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    A few weeks ago I told you I was going to Lancaster. I only had Friday & Saturday of last weekend but it was one of the best two days I've had. It was so beautiful with everything in bloom. The dogwood trees were gorgeous. And of course their were the quilt shops. I got to go to: Log Cabin Quilt Shop, The Quilt & Fabric Shack, Bitty Kinna's, Zook's, The Old Country Store, Obie's (pictures attached-what a place, but fun), Goods, Sauder's, Burkholders, Weavers & PA Fabric outlet. Pa fabric outlet was mostly upholstery but did have a little quilting fabric. I of course bought fabric in everyone of them but one. Mostly to finish up projects & quite a bit of tone on tone. Definitely my newest favorite spot to go.

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    beautiful fabrics, glad you had a great time shopping, shopping is the best therapy!

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    YOU'RE MAKING ME HOMESICK!!! They were my old stompin' grounds for many moons! Glad you had a great time! Hopefully you indulged in some Pennsylvania Dutch eats!!! They don't know what Shoo-fly Pie is here in Wyoming...(sorry, I'm drooling)
    Have you planned your next trip yet??? LOL
    Have a great weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by echobluff
    They don't know what Shoo-fly Pie is here in Wyoming...(sorry, I'm drooling)Sue
    Sue, I smiled when I read this, because I have the same problem. No body in Texas knows what Maypo is and I have fond memories of eating it and watching the commercials.

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    Looks like you did well. Glad you had a good time. Now get sewing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter54
    A few weeks ago I told you I was going to Lancaster. I only had Friday & Saturday of last weekend but it was one of the best two days I've had. It was so beautiful with everything in bloom. The dogwood trees were gorgeous. And of course their were the quilt shops. I got to go to: Log Cabin Quilt Shop, The Quilt & Fabric Shack, Bitty Kinna's, Zook's, The Old Country Store, Obie's (pictures attached-what a place, but fun), Goods, Sauder's, Burkholders, Weavers & PA Fabric outlet. Pa fabric outlet was mostly upholstery but did have a little quilting fabric. I of course bought fabric in everyone of them but one. Mostly to finish up projects & quite a bit of tone on tone. Definitely my newest favorite spot to go.
    I live about 15 minutes from Obies. I was in there once, never again. I kept trying to picture myself trapped in the basement with all that fabric on top of me. You couldn't browse if you wanted to, and she has no space to cut the fabric; I was just SOOOO grossed out by that place! All the other places are great. Did you go to the Hayloft Fabrics in Morgantown? That is my LQS!

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    I am going to most of those places for 4 days in June starting the 12th. Can't wait. Have been getting my list ready. I wrote down the name Obie's until I read some other posts and saw the pics. It doesn't look like somewhere I would want to be. Think maybe we'll try the Hayloft this time. Haven't done that one. Do you recommend it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter54
    A few weeks ago I told you I was going to Lancaster. I only had Friday & Saturday of last weekend but it was one of the best two days I've had. It was so beautiful with everything in bloom. The dogwood trees were gorgeous. And of course their were the quilt shops. I got to go to: Log Cabin Quilt Shop, The Quilt & Fabric Shack, Bitty Kinna's, Zook's, The Old Country Store, Obie's (pictures attached-what a place, but fun), Goods, Sauder's, Burkholders, Weavers & PA Fabric outlet. Pa fabric outlet was mostly upholstery but did have a little quilting fabric. I of course bought fabric in everyone of them but one. Mostly to finish up projects & quite a bit of tone on tone. Definitely my newest favorite spot to go.
    I live about 15 minutes from Obies. I was in there once, never again. I kept trying to picture myself trapped in the basement with all that fabric on top of me. You couldn't browse if you wanted to, and she has no space to cut the fabric; I was just SOOOO grossed out by that place! All the other places are great. Did you go to the Hayloft Fabrics in Morgantown? That is my LQS!
    You mean there was a basement? I did imagine my life flash before me if the place caught on fire. I actually found a few things there & they were very very generous with the cutting. One piece is almost an extra yd. & one was over an extra half yd. If you were in a hurry you sure wouldn't want to go. It takes a while. I didn't go to the Hayloft Fabrics but if I had known or been told about it I'm sure I would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echobluff
    YOU'RE MAKING ME HOMESICK!!! They were my old stompin' grounds for many moons! Glad you had a great time! Hopefully you indulged in some Pennsylvania Dutch eats!!! They don't know what Shoo-fly Pie is here in Wyoming...(sorry, I'm drooling)
    Have you planned your next trip yet??? LOL
    Have a great weekend!
    Sue
    I actually use to live much closer (Ohio) and was about 5-6 hrs. away. Now I am 16-17 hrs. away. I didn't quilt as much when my kids were smaller though. I didn't actually eat anything except a homemade pretzel in Intercourse. I was afraid of running out of time so eating wasn't a priority this time. Hubby was in Elizabeth Town for business & I thought I should tag along is why I got to go there. I'm hoping business will take us back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    Quote Originally Posted by echobluff
    They don't know what Shoo-fly Pie is here in Wyoming...(sorry, I'm drooling)Sue
    Sue, I smiled when I read this, because I have the same problem. No body in Texas knows what Maypo is and I have fond memories of eating it and watching the commercials.
    CoCo Wheats where I am in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I am going to most of those places for 4 days in June starting the 12th. Can't wait. Have been getting my list ready. I wrote down the name Obie's until I read some other posts and saw the pics. It doesn't look like somewhere I would want to be. Think maybe we'll try the Hayloft this time. Haven't done that one. Do you recommend it?
    I did not know about it or I'm sure I would have. I would go back to all of the places I was except maybe Good's. The Log Cabin Quilt Shop was very nice. I just happened to see it as I was driving & of course the car automatically turned in. I am not sure which was my favorite. I loved them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I am going to most of those places for 4 days in June starting the 12th. Can't wait. Have been getting my list ready. I wrote down the name Obie's until I read some other posts and saw the pics. It doesn't look like somewhere I would want to be. Think maybe we'll try the Hayloft this time. Haven't done that one. Do you recommend it?
    At the hotel we stayed at, in there package of things to see & do, don't know what it is really called, their were discount coupons for I think 4 of the quilt shops. Burkholders had one for 20% off on one item but when I gave it to they gave me 20% off every item I bought. The other ones were for 10% I believe.

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    I am homesick. We would go there at least once a month. Now I live to far and fit to much in when we go home. I agree about Obies.It's an experience I can live without. I do recommend the Hayloft. They have beautiful fabric.

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    ON my last visit to Obies there was a faint cry of "help, help" from the back of the store. I think a pile of fabric fell. But, if you're looking for something they know right where it is. I love the Lancaster Quilts stores, Obies included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I am going to most of those places for 4 days in June starting the 12th. Can't wait. Have been getting my list ready. I wrote down the name Obie's until I read some other posts and saw the pics. It doesn't look like somewhere I would want to be. Think maybe we'll try the Hayloft this time. Haven't done that one. Do you recommend it?
    Hey, if you want and have time, PM me and maybe we can meet out at Hayloft. I live just a few minutes from there There are others near Obies. I guess you need to go in there just once; it just scheeves me out. She cuts generous because she can only measure 1/2 yard at a time. I got some stuff from there, but I like to browse and you just can't there.

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    We are going for a retreat in September, I hope there is some fabric left for us to buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    Quote Originally Posted by echobluff
    They don't know what Shoo-fly Pie is here in Wyoming...(sorry, I'm drooling)Sue
    Sue, I smiled when I read this, because I have the same problem. No body in Texas knows what Maypo is and I have fond memories of eating it and watching the commercials.
    My kids lover maypo when they were little

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    I want to go to Obie's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    I want to go to Obie's.
    You come east and I'll take you, but I'll stand outside and wait for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I am going to most of those places for 4 days in June starting the 12th. Can't wait. Have been getting my list ready. I wrote down the name Obie's until I read some other posts and saw the pics. It doesn't look like somewhere I would want to be. Think maybe we'll try the Hayloft this time. Haven't done that one. Do you recommend it?
    Ohhhh yes I recommend it!!! :) I love the Hayloft. It's about 90 minutes from me but worth every minute of the drive.

    Another good place is Covered Bridge Dry Goods in Kutztown

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    I would definitely recommend Hayloft. Nice quaility, good display and very reasonable prices.

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    I was just there yesterday. Wanted to go to Obie's just for the experience but ran out of time. My BFF had to be back for work in the afternoon. It's about 90 min. for me as well but worth the gas $$ for the price difference in fabric. I had just gone to my LQS a couple of days before and paid about $10/yd. for fabric for a small project. Had a larger project to buy for, thus the trip to Lancaster and definitely worth the gas! Fortunately I'm able to go about once every month or 2. Even if I don't have anything specific in mind one of my other quilting buddies does!

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    LOL..isn't Obie's a trip...
    It is so crowded you can't walk thru the store. Nothing is really organized either. The ladies there know where everything is..

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    Does Obie's have a basement?

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    Oh my gosh- Obies- can anyone purchase anything there?! that's a shame- all I see are potential financial losses from having too much fabric. wow.
    what do they do if someone wants a bolt from the bottom of one of those piles? :shock:

    don't know why I'm going to ask this- where is Obie's? do they have a website?

    but love your selection of fabrics and I do love Lancaster- went to college there.

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