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Thread: MSQC Academy in May, who is going?

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    MSQC Academy in May, who is going?

    I have bought my ticket, now to reserve a place to stay somewhere nearby. I am looking forward to this event in May.

    Is anyone else going? I booked for the first two days as Rob Appell and Alison Glass are there for the first two days. I love Rob's energy in his Man Sewing Tutorials and Alison is such a talented designer I am looking forward to her presentation too.

    While in the area I plan to visit Angela Walters' shop in Liberty.

    I am getting excited. My trip will cover somewhat over 5000 miles, in 9 states and 4 provinces. Good thing I have an SUV with lots of room for purchases.
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    Sounds like a fun trip.

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    I love Rob!! Love his enthusiasm. Sounds like a fun trip for you!

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    Someday I'm hoping to actually retire and make a trip to MSQC for one of their retreats. It sounds like so much fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    I have bought my ticket, now to reserve a place to stay somewhere nearby. I am looking forward to this event in May.

    Is anyone else going? I booked for the first two days as Rob Appell and Alison Glass are there for the first two days. I love Rob's energy in his Man Sewing Tutorials and Alison is such a talented designer I am looking forward to her presentation too.

    While in the area I plan to visit Angela Walters' shop in Liberty.

    I am getting excited. My trip will cover somewhat over 5000 miles, in 9 states and 4 provinces. Good thing I have an SUV with lots of room for purchases.
    You will have to provide tons of photo's and tell us all about it.
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    If you haven't gotten room in Hamilton, check Cameron MO--just 10 miles away on major highway and know there are several decent hotels. Sounds like a great time! Good for you--by then you will be so decluttered you will need to purchase more fabrics!

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    QST,

    I have booked a place to stay in Cameron. I am so looking forward to this trip. It is going to be a whole bunch of driving, (which I love to do) and seeing places for the first time. I am a coastal girl, but love my trips to the Canadian Prairies, I am sure I will love the northern states too.

    I was looking over a map and realized how close I will be to the Mississippi. I will add day or two in Hannibal and a river boat ride to my travels. I even found a quilt shop Hickory Stick Quilt shop there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    QST,

    I have booked a place to stay in Cameron. I am so looking forward to this trip. It is going to be a whole bunch of driving, (which I love to do) and seeing places for the first time. I am a coastal girl, but love my trips to the Canadian Prairies, I am sure I will love the northern states too.

    I was looking over a map and realized how close I will be to the Mississippi. I will add day or two in Hannibal and a river boat ride to my travels. I even found a quilt shop Hickory Stick Quilt shop there.
    I have been to Missouri Star Quilt Company three times you'll have a great time and there is two quilt shops in Hannibal like you said the one is Hickory Stick I cannot think of the name of the other one. There is also several in between Hannibal and Cameron. Google : Missouri Highway 36 Corridor quilt Trail there will be more information

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    Quote Originally Posted by dluvs2quilt View Post
    I have been to Missouri Star Quilt Company three times you'll have a great time and there is two quilt shops in Hannibal like you said the one is Hickory Stick I cannot think of the name of the other one. There is also several in between Hannibal and Cameron. Google : Missouri Highway 36 Corridor quilt Trail there will be more information
    I forgot to add a good restaurant to eat at in Cameron is called Dino's I have been there three times and the food has always been great.

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    Well I am sad that Rob Appell will not be at MSQC, but I am sure I will enjoy all the other presenters.

    I leave in a week and am working through my packing list. I am taking other workshops after I leave MO, so I need to make sure I have everything I need for those too.
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    Thank you for the recommendation to eat at Dinos. I will check it out.
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    Tothill, it sounds like a wonderful road trip and quilting experience. Safe travels and don’t forget to post photos.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Have a great time and be safe.

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    Wow it is hard to believe this trip is really happening. It has been two months since my first post and tomorrow I leave.

    Today is catching up on laundry, double checking my sewing supplies and cleaning my car in the morning.

    This afternoon I will be packing my clothes and starting to pack the car. If it is too hot this afternoon, I will do this tomorrow morning before I leave. I have a meeting to attend tomorrow afternoon, then it is onto the ferry, a night with my brother and a very early start on Tuesday to cross the border before the lines are too long.

    A few have said to stay safe, I thought I would share part of my safety plan. First and foremost I will only be driving during daylight hours. I have planned my stops to be 5-7 hours apart. Now I know road works, accidents etc can change that, but I will be on the road around 7 am and even with delays should reach my next stop by 4 pm at the latest. And that gives me time to shop along the way.

    I follow the rules of the road when driving and do not anticipate and issues on the road. I took my car in for an oil change and check up last week and it is in good working order.

    I have been warned that in perhaps one of the states my Canadian license plate may lead to some ire due to local concerns over pipelines or other issues. I will not engage in any political discussion, it is not appropriate for me to comment on local, or national issues as a visitor to the USA. If I feel unwelcome or uncomfortable I will move on, even if I have to lose a hotel reservation. I hope it does not come to that, but I know things can get pretty tense here when people do not agree.

    I have booked my motels from Vancouver to Missouri, so I know where I will be staying and not need to look for a place late at night in unfamiliar places.

    Two people back home have my itinerary. One, I will be checking in with each morning and night. We are the sort of friends who already talk or text just about daily, so this is not a change or imposition. The other is my son and I will be checking in with him to make sure he is remembering to feed and water the pets and water the plants back home.

    Thank you for the good wishes as I embark on this incredible trip.

    I will start another thread where I will post photos along the way.
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