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Thread: Quilt stores in Denver!

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    I just wanted to thank you guys who gave me info about the stores in Denver. We had a great time at the Great American Quilt Store and tried to buy out the store. We then also made to Harriet's Treadle Arts which was also fantastic. I have enough to keep me going for a while- perhaps! The Denver trip was notable also as I got badly mugged in a car park one afternoon by a woman with a gun and spent the next three weeks in the hospital. My Mom & Dad flew out from Boston to be with me and my husband & I have only just been able to return to his job here in the UK. I will not be returning to school this semester so I hope to do some sewing when I am able. Despite all that I thought that Denver was a really great place with some very friendly people, and Colorado was just awesome! I am entertaining myself reading all the posts!

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    I am so sorry that happened to you! I do hope you are doing better,Glad you got to visit some places.take care

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    Oh my gosh! I cannot imagine getting mugged! I do hope you are completely recovered.

    I took a memorable class from Harriet Hargrave years ago and would love to have the opportunity to visit her store some day.

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    Oh My!! I am so sorry that you had such a horrible experience in our Country!! This not a regular occurance!! I used to live in the Denver area, about 20 years ago. I did have my car broken into and the stereo stolen from it. Of course this happened in the winter and they broke the window to get in and destroyed the heater taking out the stereo. I had to drive it for 2 days with my 4 children (11 mos to 7 1/2 yrs) with it snowing into the car!

    I have been to Harrietts Treadle Arts a couple of times, most recently in July. I really wanted to get to the Great American Quilt Factory but I ran out of time.

    I hope you enjoy some time sewing, I am so sorry the circumstances of your visit thrust this upon you!!!

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    I am so sorry to hear of your awful experience while visiting Denver. What an unfortunate thing to happen to you. We moved away from there back in 87 and never regretted it (and I was a native). At least you did have a good time at those great quilt shops. My prayers are with you. Take care.

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    Thank you! Im getting better every day and although Im here in the UK and not back home in the US, its great to be back amongst all my stuff and my English friends who are wonderful. My Mom and Dad come next week to stay and she is bringing more material I hope!! I bought a fantastic pattern in the Great American Quilt store so Im thinking about that. I'm trying the Baltimore quilt too- but very slowly!

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    Sounds like you're keeping busy with your quilting, which I think, is very therapeutic, good for you! I've only done a wee little bit of applique to date, so the Baltimore Album quilt is only something I aspire to do - at this point anyway. Keep us posted on your progress, we love to see pictures!! :) What is the other pattern you bought?

    Happy quilting,

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    I do hope that you won't judge the US by your experience in Denver. That is absolutely horrible and I am so sorry. All of us here don't carry around guns and the like in this country. We do feel safe living in our towns and cities despite incidents like this and the news that make it sound like violence is happening all of the time.

    I am hoping that you heal quickly. You don't want to miss too much school. It's too hard to get back when you take breaks wanted or like this one unwanted.

    BTW,my daughter lives in Denver and you have given me another worry.....She hasn't had any problems there and I hope it stays that way!

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    I am so sorry you had to experience the nasty side of people. I hope you won't judge the rest of us her in the US by that horrible person.

    :cry: :cry: :cry:
    hope your recovery is fast for body and soul. Have fun quilting and I'm glad the board is here for some good mind therapy. :D :D :D

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    Teacher,
    I am so sorrry to hear of your unpleasant experience in my hometown. I know first hand how it feels to be mugged and to have a gun held on you. I never ended up in the hospital, but because of what happened had difficulty with a physical problem for years.

    Time does heal and I pray that the women was caught and prosecuted. Keep after the police dept. if she has not been caught. They truley are bogged down and short of help. This I know too as my DH was a Denver cop for 29 years.

    However, you informed me about a new quilt shop there. I knew of Harriets and never went when we lived there because I was not into quilting then. However, I will google the other one.
    Please take the time to recover that you need and if necessary, get professional help to help the healing.

    Quilting will be your help mate in this, too. Friends and family a necessary part.
    God bless and hugs and prayers to you.

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    Thank you all for your kind words. As I said I am on the mend, physically at least! My doctor tells me that time heals all and as he is excellent- and very cute!- I accept that. My local priest has been fantastic and helped me through the worst of coming back here when I first had to leave my family. However, everyone who comes to see me from home has to bring me material and all my friends from school and college have trips planned over the next few months so Im going to have a great time. I may never go back to work again, but Ill have lots to keep me happy! I am an American living here in the UK as my husband is a Brit, (but also cute!!) I have travelled the U.S. and many parts of the world and never had a problem before so I was just unlucky. Its great to be alive and I now appreciate it more than I ever did. I cant wait to go back to the quilt stores in Denver that I missed this trip! The message board is great to read too- I may even learn how to upload photos of my quilts one day!

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    Oh, my jaw just dropped when I read about the mugging! I just cannot believe that, and I am so sorry you had such a terrible experience. I have lived in the Denver area for most of my life and never have had anything like that happen. It had to have been so bad for you to be in the hospital for three weeks!!!! Just continue to recover, and please don't judge us by the stupidity and ignorance of this pathetic mugger. I send love and healing energy your way.

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    Amazing how many of us hail from or have lived in the Denver area. Still, I don't miss it, and much prefer the CO mountains to the busy city. Denver does have some awesome quilt shops, for sure.

    Our mountain town now has a wonderful LQS that has been open for one year now. One gal is coming up from the very north end of Colo. Spgs. once a month for a BOM club. Wow! If any of you are even up in the Woodland Park area, please make sure to stop at "Nuts and Bolts Needleworks". No affiliation, just a satisfied customer and dear friend of the owner, Marcia.

    Happy quilting,

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    I shall add Nuts and Bolts to my list for my return trip- maybe next year! My Mom and I are going to make a list of all the quilt stores in the most beautiful places in the world and go visit! Are there any on tropical islands with lush beaches , endless sunshine and 5* hotels at 2* prices????

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