .25 cents each!!!
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    Mag with awesome quilts!
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    I SO want to make this!
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    NICE, NICE!
    I love the scenery one. Is that Michael Miller? You could do the garden gate thing with that one. Use the rocks and the gate and make it like you are wandering upon it. Know what I mean?
    I think on the Michael Miller site there's a quilt that will show you what I am thinking about

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    WOW!!! You did great!!! and I was right.. you had to make extra trips to bring it all in.. :D

    So sorry to hear about Keepsakes.. that's just not right...and really sad...that's half the fun of going to a fabric store... chatting with others who love sewing/quilting...
    BUT YAY on the new Quilt shop find... that's always a plus and since you didn't get to buy but one thing in there (and a beautiful pattern at that) you'll just have to go back again..

    Thank you for sharing all your pretties...I so love looking... :-)

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