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    You ladies have been so knowledgeable. Coming to a strange community if you stop and ask 10 different people who do not sew about MJ's, you get this blank look and the words "never heard of it!" Now I know right where to go!

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    I'm going to MJ's next week. Have to be in Charlotte for something else so carved out some time to acquire some fabric! Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I'm going to MJ's next week. Have to be in Charlotte for something else so carved out some time to acquire some fabric! Can't wait!
    Have a great time.

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    Wow, have fun and can't wait to see what all you buy

    Quote Originally Posted by harvsstuff
    This coming Monday I am going to Mary Jo's with 2 girlfriends. We are so ready for this trip. In the past when i have been there with my DH we were either coming back from a trip or making a trip and had little time to shop. Its 430 miles from Florida but we have our movies, magazines and snacks. We will be there 3 yes THREE whole days to shop this fantastic store and also go to Long Creek Mills for threads. We have a BIG VAN and each of us have a long list. Let the fun begin.

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    Like a kid in a candy store. My dear hubby asked if I wanted to stop there when we went to our daughter's in VA this summer. Dumb question? He is so good about looking for certain colored material with me. Of course, I could spend all day there, but don't think he would be quite as accommodating about that long. I know you will have fun.

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    I went by there this morning on my way to Ft. Mill, SC just down the road, staying with my son for a week to spoil by grandbabies. I have a gift certificate I got for my birthday to Mary Jo's so will be headed there one day this week. If I go on Tuesday, would be great to meet some others from the the board. Denise, maybe I will find your group by yelling Marco, lol. I lived in Melbourne, FL for 20 years and Plantation, FL before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    I went by there this morning on my way to Ft. Mill, SC just down the road, staying with my son for a week to spoil by grandbabies. I have a gift certificate I got for my birthday to Mary Jo's so will be headed there one day this week. If I go on Tuesday, would be great to meet some others from the the board. Denise, maybe I will find your group by yelling Marco, lol. I lived in Melbourne, FL for 20 years and Plantation, FL before that.
    My sister retired in Plantation Florida. She has been there for about 20 years. The 4th one to move there when it was new. She is still there. I visit here every March. I like it there.

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    That would be too funny if you yelled Marco and one of us answered Polo. You know its funny but that system does .work for us when one of us gets lost. We will have laundry carts toting our loot in case your there on Tuesday. Hope to see you Denise

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    think you could stop by Oklahoma on your way and get me! I used to go there when I lived in South Carolina. Had a good friend in Charlotte and we loved to go there. But that was over 20 years ago - I'm sure it's much better now. Have fun!

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    Hope everyone get's to meet each other on Tuesday...How fun that will be :0)

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    Why have I never heard of this place before?!!!
    We just visited our son in Charlotte this weekend and passed the sign for Gastonia! Of course my husband would not like stopping. I'll just have to go without him next time!

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    You don't want to be there on a weekend, too many frantic people. Gotta have this, need to get some of that, Sally get your brother from under the tables. George!! Stop rollin those rolls of fabric down the isle!!

    Stick to the weekdays. You can breath in the aura of the place before comencing to the fabric fondlin

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    Have fun. Show pic's of the stash when you come back.

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    Just back from Mary Jo's , oh my sensory overload! they had so many marbles-- blenders and batiks in sooooooooooo many colors. Walked in and totally forgot every color of fabric I had back home!! Saw a pattern on their website that was scrappy bowties with a cheddar cheese color background talk about the yellow popping. Didn't do too much damage (little over 100.00) could have spent 500.00 easy. They had one line of fabrics that looked like tiny honeycomb, got two different colors. Will take pictures when I get home and post. Made it to Long Creek Mills. Drove by it the first time its a gray bldg on Webb St. Very friendly people. DH was fascinated. Gave us free thread and scissors for thread clipping. Embroidery thread heaven as well as long arm thread. Throw in serger and the kitchen sink on everything else! Clerks said Sat. at MJ"S was a madhouse, thru the week probably better. No sales of any kind on fabric, they did have Michael Miller, Kaffee Fassett and Amy Butler to name a few. Many fabrics show in Quilt mags.

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    Just where is Mary Jo's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29cathie
    Just where is Mary Jo's?
    Cox Rd and I-85 Gastonia NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC
    Quote Originally Posted by 29cathie
    Just where is Mary Jo's?
    Cox Rd and I-85 Gastonia NC
    Thank you.

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    We were at Mary Jo's Monday at 3 pm for a couple of hrs and then back tuesday when it opened until around 3 and then to Long Creek Mills. Lets just say I spent boogo bucks 4 figures. We had a great time. My friends found things they didn't even know they needed. We are already planning to go back in the spring.

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    The rain kept me away Tuesday. Might make it there tomorrow. Hope I find things I didn't know I needed. Guess I don't have to yell Marco when I'm there. Glad u guys have a safe trip home.

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    Enjoy ladies! I live in SC and try to make it to Mary Jos at least twice a year... they are so special and helpful and you can get on their website and "shop ahead". First time I went, I forgot to bring a DETAILED list and went into shock... bought stuff I couldn't live without and stuff I forgot until I got home. Oh well, was fantastic fun anyway! Have fun.

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    Okay what can I say, I went to Mary Jo's a second time. DH drove 60 miles out of his way on the way back from Seagrove where less that 300 people live and 100 of them are potters! Got some blenders,(a lot) some African print fabric, some notions. Did far more damage to the pocketbook but it is all DH fault, he kept saying "go ahead get what you need!" (NEED) right! He's been good to me for 46 years (Oct 9).

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    A few pictures of some of the stuff I picked up at Mary Jo's and Long Creek Mills. There is Thimblerry, 30 and 40's fabric and Aunt Grace fabric. Then we have a wine color which will be the DWR arcs and the small print which the arcs will be sewn to. I still need cornerstone and binding fabric. Then I have blue fabric for the arcs and small print which the arcs will be sewn to and a light blue for the cornerstones and binding. So I have almost enough for 2 double wedding ring queen size quilts.I am making 2 scrap quilts using thimbleberry fabric so I bought enough backing for them. Then there is the thread, stabilizer etc. There were also zippers and quilting thread and God knows what else.Very successul trip and we are all ready planning another for the spring.

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    Arcs for another DWR its really wine color
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    The wine arcs will be sewn to this fabric block
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    large cones of thread
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    Looks like you had a great time. Good luck on you wedding ring quilts. I still haven't finished one that was supposed to be in our last quilt show, but I'll have my geisha finished for the next one, lol.
    Still miss ya.

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    Thanks Jodi.

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    Stuff look great. Love the wine fabric--looks more hot pink--also love the orange snips. Jodi will be happy with the blue one. Glad you are back safe and sound...

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