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Thread: First visit to LQS

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    First visit to LQS

    I live near a farily large city, but unfortunately we only have one LQS that I know of. (New quilter here) I had not gotten very good vibes from a couple of people about this store. But I decided to not let others opinions keep me from checking it out myself. I am so gald I did. I signed up for 4 quilting classes!!!! The staff was very helpful and eager to show mw around. I am beyond excited about the classes! And oh the beautiful fabrics there, and yes I do see a difference in their fabric and the fabric in the big box stores I have been shopping at. Yes it is more expensive, no coupons either, but I may have to start only shooping for fabice as I make a quilt, buy less fabric, better quality. I think I can, I think I can .....

    So now I just have to keep myself from going back too many times before the classes start. Hard to do for someone with so little patience.

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    oh boy your in trouble now lol....have fun at your classes.

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    Ha, ha, I know what you mean. I signed up for a bag making class this summer and got all the supplies and pattern. I was very inpatient so when the class was postponed i set down one night and by 4:00 am I finished the project. What the hack, you can never have too many purses!

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    I can relate to your excitement! It happened to me while travelling in a few states a year ago last spring! I think I got enough fabrics to be quilting many years ahead!
    Have fun.

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    And the madness begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I do enjoy going to classes at my LQS. I buy my fabric there for smaller projects and I shop their sale racks for bigger projects. For quilt backs and more I buy on line or elsewhere.

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    The quilting bug has bitten again lol

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    Good for you for keeping an open mind about your LQS. Have fun!

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    Quilt store-philia [I think that might be the term] is very common. The cure is to keep on quilting and let the LQS inspire you.

    Also, you should join a local quilting group or guild. When I returned to quilting quilting friends gave me material to start my stash. Now I am ready to help a newbie.

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    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    I know, mine is closing in 2 1/2 weeks. I sure am going to miss all of those lovely ladies at the shop. They really made the shop wonderful. Enjoy you new found shop

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    I do believe you are hooked! I like going to the LQS (even though the prices are higher) because the ladies there are actually quilters and not fabric cutters. I've always found them to be helpful in helping me select fabric for a particular quilt pattern. I'm still in the mind set of "matchy, matchy" and they help me with fabrics that will look good in a quilt.

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    To help keep prices down you can use coupons at Joann's online. Buy the pretty fabric at the quilt store - they will be happy to help you match colors/fabrics and buy fusible/batting when they have it on sale at Joann's (or other online stores). A lot of the stores will have free shipping if you buy over a certain amount.

    And remember to enjoy yourself! There are a lot of things I would do different just starting out. First, I would tell myself to finish a project before starting the next one. Ha - like I would listen to myself! LOL

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    Love reading all of the replies, and I think I may have to go back today or tomorrow to buy my supplies for the upcoming classes. I am sure I will not be tempted to buy other fabric while I am there .....

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    You sound so excited to have found this shop and all the goodies . It makes a difference when great resources at close at hand. Have Fun!

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