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Thread: just got back for Vancouver,

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    Super Member tatavw01's Avatar
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    I just got back from a week long visit to Vancouver and Victoria island BC. Had a great time...I even did a little quilt shop shopping....OMG!!! was fabric expensive I promise never to complain about our fabric prices in the USA...We are talking 17.00 to 20.00 dollar a meter which is just 3 inches or so more than a yard... the exchange rate is .95 cent American for every 1.00 Canadian. no deal there. But, I will say that the people are all so friendly and the sea food out of this world... I eat enough fish for a life time of Omega 3 lol!!! enjoy the pictures

    me and my honey oh! yes we went by motorcycle
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    So much fun:) Love your purchases too!

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    Glad had good time Country is beautiful there when I was there I was not quilting

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    used to live in port townsend, i loved going to bc, but the exchange rate was good then, you looked like you had a wonderful time, and yes the food was so good, i loved granville island, so much art and inspiration

    jan, now stuck in palatka florida

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    great looking couple and fun times!

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    Lots of fun. Love the fabric.

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    Lovely cities -- Victoria especially. I have read fabric prices quoted by some of our Canadian and Australian members and I cringe. Not sure I would have much of a stash.

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    Glad you had a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatavw01
    I just got back from a week long visit to Vancouver and Victoria island BC. Had a great time...I even did a little quilt shop shopping....OMG!!! was fabric expensive I promise never to complain about our fabric prices in the USA...We are talking 17.00 to 20.00 dollar a meter which is just 3 inches or so more than a yard... the exchange rate is .95 cent American for every 1.00 Canadian. no deal there. But, I will say that the people are all so friendly and the sea food out of this world... I eat enough fish for a life time of Omega 3 lol!!! enjoy the pictures
    Yes, I recognize the car deck on the ferry! I'm an ex-pat Victoria born/raised, Vancouver resident. Did you get to Fabricana? Huge and fun. Yes, fabric is expensive which is why my DC is coming south again next week for our trip to Fabric Depot in Portland, OR

    Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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    I'm glad there was room to bring back the wonderful fabric

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    fun

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    Did they put the "closed" sign up before or after you got there?
    Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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    Nice looking couple and bike. Always a good time when you can find a fabric store along the way.

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    Yes, our prices are painful. Thank goodness for Fabricland (a fabric store chain that offers a membership, and members' sales at 50% off) and Lens Mill in Ontario. I wish OUR Walmarts would bring back fabrics.

    B.C. is a beautiful province. Hope you were able to do some touring.

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    It looks like you had a great time!

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    went to fabricland...the one I went to had a private quilt shop sharing the space....very cool...It's like a joann's

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    I love Victoria. Did you go see the Garden (Bushart Garden I think I'm misspelling it). So, pretty. What a fun trip.

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    yup!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatavw01
    went to fabricland...the one I went to had a private quilt shop sharing the space....very cool...It's like a joann's
    Fabricland was bought out by Joann's years ago on the West Coast. Ididnt realize there were still any around.

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    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Great fabrics!!!!

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    Oh....It is beautiful this time of year. Good for you! YOu both look happy!

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