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Thread: Trip to Mary Jo's In Gastonia NC

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    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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    Take me with you, please.

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    The weather is beautiful here. Hope it stays that way. Clear skies and 60's-70's day,40's-50's night. Have a safe trip. KNOW you will have fun at MaryJo's.

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    The most important thing to remember- comfortable shoes!

    Three days is smart, it'll take that long to see everything. Have fun!!

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    I want to go!!! I want to go!!!!

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    Nobody believes me that people come from states away to shop at MaryJo's!!

    There is a little sewing shop down in the shopping center with PetSmart, Kohls, it's called Sew Much Fun.Chilies and Applebee's are in the same area. Ruby Tuesday's across the road has good food from MaryJo's. Qdoba if you like Mexican is in the same shopping center. Outback is on New Hope Rd, one exit south ask for James as your servers, he's awesome. BBQ? Hillbillies, 2 exits north. Breakfast buffet-Golden Corral over on Franklin, fuel up for a day of shopping!!

    Man you get to go with friends. I'm not allowed to go without my husband as a chaperone!!!

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    Ok I am jealous!!!!!!!! I SOOOOOOO want to make that trip but it would have to be a couple days for me.... One to get there and one to recoup from it. Do they have shopping carts? On average what does their yardage cost??? I wanna go toooo!!!

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    Oh Oh Oh-- Have fun :thumbup: I was there last summer and it a blast as you know and 3 WHOLE days WOW :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the heads up on restaurants etc. And no they dont have carts to help carry your stuff, but we are bringing those laundry carts or what some people call old lady carts that haul groceries etc. mary jo will give you a cart to use if you need it if say you need it to help you walk etc. She's very nice and accommodating. Three credit cards and my hidden stash I am so ready. Not sure about the cost of fabric I do know they have the most fabric I have ever seen and they are usually a little bit cheaper then quilt stores. Its the thrill of the adventure that calls us there.

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    Already in NC going to Mary Jo's Monday maybe we will meet! In Denver tonight going to Pottery show Saturday at Hilton Homeplace and a school nearby.

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    Pat P we are leaving early Monday am and its about 9 - 10 hrs to get there. Not sure if we will make it Monday. If your there tuesday look for the 3 crazy women walking around muttering oh my God, oh my God! that would be us. We also have been known to shout Marco when one of us gets lost! Sometimes more then one person answers Polo!

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    That is sooo funny! I may hold out for Tuesday. Will be wearing hot pink t. A friend and I back before cotton went out of sight bought about 400 dollars each and split the orders from Marshalls Dry Good, what a savings and the fabric was really nice. I am looking for blenders as I used all mine up. Even if we don't meet have a barrel of fun, gotta find someplace to deposit the DH while I shop!

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    I was there once when I lived in Fl. on our way back form somewhere.
    Y'all will have a good time

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    As long as you're on a road trip, Mapquest "Schoolhouse Quilts." The address is 399 Sunset Memorial Road, Forest City, NC. (Phone: 828-245-9774) If this store is along your way, it's DEFINITELY worth a stop. I found it this summer on a South Carolina Shop Hop, and was pleasantly amazed! The selection was huge, and the prices were great. She had some wonderful sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat P
    That is sooo funny! I may hold out for Tuesday. Will be wearing hot pink t. A friend and I back before cotton went out of sight bought about 400 dollars each and split the orders from Marshalls Dry Good, what a savings and the fabric was really nice. I am looking for blenders as I used all mine up. Even if we don't meet have a barrel of fun, gotta find someplace to deposit the DH while I shop!
    Drop the DH off at Dick's Sporting Goods. It's in the same shopping center. I think the new Super Target just opened there too.

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    You will have a blast. I was there this past Tuesday with friends and it was wonderful as usual.

    I think the highest I paid for fabric was $7.99 a yard.

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    Yay!! I got to go there 3 years ago on a trip to my daughter's, and it was wonderful!!

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    Can you swing by NY for a passenger? I don't eat much, willing to ride on a roof rack. Never been to Mary Jo's but I keep reading raves about it. Have a Great Trip!!!!

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    have fun.I love Mary Jos.maybe someday I will get to go again

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    have fun.I love Mary Jos.maybe someday I will get to go again

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    The best place to add to stash ... and I'm moving a couple hours away within the next few months. Road trip ... every weekend! :-)

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    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.
    I live in Florida. Take me with you.

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    I didn't know there were other people in Fla. that knew what a great place this is to go visit. It has been several years since I have been up there but I got to visit both places and had a ball. I hope you don't have to take out a loan before you return. Be careful and have a blast. 4js

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgety
    Ok I am jealous!!!!!!!! I SOOOOOOO want to make that trip but it would have to be a couple days for me.... One to get there and one to recoup from it. Do they have shopping carts? On average what does their yardage cost??? I wanna go toooo!!!
    No shopping carts. Average cost I paid was $6.00 a yard. Keep in mind you must request they cut your fabric. Otherwise they rip it and you a a jumble of fabric threads.

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    OLE!!!! Let the good times roll..... Awaiting pics of your purchases!

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