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Thread: Quilting trip

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    My quilting friend and I are looking for a couple days away exploring with quilting in mind. we are from central PA. Any unique and interesting places we could visit? Is there any such thing as a flea market for quilters?

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    I know that they do quilt "shop hops" in the Western PA area twice a year and there seems to be plenty of stores to visit. Check online and when you put in quilt shops in the Pittsburgh area you will get a list. Good luck!

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    Being from Central PA I am assuming you have already done the Lancaster area?? Amish quilts and great quiltshops in Lancaster, Intercourse, Bird in Hand, etc.

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    Many times. kind of interested in going north or west.

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    Here's a listing of quilt museums that might head you in one direction or another (click on the name of a museum to go to it's website). http://www.quilthistory.com/museums.htm
    Not included on that list are the State Museum of PA in Harrisburg http://www.statemuseumpa.org/quilts05new/pages/home.htm and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, NE
    http://www.quiltstudy.org/.

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    I should mention that also missing from the list is the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT, home of the Jane Stickle quilt (the Dear Jane quilt). It is on exhibit once each year, usually from mid Sept to mid Oct, Check their website for more info. http://www.benningtonmuseum.com/index.aspx.
    And for those of you with fishing crazed husbands (Loretta), Bennington is also home of the American Museum of Fly Fishing! :wink:

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    Too late for this year, but I believe this is in Amish country (don't quote me on that, but the website probably says).


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    Here's a link to a Mystery Quilt Weekend Getaway at a B&B in Lancaster PA 11/13 to 11/15/09 .

    http://www.threadmakers.com/getawaydates.html

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    Thanks. will look into this. I live about 40 minutes from the area.

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    Thanks

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    I'm not sure if you are heading in to the Lehigh Valley but there is a second hand store that specializes in fabric and notions... you never know what they will have - it's the Second Sight thrift store.... every time I visit my family up north I always stop in there!!

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    There is quilt odyssey in hershey pa the last weekend in July.

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    there is a shop hop in Nov. for stores in NE PA and I know it goes to Tunkhannock, Berwick, Allentown and Palmerton. I'll look for the info.

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    My friend and I have booked the retreat for the 7th of Aug. Thanks for the tip. had no idea this was available.

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