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    Quilting in Puerto Rico?

    I知 considering a move to Puerto Rico. I知 wondering if there are any quilting board members in Puerto Rico. I知 wondering if there are any quilting group痴 and where I might find them if there are. I did go to one store that had brother sewing machines and material. They did not know any quilting groups. I have a HQ16 LA. Of course would have figure out the cost is shipping etc. If you know anything about Puerto Rico I壇 be interested in hearing from
    you. And if this is not the right place to post this, Plese forgive me.

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    I searched for Puerto Sewing fabric and found this https://www.facebook.com/campossewingmachine
    Perhaps they can give you some information.

    Another interesting site https://www.juki.com/distributors-latin-america.html There is a distributor in Puerto Rico.
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    Not wanting to deter you but are you sure that the area your thinking about was not affected by hurricane Maria? There is still a lot of rebuilding going on and that needs to go on.
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    do they use the same plugs as mainland US? I know even with converters my blow dryers ran much hotter and didn't last long.
    Exciting idea, please keep us posted

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    Puerto Rico had a very depressed economy even before the hurricane. Lots moved to mainland USA for jobs and housing.

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    Wow, that would be a cool move. Quilting is everywhere. You may even be able to find some quilters there. Do of course look at their cost of living and see if you can afford it. you never know if tourists cause the costs of living to go up. good luck.

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    Puerto Rico still has to rebuild from Hurricane Maria....the majority of the island is still without power, drinking water, food, jobs, etc. Have you really thought this through?? Perhaps you meant another island or land mass area iand it just came out Puerto Rico??

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    My gd was living there when Maria hit. I would suggest rethinking your plan as the island is pretty well trashed and the pace of rebuilding is very slow.

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    Given that Puerto Rico is a tropical island, you would think that quilting is not a primary hobby there. There would seem to be no need/tradition for making quilts.

    That said, they quilt in Hawaii.

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    My first question would be what is prompting a move? Are you running from something or running to something? Why Puerto Rico? Have you researched taxes, housing costs, food/utilities expenses etc. Have family there?

    I'm sure there would be someone to work on machines and ways to get fabric. Just might cost a bit more. Quilting might not be a huge thing due to the warmer, tropical climate. You could make "Summer Quilts" and save a bundle as they have no batting.

    I would recommend you do a short term lease on a place down there, in what they consider the worst time of the year. But then I'm old and cautious. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariannaquilts View Post
    Not wanting to deter you but are you sure that the area your thinking about was not affected by hurricane Maria? There is still a lot of rebuilding going on and that needs to go on.
    I just came back from there. It is beautiful and not at all what the media portrays! much of the rebuilding has been done but there is still more that FEMA is funding. I was on the west side of the island and in San Juan and areas in between. I had a wonderful time with my two adult sons and we fell in love with an area of Dorado. It has two golf courses, a beautiful beach club house and the weather ranges from 85-77 all year round. There is also a incredible tax savings. With the weather so warm I am afraid that there may not be many that quilt there. But then again, it is warm here in Phoenix and lots of people quilt in Florida where it is warm as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    Puerto Rico still has to rebuild from Hurricane Maria....the majority of the island is still without power, drinking water, food, jobs, etc. Have you really thought this through?? Perhaps you meant another island or land mass area iand it just came out Puerto Rico??
    I was just there and the island has power, drinking water, food, jobs. (I don't need a job). It is beautiful and much of it has been rebuilt. From what I saw, and I went from the west side to the east side of the island. Of course more needs to be rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I searched for Puerto Sewing fabric and found this https://www.facebook.com/campossewingmachine
    Perhaps they can give you some information.

    Another interesting site https://www.juki.com/distributors-latin-america.html There is a distributor in Puerto Rico.
    Thank you, Campos is in Ponce, which will be a drive from the area I am looking to relocate to. But still good to know. The Juki distributor is in Bayamon which would be much closer, however, I don't own Juki's (Bernina and HQ-16. Again, thank you, I'm still looking for more info and still contemplating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I searched for Puerto Sewing fabric and found this https://www.facebook.com/campossewingmachine
    Perhaps they can give you some information.

    Another interesting site https://www.juki.com/distributors-latin-america.html There is a distributor in Puerto Rico.
    Thank you, Campos is in Ponce, which will be a drive from the area I am looking to relocate to. But still good to know. The Juki distributor is in Bayamon which would be much closer, however, I don't own Juki's (Bernina and HQ-16. Again, thank you, I'm still looking for more info and still contemplating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    do they use the same plugs as mainland US? I know even with converters my blow dryers ran much hotter and didn't last long.
    Exciting idea, please keep us posted
    Yes, they use the same plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Wow, that would be a cool move. Quilting is everywhere. You may even be able to find some quilters there. Do of course look at their cost of living and see if you can afford it. you never know if tourists cause the costs of living to go up. good luck.
    Unfortunately, the media has kept the tourists away. When we told friends that we were taking a trip there, most thought what everyone is posting here, that it still is a mess but it wasn't and we had a marvelous time.

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    Check out just how viable PR is right now! There is so much destruction still! Power issues are terrible--i.e. not reliable yet and many areas are still without power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love to sew View Post
    I知 considering a move to Puerto Rico. I知 wondering if there are any quilting board members in Puerto Rico. I知 wondering if there are any quilting group痴 and where I might find them if there are. I did go to one store that had brother sewing machines and material. They did not know any quilting groups. I have a HQ16 LA. Of course would have figure out the cost is shipping etc. If you know anything about Puerto Rico I壇 be interested in hearing from
    you. And if this is not the right place to post this, Plese forgive me.
    I live in Humacao, Puerto Rico and I quilt. Please feel free to contact me for any information.

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