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Thread: Unplanned wonderful day

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    Yesterday morning I wanted to check out the local quilt clubs and what I found was that the closest one...about 28 miles was having a quilt show on Oct. 1 & 2. So, guess where I headed to. Not a very large show, but beautiful work on display from the guild members, silent auction and a quilt raffle. Also, about 15 vendors. One vendor had fat quarters in a basket, but there was no price on them...I asked how much $ and she told me $1 each. I guess because the other vendors had them for 2.50 and up, nobody took time to ask about them. So, I took the basket and put it on a chair so I could see and I went through them. I picked out 50 FQ's, most of which I found two of. About 3/4 of the way through looking, others started digging too and grabbing. One lady even helped me find matches to the ones I had layed out. I think the vendor will sell all of the FQ's now, she told me she was going to leave them up off the floor so they are easier to reach. Vendor happy, me extremely happy...lots of these are MODA fabrics, not sure how many as they were folded and rolled. Also bought some patterns and wide rick rack.
    I also sat through the most amazing woman's lecture and trunk show. ***Kaye England was the guest speaker and the lecture was free with show admission. She is the funniest, most down to earth person you will ever meet. All of the classes were filled already for fri. night, sat, and sunday. I bought a CD of her techniques and she autographed a book that I got there. I also talked to some of the local members before I left the show and I am going to go to their next meeting as a visitor in a couple of weeks. I had the most amazing unplanned day. Had to share!

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    Wow! What a delightful day!

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    What an awesome day! Glad you had a good time - now you will know to watch for it and maybe go again next year (or in two, some of the smaller ones are every other year).

    Even more delightful as it was unplanned until the last minute.

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    What a great day for you life is good

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    Wow, I don't get many of those, but when I do it is so wonderful! Glad you shared your day!

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    Sounds like you had a perfect day!

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    How great!! Those unexpected days are the best.

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    What a great day for you!

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    Wow.. Sounds wonderful.. glad you stumbled across it.. It was a meant to be day for you.. Whoo hooo..

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    I'm jealous! Sounds like great fun. And thanks for the tip about Kay England. I'm going to research her.

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    What a great day you had, so happy you met others from the guild too :D:D:D

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    I'm so happy for you that you got a little getaway day to yourself. Going to those shows always inspires me to get going again.

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    What a wonderful day. I hope the group is as wonderful as their show. It is a good indication I would think.

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    Dumb question, but how do you find out where the shows are?

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    Sara, What a great day. The unplanned ones are some of the best. So what are you going to make with all your new found goodies?

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    So glad for your very happy day! What a find on the FQ's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rann
    Dumb question, but how do you find out where the shows are?
    I googled** Minnesota quilt clubs** and then I clicked on the one closest to me...just so happened the show was starting that day (yesterday) So, I just lucked up.

    You can search by your state or by your county to see what is available and where. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laureneberhard
    Sara, What a great day. The unplanned ones are some of the best. So what are you going to make with all your new found goodies?
    I don't know yet. I have a Turning Twenty book that I am going to take a look at for them. I tried to get coordinating colors to use most of them together. I haven't unwrapped them yet, but will see what I got and play with them tonight. Lots of possibilities and fun ahead.

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    Oh how fun is that!!

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    Unplanned makes it even more special and rememberable:)

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    Wow, that sounds like such a fun day.

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    Glad you had a great day! Do we get to see what you make with your new found treasures?

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    Sounds like a great adventure. I haven't done a turning twenty but it sounds like you have what you need to start one. I kinda wish I had gone to the show.

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    Sounds like my kind of day.

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    I've done a couple of Turning Twenty quilts and really like them. I even used 10 FQ to make what I called a "Twisted Ten". Sort of made it up as I went along, for a lap-size quilt.

    BTW, where are you located in MN? I live in Lino Lakes in the summertime.

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