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Thread: UPDATE: Quilt Show...Go or stay home & quilt!

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    UPDATE: Quilt Show...Go or stay home & quilt!

    Well ladies, I was there when the doors opened this morning at the Georgia Quilt Show, and I must say I'm glad I went. It was a really pleasant, relaxing morning. I took my time with the vendors, letting everyone demonstrate their wares, trying some of the longarms and just generally enjoying myself. The quilts were beautiful and part way through I really did just want to leave & go quilt! My only purchases were a Bloc Loc ruler, a spool of Presencia thread and a jellyroll of gorgeous silks from a company called Stitch in Time. I have amazing powers of self denial! Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to go. I may be most proud of successfully navigating Atlanta morning rush traffic!
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    I am one of the two who said to stay home. I'm glad you didn't listen to me. Getting the Presencia thread was worth the trip itself. And the jellyroll sounds delicious!!! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.
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    I went to a quilt show this morning and got there fairly early - way way way way too many people - hard to see stuff...Note to self: much better to got mid day to the end of the day.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. You did show remarkable restraingt with the vendors.

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    For me going to quilt shows help get me inspired to do more, to do better, andto try new things. I also like to look at the new 'tools' that I probably don't need but are nice to see.

    Once home I really get into my quilting much more easily.

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    !So glad you enjoyed your day

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    wonderful that you went and had such a relaxing good time
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    I considered the same thing myself. I'm some 2 hours or so away and then walking and then driving back. With the bad ankle, back and hip I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

    So instead I'm going to Augusta with a friend that is getting back into sewing. Then we'll eat lunch and just have a good time. then home for more quilting.

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    So very happy that you decided to go and had fun. It's just to easy to stay home. I was watching "Sunday Morning on CBS" and there was a segment on how we are becoming less social and more recluse. Sometimes it is a real effort for me to leave the house and I really do like people. The computer has us home more than we realize.

    Oh well, so glad you had fun! Thought you might.

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    Good for you!! Glad you went and had a good time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking View Post
    Well ladies, I was there when the doors opened this morning at the Georgia Quilt Show, and I must say I'm glad I went. It was a really pleasant, relaxing morning. I took my time with the vendors, letting everyone demonstrate their wares, trying some of the longarms and just generally enjoying myself. The quilts were beautiful and part way through I really did just want to leave & go quilt! My only purchases were a Bloc Loc ruler, a spool of Presencia thread and a jellyroll of gorgeous silks from a company called Stitch in Time. I have amazing powers of self denial! Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to go. I may be most proud of successfully navigating Atlanta morning rush traffic!
    I knew you'd love it. Glad you went.
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    Going to shows gets my creative juices flowing. Glad you had a good time.
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    I love to go to quilt shows. Much more fun to go with friends than by yourself, but I've done both. I walk around the quilt displays with envy, admiration and inspiration. Some things I love but know that I will never attempt, and some I take pix of to try at some point, after retire maybe? LOVE visiting the vendors.

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    I am so glad to hear that you decided to go. AM very happy for you.

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    I went today and loved it! I saw some of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen! Forgot my camera and don't know how to load from my phone. Hopefully someone else will think ahead. I got some batiks from Sew Batiks (I've ordered from them before on line). Bought two patterns for wall hangings that we're just to cute to pass up. Bought a book "ABC 3-D" by Marci Baker and a new cutting mat 32x60. Stayed until they did the drawing for the door prizes but didn't win. I tried out the Handi Quilter 16 and loved it. I actually did quite well for someone who's never used a LA machine.
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    Oh, Atlanta traffic is horrible! Worse the NYC, Boston and LA. I was stuck in Atlanta traffic with my then 5 year old granddaughter in the back seat in her car seat. Wailing very 30 seconds " I've got to Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I got to Peeeeeeeeee! Fun times! LOL Oh I bought a new car seat!
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    Good for you...so glad you chose to go. Can't believe that you have so much will power when it came to your "goodies"! But, I've seen where people go and buy a ton of new gadgets, get them home and seldom if ever use them. Mostly, I look forward to the inspiration I get from seeing all of the beautiful quilts. Kudos to you, especially, for navigating the rush hour traffic...sounds like it was well worth it. :-)
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