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Thread: Is there a quilting life around Boston

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    I have a son that lives in Belmont and wondered if there were any quilt shops around the area. What about big quilt shows? I'll make sure I visit around that time if anything is going on? I've done all the normal touring and all and just want to spend some time there seeing what the quilting world has to offer. Anything along my way to from Pa. would be great. Thanks for any help.

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    Good luck!!! I am West of you, hope you have a great trip with lots of fabulous stops. Please keep us updated.

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    Check in some of your mag. and see if they have any show posted. Our Quilting Mag have a lot of stuff in the back wher tours and cruise's are shown. I hope you find what you want to do while your there

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    Right now I am at my other sons in Conn and stopped at 2 shops along my way here that were listed online. They were both no longer in business. That's sad. I hate to see that a small business closed, whether it be a quilt shop or something else.
    I have faith in our board members here. I know someone will know of something coming up.
    I don't know why I didn't think of the magazines. I have tons of them.

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    There is a lovely little shop called The Happy Quilter in Valley Cottage, NY just a mile north of the Palisades Center Mall which is right on the NY State Thruway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adudek
    There is a lovely little shop called The Happy Quilter in Valley Cottage, NY just a mile north of the Palisades Center Mall which is right on the NY State Thruway.
    Thank you so much. I'll put that in the GPS and surely make the stop. Can't wait to try someplace new.

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    Hi There is a LQS in W. Concord on Rte 62. It is called Quilter's Way and they are fantastic there. Great fabric and very helpful.

    nanamoe

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    Candlelite Quilts in Chelmsford, MA, right in the center of town is a very nice shop!

    Hope you enjoy your visit!

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    hhtp.lowellquiltfestival.com
    August 12-14.
    I have never been, but hear it is a great festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewaddicted
    hhtp.lowellquiltfestival.com
    August 12-14.
    I have never been, but hear it is a great festival.
    Lowell Quilt Festival is great!
    http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/

    One block away is the New England Quilt Museum
    http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/
    Call them for additional info about quilt shops in the area.

    Tour the old mills while you are there if you can!

    Less than 5 miles north of Lowell, in Pelham, NH (my favorite!)
    http://www.bnpquilts.com Tell them Diane sent you!

    One hour north of Boston
    http://www.worldquilt.com/activities.asp?id=18
    World Quilt Show - New England
    8/19/2010 - 8/22/2010
    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Next town over=Bedford NH
    http://www.martinshouseofcloth.com/

    Cambridge (next to Belmont)
    Cambridge Quilt Company
    95 Blanchard Road, (617) 492-3279.
    http://www.cambridgequilts.com/

    Reading (north of Belmont)
    Mary Rose's Quilts and Treasures
    159 Ash St., 01867 (781) 942-9497
    http://www.maryrosesquilts.com/

    Wellesley (west of Belmont)
    http://www.buttonboxquiltshop.com/

    That should keep you busy!! LOL! Need more?

    Diane

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    Oh my gosh girls, thank you so very very much. I have made my list up and I can't wait to get to all of them. If I don't do it all in one trip I'll definetly make anohter and another till I get them all.
    This board is neater than peanut butter as they say, Thanks so much for your help.

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    boston..my old stomping ground. SAFTLERS on the south shore, weymouth ma route 18 off route 3...huge

    try to get to downtown boston...right near/ in china town there are a few fabric stores in what once was a garment district. right near the harrison avenue telephone building

    I, can call my sister tomorrow am and get addresses

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    Quote Originally Posted by great aunt jacqui
    try to get to downtown boston...right near/ in china town there are a few fabric stores in what once was a garment district. right near the harrison avenue telephone building
    I know the store, but can't think of the name. It is mostly brocades and fashion fabrics. They don't have a website.

    diane

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    Super Member coastienest's Avatar
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    I keep adding to my list girls. Keep em' coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastienest
    I keep adding to my list girls. Keep em' coming
    Please be sure to let us know when you plan to come out here and your intinery. I will be attending both the Lowell Quilt Festival and the Mancuso World Quilt show in Manchester. Maybe we can grab a coffee together!

    Depending on how long you will be here, I can add even more shops for you.

    Someone mentioned Saftlers in Weymouth, but it is in Whitman, about 30 minutes south of Boston. I checked their website and I definitely want to visit that store someday on my way to Cape Cod.

    Diane

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