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Thread: Road Trip to Mary Jo's Fabric Store in Gastonia, NC

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    I am planning a road trip to Mary Jo's Fabric Store in Gastonia, NC on Saturday, November 7th. The store is approximately 5 hours from my house in Wimington, NC. If there are others on this list that live in my area and you would like to go, you are more than welcome.

    Momadoglewis expressed an interest. She lives in Beaulaville, NC which is not far from me. Piedmont Quilter & Ninnie live near Mary Jo's so we're hoping this date will work out for them to meet us there.

    I have a small suv and can seat 4 passengers comfortably (other than myself) If you think you may be interested, think about it and pm me. Once we determine who's going and where everybody lives we will work out the details.

    I have been wanting to go for a long time but have had so much going on it just never happened. If you are not familiar with Mary Jo's, they have a website here: http://maryjos.com/

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    I was there last Saturday!! Spent too much, could have spent 2 days there.
    My favorite place to buy material!!!!! :D :D :D :D

    You take the Cox Road exit off of 85 south! :D

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    I have heard the same thing from a lot of people. I have back trouble so I know I can't walk through the entire place but all they need to do is point me in the direction of their cotton quilt fabric. I may have to leave my credit cards at home...I'm almost afraid to take them, lol!

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    Ninnie, I meant to tell you I saved the directions on Mapquest web site and according to them it's only 4 hours from here which is even better...more time to shop!

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    The all cotton fabric sections is huge. Can't imagine not being able to find what you want there. :D :D People come from all over the world to shop there. Did you take the virtual tour on her web site? She was there Saturday, and we talked for awhile. I have been going for years. there is nothing fancy about the place. When you go in the door, you will stop at the desk and get a basket and paper slips, which the cutters will write down your purchases on. they tear all their fabric, and it is always straight.So, whatever your pleasure is, you will find it! :D That is what I always get for my Birthday and other occasions, a trip to Mary Jo's :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Yes, I've been on their website many times and have talked to them on the phone...really nice to talk to. I am really excited about going.

    You must have some kind of stash collection! :D

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    AWWWWW I WANNA GO TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! :cry: :roll: :thumbdown:

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    I would love to go but I live to far away. Carol Stream, Illinois! But think of me when your there!

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    So sorry girls...

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    I am sooo jealous!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Maybe another time :wink: I know that you will all have alot of fun together 8) 8) 8)
    Pictures please!!!

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    I will be in LA on the 7th but will stop by Mary Jo's on Monday the 9th. I will fly into Charlotte and will have time to stop by on my way home.

    Sybil


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    I suppose since you are going on the 7th you know there is a quilt show in Gastonia that day. I stumbled on this listing today looking for something else and couldn't remember why Gastonia sounded familiar to me. When I logged on tonight and saw your posted, the light bulb went off.

    Nov 7, 2009
    "A Pieceful Gathering"
    Gastonia, NC
    Location: Fellowship Hall, Maylo United Methodist Church, 1900 Spencer Mountain Rd - Ranlo
    Sponsor: Ranlo Quilters
    Hours: Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM
    Comments: Includes vendors, members boutique and antique quilts.
    Contact: Wanda Domin, 704-843-1225, [email protected]


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    Hey I'm going the last of October on a bus trip with my quilt guild. I've never been and am looking forward to it.

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    wichypoo - I've never been either and it's really not that far from me. I'm looking forward to it too. I hope you guys have a ball traveling together.

    Lisa_wanna_b_quilter - Thanks for making a note of that for me. I am not familiar with the area but I'm sure the other ladies that live closer will probably know more about it. I will print this out before we go, for sure! Thanks...wish you were going with us.

    farscapegal - You must live close to Mary Jo's. Boy, I wish I did. Enjoy your trip to LA.

    amma - I will try to remember to take my camera. I love meeting fellow sewers. You know you'll enjoy each others company because you already have something in common, lol!

    crkathleen - Yep, that would be quite the drive for you. I will check out all the pretty fabric for you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunnib
    wichypoo - I've never been either and it's really not that far from me. I'm looking forward to it too. I hope you guys have a ball traveling together.

    Lisa_wanna_b_quilter - Thanks for making a note of that for me. I am not familiar with the area but I'm sure the other ladies that live closer will probably know more about it. I will print this out before we go, for sure! Thanks...wish you were going with us.

    farscapegal - You must live close to Mary Jo's. Boy, I wish I did. Enjoy your trip to LA.

    amma - I will try to remember to take my camera. I love meeting fellow sewers. You know you'll enjoy each others company because you already have something in common, lol!

    crkathleen - Yep, that would be quite the drive for you. I will check out all the pretty fabric for you!
    I live near Greenville SC so it is about an hour and 45 minute drive for me and thanks, I always enjoy my trip to LA.

    Have fun at Mary Jo's.

    Sybil

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Wish I could go :cry:

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    The next time I am at my step-daughter's in Rock Hill, S.C., I am going to ask her to take me there, It sounds like a wonderful place to shop or even just walk through and envy. My grandkid used to go to school in Gastonia so it's not far to go.

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    Been browsing for a while and felt I had to comment on the upcoming Quilt Show - "A Pieceful Gathering". This just happens to be my Quilt Club putting on this show. Directions from Mary Jo's. Cox Road north approximately 1 mile becomes Spencer Mountain Road (just across the RR tracks at stoplight) Continue approx 1 mile more - Church is on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapsaplenty
    Been browsing for a while and felt I had to comment on the upcoming Quilt Show - "A Pieceful Gathering". This just happens to be my Quilt Club putting on this show. Directions from Mary Jo's. Cox Road north approximately 1 mile becomes Spencer Mountain Road (just across the RR tracks at stoplight) Continue approx 1 mile more - Church is on the right.
    How nice to know! Hopefully we can stop by. I know I would love to!

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    Welcome Scrapsaplenty!!! Thank you for letting us all know more about your show!!! :D :D :D

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    I'm about a three day drive.. and a ferry crossing.. WAnna come pick me up??? :) I was at that store back in the summer of 2000 and ooooooooooooh I fell in love with the place!! Have a wonderful trip!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farscapegal
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunnib
    wichypoo - I've never been either and it's really not that far from me. I'm looking forward to it too. I hope you guys have a ball traveling together.

    Lisa_wanna_b_quilter - Thanks for making a note of that for me. I am not familiar with the area but I'm sure the other ladies that live closer will probably know more about it. I will print this out before we go, for sure! Thanks...wish you were going with us.

    farscapegal - You must live close to Mary Jo's. Boy, I wish I did. Enjoy your trip to LA.

    amma - I will try to remember to take my camera. I love meeting fellow sewers. You know you'll enjoy each others company because you already have something in common, lol!

    crkathleen - Yep, that would be quite the drive for you. I will check out all the pretty fabric for you!
    I live near Greenville SC so it is about an hour and 45 minute drive for me and thanks, I always enjoy my trip to LA.

    Have fun at Mary Jo's.

    Sybil
    I was staying in Greenville, SC when I was in the US. My husband(at that time) at a business trip with the Michelin plant there. I met up with a fellow online quilter and we drove to Gastonia to Mary Jos for the day.... I almost hyperventilated when I walked through the doors!!! I didn't know where to start!!! LOL

    btw, Greenville is a really nice place. I fell in love with the Carolinas when we drove there from Nova Scotia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    Quote Originally Posted by farscapegal
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunnib
    wichypoo - I've never been either and it's really not that far from me. I'm looking forward to it too. I hope you guys have a ball traveling together.

    Lisa_wanna_b_quilter - Thanks for making a note of that for me. I am not familiar with the area but I'm sure the other ladies that live closer will probably know more about it. I will print this out before we go, for sure! Thanks...wish you were going with us.

    farscapegal - You must live close to Mary Jo's. Boy, I wish I did. Enjoy your trip to LA.

    amma - I will try to remember to take my camera. I love meeting fellow sewers. You know you'll enjoy each others company because you already have something in common, lol!

    crkathleen - Yep, that would be quite the drive for you. I will check out all the pretty fabric for you!
    I live near Greenville SC so it is about an hour and 45 minute drive for me and thanks, I always enjoy my trip to LA.

    Have fun at Mary Jo's.

    Sybil
    I was staying in Greenville, SC when I was in the US. My husband(at that time) at a business trip with the Michelin plant there. I met up with a fellow online quilter and we drove to Gastonia to Mary Jos for the day.... I almost hyperventilated when I walked through the doors!!! I didn't know where to start!!! LOL

    btw, Greenville is a really nice place. I fell in love with the Carolinas when we drove there from Nova Scotia.
    My brother works at the Michelin plant in Greenville. I have lived in SC for most of my life and I love it.

    Sybil

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    So wish it were a different Saturday so I could go with you!!! But Veterans Day Parade takes the precedent this year! Maybe another time when the weather is good?

    Jacksonville isn't far from you but 4 hours there and 4 hours back is intimidating!
    Bad back that I have.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    I was staying in Greenville, SC when I was in the US. My husband(at that time) at a business trip with the Michelin plant there. I met up with a fellow online quilter and we drove to Gastonia to Mary Jos for the day.... I almost hyperventilated when I walked through the doors!!! I didn't know where to start!!! LOL

    I feel that way every time I go. the adrenalin is rushing through me, and I have to calm down to shop :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Getting started is hard and quitting is even harder!!! :roll: :roll:

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