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    We will be going on vacation in a few days and while DH is fishing I want to find all the LQS around Astoria! Anyone got any recommendations?

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    There are 2 in Astoria, but my favorite is the one down the highway in Cannon Beach.

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    We're off to Long Beach this week, and will drive down to Manzanita as well. What's the name of the one in Cannon Beach? Also, I just read of an interesting woman in Astoria who does really nice things with fabric. It's in one of the newer quilt mags.

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    It's called Center Diamond. Just south of the downtown area.

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    Thanks, will look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    We will be going on vacation in a few days and while DH is fishing I want to find all the LQS around Astoria! Anyone got any recommendations?
    Do you own a GPS? There is an Internet site called POI Factory (point of interest). You can down load a POI file to a GPS and they have one (file) with over 4000 quilt/fabric stores across the U.S.

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    Thanks UglyCook, my daughter is wanting to go to Cannon Beach one day. Will have to stop in there. kristen0112, that's great! my DH is a gps nut, I found that site, downloaded a few things that might interest him too. As soon as he gets home he can play with it!
    I am putting these in my phone also as notes.

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    Hey, thanks for that GPS info. My DH is also a GPS nut - Also an Apple phone nut. I'll tell him about that app.

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    the POI factory found that the closest quilt shop to us is in Colorado!!! I downloaded an app on my phone that showed me 2 in Cannon beach and one in Longbeach. It did not show the two in Astoria that someone mentioned. Guess the best way is still good ole word of mouth! I am willing to drive a good hour or more for a great LQS, anyone else know of any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    the POI factory found that the closest quilt shop to us is in Colorado!!! I downloaded an app on my phone that showed me 2 in Cannon beach and one in Longbeach. It did not show the two in Astoria that someone mentioned. Guess the best way is still good ole word of mouth! I am willing to drive a good hour or more for a great LQS, anyone else know of any?
    Really? When I downloaded it there were so many locally -well Oregon hopefully at work it will slow down and I can play with the Gps' and that POI

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    Spokane is lucky to be near a terrific LQS in Idaho, Couer d Alene to be exact, even if I can't spell it. I believe it's called The Bear Claw or something like that, it has the name of Bear in it and it's a great one. Every time I get to Spokane, I look forward to going over there to do some shopping.

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    Here is a list of some on the Oregon Coast: http://www.joyofquilting.net/index_files/page0005.htm

    The one in Wheeler is in a strange, old building but they have a really nice selection of fabrics.

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    Gingerella, I know that one. It's called Bear Paw Quilting and is wonderful. Every now and then we head over there but we have such wonderful stores here in Spokane I hardly go there. Let me know when you are in town, perhaps we can shop hop for a day!
    UglyCook, Thank you so much for that link. When I get home tonight I will research it and add what I can to my gps! :-) You are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    the POI factory found that the closest quilt shop to us is in Colorado!!! I downloaded an app on my phone that showed me 2 in Cannon beach and one in Longbeach. It did not show the two in Astoria that someone mentioned. Guess the best way is still good ole word of mouth! I am willing to drive a good hour or more for a great LQS, anyone else know of any?
    Really? When I downloaded it there were so many locally -well Oregon hopefully at work it will slow down and I can play with the Gps' and that POI
    I will play with it some more. We had a lot of trouble loading it. Thinking the imac is going to have to go! I will try it with our old pc laptop.

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