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Thread: How far would you travel for fabric ?

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    I go to Buffao NY twice a year and load up while I am there....Amish country is a great place to buy quality at a cheeper price than most stores I have shopped.

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    Well I travel about 160 miles a several times a year to get fabric that is about $2 a yard cheaper then here!

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    Rebeljane and I have done it a couple of times (over 100klm) but we make a day of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I always look before travelling for quilt shops on the way and surrounding where I go. I did travel from Alton Towers to Glasgow, it was for a wedding initially. I went to a caravan site in Birmingham and travelled from there to Southhampton for a twiddling class and fabric. How far do you travel for a class? All places in UK .
    Please advise "what is twiddling"? thanks from a yank!
    Penny (Scotlass)

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    When I lived in FL, I drove to MaryJos Fabric store in Gastonia NC at least twice to shop. I have also gone on day long shop hops where we drove to 5-6 stores across the state. Just depends. MaryJos...yes, it was worth the trip and the gas. I would love to go again sometime. Now its a bit further, since i live in Indiana

    As far as classes go...the best and farthest I traveled for a class was to go from FL to California to attend Asilomar. I had 4 1/2 days in a class room with the teacher of my choice, Gai Perry..it was MARVELOUS and I do hope I am so lucky to get to go again! I did have free air fare though, as I had bumped myself off a business flight and so had free ticket. All I had to pay for was the seminar itself. It rather spoiled me for taking 1/2 day or day long classes!
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    Oh, well, I'm only about 2 months late reading some of these posts, but what the hey!

    The farthest I've traveled for fabric is Bozeman, MT, once a year, and last year I got to a couple of shops in Great Falls, MT, thanks to my cousin! Hope to do so again this coming summer!
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

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    Quilts and calicoes is a nice shop, at one time there were two, one in Exeter and one in Windsor. I have been there before, too. The answer to your question I have gone on five hour bus rides to do quilt shopping and loved it. Oh yes I would go quite a ways away from here to quilt/fabric shop. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    Quilts and calicoes is a nice shop, at one time there were two, one in Exeter and one in Windsor. I have been there before, too. The answer to your question I have gone on five hour bus rides to do quilt shopping and loved it. Oh yes I would go quite a ways away from here to quilt/fabric shop. Love it.
    And sadly, now Exeter is going to disappear too!
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