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Thread: Going to Hershey tomorrow

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    And there are no good quilt stores anywhere near there. This sucks. I may have to make myself feel better by going to PA Fabric Outlet on the way home.

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    I sure hope you find some quilt shops in the area

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    One of the things I remember about Hershey, PA.
    We went there one summer, and on Sunday, we went to church. This small church didn't have air conditioning, so all of the windows were open.
    The only thing we could smell was chocolate. I don't think we could have even smelled the incense if we tried. Our mouths were watering the whole time we were in church.
    It was very hard to focus. If I remember right, we got a candy bar shortly after Mass.

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    I find it interesting that they have a large quilt show every year and have no quilt shops worth visiting in the area. So sad.

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    I thought there was a quilt store in Hershy. Did it close?

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    I googled and found this one. It has a Summer 2011 newsletter, so maybe it is still open

    http://quiltmakerscottage.com/default.aspx

    And I think Hershey is only about 30 min from Lancaster, but I could be wrong.

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    I have been to quiltmakers cottage just last year and they were wonderful there. Maybe give them a chance before saying that there is no quilt shops worth visiting

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    I think I would be into the chocolate myself!!

    You have to have some sort of inspiration you know!!

    Billy

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    Lol I was thinking "who needs fabric when there's so much chocolate?" but that could be because I've been sewing all day and haven't had chocolate in about a month...

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    There is one in Hershey. The quilt makers cottage. I've never been there though.

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    it does smell wonderful there

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I have been to quiltmakers cottage just last year and they were wonderful there. Maybe give them a chance before saying that there is no quilt shops worth visiting
    You are right. I should have said. Their website did not inspire me to visit. It did not say to me "Hey you will love it here" like some do. I may give it a try. I am off now. Thanks.

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    We were in Hershey last Sat. and for a host of reasons went the local route through Lancaster. Granted it was at 5AM and had an agenda so no fabric shopping. But that might be an option for you. If you're going via PA Tpk - jump off at the Morgantown exit and wend your way through the Lancaster area before going to Hershey???? Just a thought.

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    Just got home. Lancaster is an awesome trip. It is a whole day destination in the wrong direction for me unfortunately. I went to the lone quilt store in Hershey. It is OK. Too little and too expensive for my taste. I did tell them though that their web site leaves a lot to be desired. I bought one thing from the sale table. Maybe next time I will have enough time to venture to Lancaster too. I would love to go back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I have been to quiltmakers cottage just last year and they were wonderful there. Maybe give them a chance before saying that there is no quilt shops worth visiting
    You are right. I should have said. Their website did not inspire me to visit. It did not say to me "Hey you will love it here" like some do. I may give it a try. I am off now. Thanks.
    When I went last September there was 2 rooms full of fabric, a little room with civil war repos and a little corner in the back with markdowns. They ladies there were so friendly they hung out and chatted with me. The shop is bright and friendly and they have everything form fat quarters to kits.

    If you still find they are not what you are looking for there was some fabric places 30 mins or so from them. One was a discount place that sounded really neat but I didnt get a chance to make it. I cant remember the name but I will try and find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Just got home. Lancaster is an awesome trip. It is a whole day destination in the wrong direction for me unfortunately. I went to the lone quilt store in Hershey. It is OK. Too little and too expensive for my taste. I did tell them though that their web site leaves a lot to be desired. I bought one thing from the sale table. Maybe next time I will have enough time to venture to Lancaster too. I would love to go back there.
    Oops didnt see your new post. Sorry that you didnt find quiltmakers to be your cup of tea but at least you found something.

    Thats why they say everyone is different. What is nice to me may not be to you. I have a quilt shop near me that I dont care for much but others like it ohh well. Hope you had a good trip

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    Thanks Abby. There is one in Lancaster called Ollie's or something like that that I just can't wait to go to.

    Obie's !!!! This is the site. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/04/when-in-pa.html Now THIS intrigues me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Thanks Abby. There is one in Lancaster called Ollie's or something like that that I just can't wait to go to.

    Obie's !!!! This is the site. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/04/when-in-pa.html Now THIS intrigues me!!!
    Your not the only one!!!!! :shock: :XD:
    Wow I think I may just have to visit there

    I dont know where you are in the north east but there is a place called Surplus City Inc. They have a few locations. I went there and there was a ton of fabric quilt shop quality for 3-4$ a yard.
    Its hit or miss because they buy surplus and old stock but I liked that place

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    Yeah i love them. They are in Altoona and I make it down that way once or twice a year. It is a must see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Yeah i love them. They are in Altoona and I make it down that way once or twice a year. It is a must see.
    Thats the one I went to lol. I have to make it back there soon. I wanted to go last month but didnt get to make it.
    When I went I did get a pair of Gingher dress maker scissors for 5.00. Tons of knitting things and a few fabircs.

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    Well next time you decide to go give me a shout. I will try to meet you there. On the map we are about the same distance from it in opposite directions.

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    Thanks for pointing out Obie's I've got it marked...when we just went thru Lancaster I felt so guilty about the 3 vintage machines we were toting (2 of which I bought in Lancaster) that I just picked up some scraps in my favorite Mennonite thrift store...it pays to ask the waitress if she knows anyone who wants to get rid of old machines!

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    I have been wanting to hit Obies's too!!!! Wow! Those pics are intriguing...are the prices good?

    We have a Surplus City in Williamsport, PA, about 30 mins from me. It is opposite the way I go for work and other stuff, but try to make it once every other month or so. Prices are great, and good name fabrics too. Have to be careful though, cause some are seconds because they have been printed backwards or upside down or double printed...but so far I haven't found many of those.

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    Nursie I don't know about the prices. I have not made it there yet. Hopefully soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    I have been wanting to hit Obies's too!!!! Wow! Those pics are intriguing...are the prices good?

    We have a Surplus City in Williamsport, PA, about 30 mins from me. It is opposite the way I go for work and other stuff, but try to make it once every other month or so. Prices are great, and good name fabrics too. Have to be careful though, cause some are seconds because they have been printed backwards or upside down or double printed...but so far I haven't found many of those.
    Nursie Williamsport is where I first saw a surplus city last year. I wanted to go there so bad but we were only in Williamsport for 1 day and that was a Sunday they were closed. When I got home I looked them up and found they they had a few locations. So I went to the Altoona one a few months ago.


    Maybe we should try and plan a Obies trip and meet up?
    Sounds like a fun place to check out lol. I could get in a lot of trouble there lol


    Edit: Bonnie's blog said that what she bought was 3.49 a yard at Obies

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