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    This here is my kinda woman!!! :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    ..I personally find it quite sexy that men quilt ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Well when I go on my trip this September I plan on visiting a lot of you guys and I want you all to take me to your LQS and show me what a good one is like to go into!

    I plan on buying at least one yard of fabric from each stop I make and I am going to make a quilt to commemorate my ride around the country on my bike!!

    Billy
    I think there are several of us in Northern Colorado. I know there are several quilt shops in the area. I haven't been to all of them yet.
    Looks Like I am there then!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Well when I go on my trip this September I plan on visiting a lot of you guys and I want you all to take me to your LQS and show me what a good one is like to go into!

    I plan on buying at least one yard of fabric from each stop I make and I am going to make a quilt to commemorate my ride around the country on my bike!!

    Billy
    I think there are several of us in Northern Colorado. I know there are several quilt shops in the area. I haven't been to all of them yet.
    There are several nice shops in the Austin,TX area that are worth stopping at.
    Sharon in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    There are several nice shops in the Austin,TX area that are worth stopping at.
    Sharon in Texas
    Depending on how I come home will say if I hit Texas or not, I might be sliding through Colorado one more time on my way home if that is the case then I will not be going through there.

    Billy

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    I have to say my son is always welcomed at our LQS. They take good care of him and he loves it.

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    My hubby always goes with me and finds the neat stuff. Has a real good eye for color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pati- in Phx
    Billy I would love a meet up in Arizona. (But don't have a place to bed you down, sorry to say.) I am in Phoenix, on the west side of town.

    As for shops and men.......
    Most of the shops around here are pretty good with male customers. One of the shops, down on the far south side of town is owned by 3 guys, and called "3 Dudes Quilt shop".
    When I worked in a fabric store we had several gentlemen that shopped there regularly, both for craft stuff and fabrics. One guy did a lot of Special Barbie outfits and many of the prototypes were done with fabric from our store.
    Our manager was a guy and we frequently had male employees that sewed and knew what they were doing.
    Several of the local shops have male employees and are very good at working with men who are shopping for significant others and are out of their comfort zones.
    Several of the shops even have special "men's nights" during the holiday season to help guys shop for their wives/girlfriends and so on. They provide wish lists for the women to fill out, the shop has them for the guys. and so on.

    My husband is hoot in a fabric shop..... he usually finds fabric that he thinks would make a great sports shirt. (the wilder the better.)

    Have fun,
    Pati, in Phx
    Out west is almost every state on the other side of the Mississippi to me. This trip is going to be over a month long journey for me to go on. I want to see all I can see and meet and stay with as many members and their families as I can. I honestly do not expect to stay in a hotel until I get to the Grand Canyon and then I will be there for 3 days.

    But yes I will be in your neck of the woods!!

    Billy
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    Pati, Janibad, & Billy
    When you come through Phoenix we should all get together. I have not been to "3 dudes" store--will have to look it up. I mostly buy on-line. There are 2 stores that I go to that are very good but I have never paid any attention to how they treat men. I do have a "guest room" with a murphy bed that you are welcome to use if you don't mind 2 english pointers sleeping on top of you, lol. (you can close the door........)
    So, lunch and a trip to some shops in Phoenix when the weather is a little cooler? I don't remember when you said your trip will be. I am in north central Phoenix so probably not too far from Pati.
    Mary

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    Billy.. I know you won't be in this area, but if you go through Springfield, Missouri you should stop at "The Quilt Sampler" it's on Glenstone at Sunshine and it's a wonderful shop. When I lived there I shopped there LOTS.. they're super and have a great selection.

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    Billy if you go through Rapid City South Dakota you should try to stop at The Thimble Cottage. It is over 300 miles away from me but I stop there every time I visit my son and his family. It is owned by Pearl Louis. She designs her own patterns and fabrics. The ladies there are so helpful. Sturgis might be a place that you will want to see. The bike week is coming up soon. Enjoy your trip.

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    My husband gets hugs when he goes to the local quilt shop with me , they have a corner with a big easy chair and guy books to read, he loves it, When we travel across Arizona or across country, we stop at quilt shops , he always finds a quilt hanging on the wall that he wants, so we go home with enough material for another king size quilt, He is loving this life, we have been married for 6 years now ,both of us lost spouses to cancer, BTW, we both are on Medicare, so that should give you a clue to our ages, :lol:

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    Generally,the LQS that I go to are very nice to me, and I feel very comfortable in them. I have two main ones that I go two, one in either direction, and they all know me by name in both of them.

    I think it's the customers who haven't seen me in there before that are the ones that are dumb-struck at times. A few weeks ago we were at one of those LQSs and there was a lady from Russia in there (here in Arkansas of all places) with apparently her elderly mother as well as her two small children. I was gathering some fabric to be cut and had put it on the cutting table when she asked "YOU quilt?" with much surprise. I'm guessing there aren't many male quilters in Russia other than our Admin, LOL :) The owner of the shop jumped in and glorified me to no end, talking about how many quilts that I had made, etc., etc. And then there was the other customer who looked at me when I walked in a different time as though I were an escaped convict. So I get different reactions.

    There is another LQS that I've been to a couple of times, but will not go back. They treated me as though I were an idiot when I came in there, and they were bordering on rude. It's kind of a toney place, so they haven't gotten any of my $$$ since.

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    Men probably get treated in fabric stores the same way women are treated in the tool department at sears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Quilter
    I wonder how many folks go on a 6000 mile shop hop on a custom chopper? :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy,

    I'm doing that, just not on my MC since I'm taking my quilting machine to get an upgrade and my DSM so I can piece while I'm house sitting in Florida! I'll be going through WA, ID, MT, CO, NM, TX, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, OH, IN, IA, and SD. I'm a bit flexible on my route, so if there is a LQS I just can't miss, please let me know!

    Susan in WA
    If your trip takes you through SW Ohio - the Fabric Shack in Waynesville is a quilters destination

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    Hmmm, sounds like "Pretty Woman" but, of course he's a guy. He should go back to that first shop and let them know, " Big mistake, HUGE". LOL! I've only been to one LQS in Arkansas and they couldn't have been more helpful. I had them finish quilting a queen size quilt on a longarm for me and I bought a bunch of fabric. I think they had as much fun as I did. Loved it!
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    I was reading through your comments about my quilt police experiences and Eddie mentioned an experience in a lqs...and i was wondering, on a regular basis just how are you 'guys' treated when you enter a quilt shop? welcomed or snubbed?
    where i am there are 2 in different direction that i frequent...one of them (the biggest/oldest one) which i even worked at for awhile treated my hubby very poorly when he went in planning to buy stocking stuffers for me. He went in the owner was working that day (she is not much of a 'people' person) and pretty much made him feel like he had no business walking through the door...he left without buying anything and said he will never go back there....the other one, he loves going to! the ladies take him under their wings and shop with him, show him things, tell him about things they think i really should have...last christmas he spent about $100 at that one getting me great little things i would not usually buy myself but wonder how i got along without...
    so #1 shop really hurt her business, could have had a returning customer...#2 shop, get's his $$ when ever he's over that way...they make him feel like he's not out of place even though he is out of his element :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by merryhare
    Quote Originally Posted by Pati- in Phx
    Billy I would love a meet up in Arizona. (But don't have a place to bed you down, sorry to say.) I am in Phoenix, on the west side of town.

    As for shops and men.......
    Most of the shops around here are pretty good with male customers. One of the shops, down on the far south side of town is owned by 3 guys, and called "3 Dudes Quilt shop".
    When I worked in a fabric store we had several gentlemen that shopped there regularly, both for craft stuff and fabrics. One guy did a lot of Special Barbie outfits and many of the prototypes were done with fabric from our store.
    Our manager was a guy and we frequently had male employees that sewed and knew what they were doing.
    Several of the local shops have male employees and are very good at working with men who are shopping for significant others and are out of their comfort zones.
    Several of the shops even have special "men's nights" during the holiday season to help guys shop for their wives/girlfriends and so on. They provide wish lists for the women to fill out, the shop has them for the guys. and so on.

    My husband is hoot in a fabric shop..... he usually finds fabric that he thinks would make a great sports shirt. (the wilder the better.)

    Have fun,
    Pati, in Phx
    Out west is almost every state on the other side of the Mississippi to me. This trip is going to be over a month long journey for me to go on. I want to see all I can see and meet and stay with as many members and their families as I can. I honestly do not expect to stay in a hotel until I get to the Grand Canyon and then I will be there for 3 days.

    But yes I will be in your neck of the woods!!

    Billy
    Pati, Janibad, & Billy
    When you come through Phoenix we should all get together. I have not been to "3 dudes" store--will have to look it up. I mostly buy on-line. There are 2 stores that I go to that are very good but I have never paid any attention to how they treat men. I do have a "guest room" with a murphy bed that you are welcome to use if you don't mind 2 english pointers sleeping on top of you, lol. (you can close the door........)
    So, lunch and a trip to some shops in Phoenix when the weather is a little cooler? I don't remember when you said your trip will be. I am in north central Phoenix so probably not too far from Pati.
    Mary[/quote]

    Mary, I am available to meet for lunch and quilt shop visits mid to end of Aug. Would love to meet you, Pati and Billy. I do suggest the 3 Dudes Quilting shop in Ahwatukee(Phoenix). Send me a pm and we can chat. Janie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janiebad
    Mary, I am available to meet for lunch and quilt shop visits mid to end of Aug. Would love to meet you, Pati and Billy. I do suggest the 3 Dudes Quilting shop in Ahwatukee(Phoenix). Send me a pm and we can chat. Janie
    I will be in the area around mid September, I have to be in SoCal by the 18th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Janiebad
    Mary, I am available to meet for lunch and quilt shop visits mid to end of Aug. Would love to meet you, Pati and Billy. I do suggest the 3 Dudes Quilting shop in Ahwatukee(Phoenix). Send me a pm and we can chat. Janie
    I will be in the area around mid September, I have to be in SoCal by the 18th.
    Darn, I will be back east from the 14 till 21, let me know if you are in PHX before or after those dates.. Be safe on those roads.... Janie

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    The LQS I frequent most of the time is just as helpful to the men as the women. They have a male employee, but the women are the first to help the male customers.
    We also had a male biker who frequented the shop and he not only made quilts, but also designed many beautiful quilts. There are a few of his patterns still on the racks (he passed away this past year), but I'm sure they won't be there for long.

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    My husband is very manly. Grizzle Adams type. Hunts, fishies. makes his own long bows and arrows, but he can sew ,iron and clean house better than most. All I. do is cook and do the laundry and do all the things i couldn't when i worked.

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    My LQS is very nice to everybody! Its a shame that people look down their noses at paying customers! Where are their manners???

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    The way I look at it my money spends anywhere I take it.

    The funny thing is I am the one making money off of them by selling them my repainted Featherweights. :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    I have only been in two places.

    A chain fabric store in Denver gave off a bad vibe to me as if to say "you don't belong here." I will never go back after a couple of repeats...if I can avoid it.

    The other is the Fancy Tiger in Denver. It is a small general craft type shop with yarns and fabric but the fabric is mostly trendy (it is a small place). It is owned by a younger couple and in a more youthful area. But I will always support them when I can. They make me feel welcomed.

    Other than that, I now buy online.
    Rob, you need to visit Emilys Sewing Basket on Colfax at Kipling. You will be treated like royality. The girls there love to cater to the men. All of them there are so Awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Janiebad
    Mary, I am available to meet for lunch and quilt shop visits mid to end of Aug. Would love to meet you, Pati and Billy. I do suggest the 3 Dudes Quilting shop in Ahwatukee(Phoenix). Send me a pm and we can chat. Janie
    I will be in the area around mid September, I have to be in SoCal by the 18th.
    Awesome shop. A must visit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    if it floats your boat then go with it. that is what i say most of the time. quilting is like anything else, a guy can do it and I think that all guys should lean basic sewing and women should learn basics in hunting, from guns to arrows. parents do their kids a disservice by not allowing a kids to learn as many skills as they have time fore. I went to a middle school and high school that taught archery and shooting to the boys but the girls were not allowed. It was during gym. can't remember but think that we had to learn dancing at that time. was mad because wanted to do the archery and shooting. more fun for me. not very coordinated when it comes to dancing. I look like I am having a seizure. So all you dads out there teach your sons to sew at least a hole in their cloths. it will do them a world of good later. my hubby can't iron or sew a button on to save his life. he has learned to vacuum since meeting me. hehe.

    I relate to this.
    When I was in 10th grade I wanted to take Physics, but at that time you had to use a slide rule for computations, there were no computers that a regular citizen could get to.
    It was considered unseemly for girls to take the hard sciences in our community, and no other girls were taking Physics.
    I was not allowed to take it. My class was changed by Admin to the "creative writing" Journalism class, and I was expected to be a reporter for the school newspaper.
    I agree it's stupid for people not to be able to learn.
    And just so's ya know, I took Physics at university in the late-'80s-early-'90s, and did very well indeed thankyouverymuch.


    :-D :thumbup:

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