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Thread: TRIP OF A LIFETIME! FABRIC TRADE?

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    I will be traveling to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Leaving on July 8th. So of course I will be looking for fabric!!!!! I would be willing to take some of my own from the states and trade. Does anyone have any suggestions or have you ever done this. I can't wait!!! This is a trip of a life time for my daughter and myself.

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    Wow!! I am so jealous. Have a great trip.

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    Lucky you. Enjoy your trip.

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    That's so exciting! Enjoy your trip.

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    THANKS YOU SO MUCH. AND PRAYERS WOULD ALSO HELP

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    You got it.

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    Be sure and take lots of pics to share when you get back :mrgreen:

    Have fun and be safe

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    Oh what fun. I can't wait to see what you come home with. Have a great time.

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    Lucky you to be able to take a wonderful trip! I have no clue what you might take to trade. Have you contacted anyone using the internet? Perhaps if you google "fabric," or "bartering," and the country you might get a hit.

    Take pictures to share!

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    Have fun,

    can you take like fat quarters with you and 1/2 yard pieces of fabric, to trade

    enjoy your trip

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    What a wonderful trip!! I hope you have a fabulous time!!!
    We do have a memeber on here from Jordan...... Maybe you would like to contact her!!!

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    I hope you have a wonderful time :D:D:D
    Maybe take 1 yard pieces of calicos, tonals,... making sure it is not a fabric that would offend a religion or culture. I bet there will be many fun trades to be made :D:D:D

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    does anyone know the lady from Jordan

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    Lucky you! DD went to Egypt last year with college. She had such a great time!

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    Trading fabrics is such a neat idea! I'm sure other quilters or sewists would be very open to trading. Have a fun time on your trip and let us know how international bartering goes. It really is a small world when you consider all the quilters and sewists.

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    Oh, you are in for a treat. You will love these places. I visited there few times, but I was not into quilting then, so don't know about specifics for that. I am sure hotel staff and locals can guide you to fabric stores there. You'd probably find many in open-air markets, and you'd be surprised at the high quality of materials you can get at a very reasonable prices. At least that was my experience with clothing and such. If I were you, I wouldn't take many fabrics for trade (I don't know how much trading you'd be able to do) to leave space in my suitcase for goodies I'd be buying, remember weight is limited.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip, you'll love it!

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    I am so jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    What a wonderful trip you have in store for you and your family. Just the thought of seeing all that different fabric is exciting, let alone all the beautiful places.

    Have a safe trip and remember, if you don't have room in your suitcases, you can mail it home! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Take tons of pictures, this is a "Trip of a Lifetime!"

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    What a great idea!
    If this is your first trip overseas please take time to make sure that all of your prescriptions are legal in the countries that you are going to. I mentioned this to a friend of mine a few years ago when she was traveling to Lithuania and when she checked, several of hers had to be changed. She was so happy to have been saved from highly possible arrest. Just because certain meds are legal here doesn't mean they are in other countries and a lot of countries have a 0 tolerance for what they deem as illegal drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie17
    does anyone know the lady from Jordan
    Go to User List (above), then enter Jordan in the location box. It looks there might be two prospects!

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    What a trip of a lifetime. I envly you going to such wonderful places. Have a safe and wonderful time. Take one suitcase half empty so you can bring back more fabric. ;)

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    My sister had several exchange students thru the years and anything Texas was super cool!

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    my friends just returned from Egypt. she has a celiacs disease and could not fiind much that she could eat. glad she brought her own oatmeal. she said they( Chefs)had no knowledge of what contained flour. also they had 2 armed guards with them on the bus they toured on. She was scared. so be very careful. and be aware of your surroundings. Egypt was on her bucket list.

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    Be safe, take your camera and we all want to hear about your trip when you get back - Have a great time.

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    Jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie17
    I will be traveling to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Leaving on July 8th. So of course I will be looking for fabric!!!!! I would be willing to take some of my own from the states and trade. Does anyone have any suggestions or have you ever done this. I can't wait!!! This is a trip of a life time for my daughter and myself.
    there are 2 members from Jordan and one from Israel
    you can PM them and ask them

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