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    Lightbulb A must see for all quilters

    It was my birthday on Tuesday and I spent the afternoon with a friend who shares the same birthday. We went to the town of LaConner (about 35 miles from where I live) where we were treated to a personal tour of the Quilt Museum. For anyone who loves quilts, lives in Western Washington or is planning a visit out here, I highly recommend seeing this museum. The museum is in a beautiful old Victorian house with gingerbread trim and a turret. Their exhibits change every 3 months and there is a lot to take in with 3 floors to explore. The town of LaConner itself is a quaint town on a river with lots of fun shops to poke around in. If you've never been to northwest Washington, plan a trip here, it's a great place for quilters - with lots of fabric shops.
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    Happy Belated Birthday. What a nice day you had.

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    My sister & I went there this past August. It was a very nice exhibit. They were working on the exterior, but that didn't bother us. I plan to visit it again when I go back next year to visit my sister.

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    Happy birthday, belatedly. Sounds like you had a great day.

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    I lived in Bellingham Wa for 12 yrs. LaConner was always one of my favorite places to visit. I have pictures of the tulip fields when they were in bloom along with the daffodils in my home . I"m spending time on Lopez Island next summer. It is a beautiful area to visit.

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    sounds like a wonderful place. thanks for sharing
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    What a great way to spend your birthday. Happy Belated Birthday!

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    Happy Belated Birthday. Quilt museums are such interesting places. You can almost see those dear ladies sitting around the quilt with loving stitches.......
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    Hope you and your friend had a nice BD. It sounds like you had a good time. Sue

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    It sounds like a wonderful way to have spent your birthday. - perfect for a quilter!

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    I love La Conner. DH and I try to get up there at least once a year.

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    Sounds like the two of you had a great celebration enjoying your favorite hobby....Happy Belated Birthday
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    We were there!---in mid-September. My sister and husband live in Shelton, so when we came to visit, they took us to LaConner, then over to Deception Pass, and back across on the ferry. My sister is NOT a quilter but she did enjoy the display at the museum, a very "artsy" type of work. They also try to make an annual trip to see all the tulips blooming. It's such a beautiful area.

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    What a great treat for your birthday!!! Sure wish I lived closer so I could see this museum - sounds great
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    I love LaConner!
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    I'll keep that in mind. What a great way to spend a birthday.

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    What a well spent day for a quilter or two.

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    I lived on Whidbey Island for 10 years, loved going to LaConner, Mt. Vernon tulip fields etc. so much to see and do there really miss it
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    Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day, I am glad you got to share it with a friend, doing what you enjoy the most : )
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    I was raised in Western Washington (Sumner) but love the town of LaConner and have been to the shops there, very nice wish we had them here in Florida.

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    Happy Happy Birthday to you, even a little belated the wish is the same! What a wonderful way to spend a day with your birthday twin.
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    Wish I lived close by!

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    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
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    I had a blanket there for about 6 months.... well, not one of mine, but one I found going through my mother's things after she died. A small baby embroideried with sunbonnet sues. Mama's name: Louisa Ann Conner. Her Grandmother's name, Louisa Ann Conner. I actually threw it into the "dump" pile, thinking it was a rag, but felt something in it. Another thrill, it was a home-made doll, the kind Mama made us girls during the war. Absolutely beautiful! But, apparently it was made right before the war was over and she put it aside and got us dolls from Montgonery Ward catalog (our commercial source). I loved my homemade dolls, each one absolutely different, and each with a wardrobe of several outfits. La Conner is a great place to spend a day, and if you wander about the area you'll find Native American artist too, across from La Conner. [Sorry about all this... but it's my only claim to fame!) :>) She was an upstanding, very moral woman.

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    Happy Birthday. Glad it was a good day for you.
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