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Thread: Mid Atlantic Quilt show Hampton Rds

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    Mid Atlantic Quilt show Hampton Rds

    Is anyone here going? I am going to try for Saturday. I figure lots of rest before and know I am going to be down for a few days after but I have Never been to a big quilt show and want to at least go to one. :-)

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    I'll be there, not sure what day. It's really not all that big. You can do the entire show in one day, including the vendors. But, if you want to take your time and peruse the quilts/judge them yourself/"pick them apart", it could take 2 days.
    After going to the Houston show, I wasn't very impressed with MidAtlantic, but I guess it's all of what you are used to.

    Damaquilts...I see you are in Va Bch. Where abouts? That's where I am!

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    I know I will never get to the Houston show and since I have never been to one other than a small local one in McDonough Ga it will be big to me. lol And a one day is all I can manage.
    Lynnhaven and Indian River Rd are the nearest cross streets to me. How close are you?

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    Don't say you will never get to Houston. It's really do-able. Just need a friend to tag along with you to help with the hotel, that's all. I think I paid about $300 r/t out of Norfolk to Houston for my ticket. Hotel was about $800 and that included our meals. Found out that if we ate at the hotel, it was a bit cheaper than out in town, then had my spending money. So, it wasn't really all that bad. I had a friend to help share expenses.

    I'm over by Northampton. Cross streets would be Baker and Northampton. I'm about a mile from Weslyan College.

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    I sure will be there. I live in Norfolk so I'll go up a few days at least. I love going. I normally go to at least one class but haven't picked one yet. May not since I'm doing a class at Bella's in Feb. I try not to over do it.

    Do you have the email showing the classes and events? If not PM me and I'll forward it to you.
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    tlrnhi, not the finances so much although that would be an entire months income for me but health issues. If I flew I would have to take a day or two to recoup before the show if I were lucky and didn't have a flareup then the trip would be for nought altogether. :-) I have to stick closer to home.
    romanojg : I am not taking any classes maybe next year.
    I wish there was something we could wear so we could recognize others on the board. The Quilt show has those stars that people make. :-)

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    Actually tlrnhi lol went back and read the entire trip would be about a month and a halfs income for me and that's not shopping and its not fun going someplace with all those goodys and not shop. LOL

    My brother said we are about 5 miles apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts View Post
    tlrnhi, not the finances so much although that would be an entire months income for me but health issues. If I flew I would have to take a day or two to recoup before the show if I were lucky and didn't have a flareup then the trip would be for nought altogether. :-) I have to stick closer to home.
    romanojg : I am not taking any classes maybe next year.
    I wish there was something we could wear so we could recognize others on the board. The Quilt show has those stars that people make. :-)
    I'm sure we could figure out something and then decide on an approximate time then we'd be looking. I know that at least one day I have to take my 6yr old grandson. He loves to go. Loves to go to the LQS as well. I have to check his school scedule. I'm off Thur -Sat then back to work on Sun.
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    Well I do know I want to be there when they open on Saturday. But my brother is driving me and sometimes he just doesn't see the importance of being on time well on MY time anyway. lol

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    I'm not taking any classes. One of the classes I was looking at was out of my price range. Oh well.
    I think we (Machel) and I are going on Saturday as well. She'll be here the entire weekend. She's bringing my machine back from the "doctors". Seems Tidewater screwed it up even more. They said they "fixed" it, but 2 days after I got it home, it was doing the same thing. Cost me $180!! Talked to Machel, she had the same thing going on with her machine...we have the same machines. She took it to this Mom and Pops place in Lancaster, PA. It's all fixed and it was a total of $39!!!!
    Anyway...I digress....After the show, I'll head back to PA with her to do some house looking. There are 3 shows going on in Lancaster March 14-17th, so I just might stay up there with her until those shows are over. No need to drive back and forth.

    I'm sure we can all figure out a time/place at the show to meet up. Maybe do lunch? Last year they had a buffet, I think it was $10. Wasn't bad. Was nice to sit and eat and chat.

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    It would be nice to meet and chat yes and we all have to eat. $10 is right in my budget range too. LOL
    Now I am concerned about Tidewater I bought my machine from them a few years back and it needs servicing. It works fine now just needs a really deep cleaning. There is a guy in Portsmouth(?) that I am going to take my vintage machines to. Unless he isn't all that either and you have heard.
    Sounds like you are going to be busy with quilt shows those few weeks. :-) What fun... Although looking for a house is never fun for very long.
    Good luck with your search.

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    Since I live in Hampton I will be there as will several of the girls from the quilt group I meet with every Thursday at the Nazarene church in Hampton. Am looking forward to probably getting some new ideas!

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    I know there are 2 quilt shows in Lancaster- American Quilt Show and the Lancaster Quilt Show. What is the 3rd one? Thanks

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    drama queen and terry - this is the very first year i'm not going because of previous commitments. virginia beach and hampton are only about half hour - forty minutes drive from one another. hopefully next year.

    anyone going to the new jersey quilt fest in somerset, new jersey? saturday and sunday for me.
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    I'm excited; I just read that they've added Raliegh NC to the circuit for June. I have a close friend who lives there. That will be a lot of fun to go down there. She use to quilt some but doesn't anymore but at least she appreciates the process and the work involved. She'd enjoy going.
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    Our group goes every year. We go on Friday, not as crowded.

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    I will be there Thursday afternoon and Friday. Let me know if there is a meeting of the members.

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    Butterflywing? How dare you not show up!! When is the one near you? Might be able to make it.

    I don't know about the guy in Portsmouth, unless he's the old guy that works out of his house. If so, he's pretty good with older machines, not the newer ones with computers, or so I was told.
    If you bought your machine from Tidewater and they warranty it and all, then I would take it back to them. I won't take another to them, I assure you.

    The quilt shows in Lancaster are...
    ----AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Lancaster - March 14 – 17, 2012
    ----The Lancaster Quilt Show at The Continental Inn Wednesday, Mar 14 9:00a, Thu, Mar 15 9:00a, Fri, Mar 16 9:00a Sat, Mar 17 9:00a...Best of all, admission and parking is free!
    ----Lancaster Spring Quilt Show at the Host Resort in Lancaster, PA
    March 14th - 17th, 2012 **See two shows in one visit. . .
    Free shuttle bus between the 22nd Annual Lancaster Quilt Show at the Continental Inn and 2nd Annual Lancaster Spring Quilt Show at the Host Resort.

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    http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=30

    it's always been a good one, except for two years ago when people just weren't spending money. if affected how many venders showed up. i still spent too much.
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    Hi to all the ladies on this post. There are 5 or 6 of us that are coming to Hampton. We leave on Wednesday from the Farmville area and stay until Saturday. We would love to meet with you. Or at least get to say hello. We each share a room and it is not so costly. Last year our adventure was sort of a diaster. We (my friend and I) got stuck in the elevator for 45 minutes and then the room they gave us to stay in was horrible(smell). But we finally got settled. Let me know if you want to meet.
    Boni53

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    My husband and I go to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show every year in Hampton. We live in Newport News. We attend Thursday and Friday--Thursday, we kind of buzz right through and then Friday we take our time. Would love to meet up with anyone going those days--we do not go on Saturdays.

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    I have never been to a quilt show, I am less than 2 hrs. away. I will have to check into it, thanks for the up date.
    Would go during the week, Saturday would be so busy. Now how to talk my Hubby into it.
    I know my All brands store's people we be there they from Richmond.
    Just what I need right now. I am going to look it up right now.
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    I went a few years ago and had a great time. This year is not in the cards, but I hope you have a GREAT time!
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    Greeting from (Great Bridge) Chesapeake! !

    My DH and I are probably going on Sat or Sun to the show. I want to see if there are any Gidget II's available for sale and see the newest notions to add. It was on my Christmas list but Santa didn't leave it. I've ditched the generic crafts for needlework based hobbies, mainly counted cross stitch and adding quilting to the list.

    I grew up under Grandma's quilts. And, my mom has her treadle which worked last I knew. My mom gave me her Singer 500 series machine about 5 years ago. When I was learning to sew in 7-8th grade, I burned the motor out of a used "black" Singer and the seamstress at the local Singer store told my mom to leave me alone and let me sew. I made quite a bit of my wardrobe back then. Dad was happy my allowance was spent on fabric. It also meant I got more as I was saving him retail prices on clothes.

    I've never had a problem with Tidewater Sew Vac. It may be the store you are going to.

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    I will be going, can't wait! Have not decided on whether it will be friday or saturday. I only have an hour drive from home (Gloucester), but I limit myself to 1 day of escape therapy! It would be great to meet for lunch, although I usually pack a sandwich to munch happily when my feet need a rest. Nametags sound like a great idea.
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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