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Thread: For every door that closes, another one opens......

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    Senior Member Jan in FL's Avatar
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    Smile For every door that closes, another one opens......

    I guess this saying is quite true. I went to my LQS in Lakeland, Florida, The Patchwork Pig, this morning to find a sign on the door that said the owner is retiring. All fabric was $5 per yard and all notions/books/patterns/kits, etc were 50% off. I had not planned to shop to that extent - nor was I in the mood after hearing this sad news, but, nevertheless - we force ourselves when we must.....so I did.

    On a brighter note, the ladies who work there have another opportunity because another LQS from a nearby town, Heartfelt Quilting, is opening a second location in Lakeland! One of the ladies told me she had spoken to the owner this morning.

    So it looks like I won't have to split my time between the two shops and the most wonderful staff will still be around for me to see each time I go in! PLUS, I got so much backing and fabrics today that I had not planned on getting - my stash basically doubled today.......and I think I might go back again......

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    Good for you jan! I really hate it when a lqs closes. It is almost like losing a good friend.
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    Congrats on your new stash of fabric - would love to see some pics of what you got.
    Although it is always sad to hear that a LQS is closing - I am glad that you will have a new LQS coming into your area.

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    "we force ourselves when we must.....so I did."

    LOL - what a great excuse for shopping.

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    I have been to the Patchwork Pig. It was a cute store.....loved the building that they were in. When visiting family, I came across the store. Sorry to hear the store closing....hope the owner has a happy retirement!

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    Enjoy your new stash and I am glad the staff found new place to work.
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    How wonderful to be able to deal with the same people. Always delightfull being able to take advantage of a bargain. Congrats on doubling your stash. Now is the time to load up on backing fabrics.
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    Have fun with your new fabric stash!! I went to our Wal-mart this evening and was really surprised to find lots of new bolts of fabric and a few of them were LQS quality, soft and thick and really pretty. Others were not quite that nice, but still not bad material. Fun to pick a few pieces up.
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    how much do they still have are did u buy the out love that store my have to come ssee them befor its all gone live up the road from lakeland

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    Jan did they say when the store was closing? I'm heading down there on the 15th. I love both of those stores. Granny's Attic was a good one to but they've been closed for a long time. I was planning on visiting them they are soo nice there! Becky

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    Have fun shopping!

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    Wish I was near there!

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    You are so fortunate...for hitting the sale and getting a new LQS!! Around here we just keep losing stores that sell fabric with no replacements. Very sad! If I had the money to back it I would open a local quilt shop!

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    I was just wondering if Granny's Attic was closed or not. I took a class from there 20 years ago and it was the first quilt I ever made and learned so much from them. Their fabric selection was wonder. Sorry to hear they closed.

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    I've been to Patchwork Pig while on vacation - very sad to hear it is closing.

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    One of our LQS is closing, and we went there on Saturday-found a few good items-DH found a shelf for some of his stuff. I understand they had been around for 40 years.
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    We spend 3 months in Poinciana during the winter and I have been at Heartfelt Quilting and another quilt store not far from there, both in Winter Haven, and I like them both.

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    Is the nearby Strawberry Festival underway yet? You'd better get what you want when you can. If that news hits the strawberry tourists, you'll be swamped.
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    I hope your arm isn't too sore from being twisted!

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    New shops are ALWAYS good news!!
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    Yes, the Strawberry Festival is under way since March1.

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    I just saw your post this morning. I can't go today, but I hope it isn't all picked over by tomorrow morning, Jan. I definitely want to pick up some fabric for at leasr 2 quilts and then some creams & off white for filler fabric. Thanks for the heads up.
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    You go girl my kind of deal,,, love a good deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana20010 View Post
    how much do they still have are did u buy the out love that store my have to come ssee them befor its all gone live up the road from lakeland
    I went back today to say goodbye to everyone. There is still a lot of fabric left but plan to wait in a long line to get it cut. They said that there were people lined up at 9:15 this morning and theydon't open until 10:00 a.m. I thought about getting more backing and some more fabric but didn't want to wait in that line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmeyer View Post
    I was just wondering if Granny's Attic was closed or not. I took a class from there 20 years ago and it was the first quilt I ever made and learned so much from them. Their fabric selection was wonder. Sorry to hear they closed.
    There's still an advertisement floating around but they did close. Unfortunately, I never got to see that store.

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