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Thread: Went to my first LQS today

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    I went to my first LQS today - just about 10 minuets or so from our house and OH MY GOSH!!! In this quilt shop (as I am sure many others) there are rows and rows of bolts of fabric, and just below that is a shelf with FQ's of all the same fabric. I have been to Joanns before - but this was basically dedicated just to quilting. I was almost in a trance as I walked around.

    I want it all. It's a good thing I went after deciding I was just going to look.

    It was nice to see some finished quilts too. They had many for sale - but to see a quilt with a binding close up is different than just online.

    I can't wait to go back.

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    Super Member lfw045's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Rustburg, VA (for the moment anyway)
    You made a bad mistake.....LOL! Welcome to our addiction! :lol:

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    Super Member Tiffany's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Idaho Falls
    I would have loved to have gone with you! There is nothing more inspiring or fun than being with a person the first time they discover a "real" quilt store. It's just great fun!!

    One thing I do is wait. When I find something I really like, I leave it where it is and wander through the entire store. If I still really like it after I'm done looking around, then I grab it. This saves me from making too many impulse buys; unless it's an almost empty bolt, which I snatch before anyone else can get it. :lol:

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting! It is quite an addiction!

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    I predict many, many more trips to your LQS! -- and not just to look either! :D

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
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    I walk through them :shock: and I am still always amazed at the variety available!!! Yes, this is the first of many trips that you will make 8) :mrgreen: 8)

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    I get overwhelmed in qult shops! If I am just looking I will often come out with nothing - if I am looking for something I spend way too much money!

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    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    I get overwhelmed in quilt fhops also. Love to go though.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Camarillo, California
    Love love love to visit quilt shops every where I go. Usually have to buy a little something. Love to see all the different styles of quilts, fabrics and patterns that they each have. One of the funnest times of the year is our quilt run the first weekend of June. We hit 15 (or so) quilt shops in 2 days!! I have a group of about 8 of us who all try to go, we usually have only 5 - 6 at a time that can actually make it.
    Large quilt shows are wonderful too, so much to look at and touch!!!

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    Super Member redkimba's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    North Texas
    I have yet to walk into a LQS without walking out with something...

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    Nov 2009
    I have to drive about an hour to get to a fabric store, Hancock Fabs or JoAnn's. Hobby Lobby is just 20 minutes away. Haven't found a quilt shop yet. When I went back home (Maine) 2 years ago I walked into my VERY FREQUENTED (when I lived there) JoAnn's store and got so teary I had to leave. Such a sap. Mama was telling me of a new quilt shop that just opened in Bangor and I thought "now there's another reason to go for a visit". Addicted, yeah! Another blessing to count this week. We can just jump in our car and go find what we want. God is Good. HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL.

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    SW Iowa
    Mine is very close, but I haven't gone very often. What amazes me is they remember my name and what I like even if I'm not there often.

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    Senior Member pegquilter8's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
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    Congrats, cminor. May you have many more happy visits. I work in one shopand teach in a couple others. Have visited Many LQS in US and Canada. Love my own better each time.Happy quilting

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