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    I'm not sure if this is the proper section to post this in, but here goes anyway. Recently, QB.com User ForestHobbit sent me a PM since we are both from San Jose, CA. It turns out that we live very near to each other and shop at the same LQS. Since I was taking a beginning PP class yesterday at said LQS and she needed to make a purchase, we thought that was the perfect place for a meet and greet and then lunch. Lunch turned out to be 3 hours of amicable chatting. I think we have lots in common, and we think a lot alike, too. It was a jolly good time, and plans are now to jointly try out a weekly Senior/Community Center Quilt Club together, and perhaps exercise classes, too. So, thank you QB.com for playing a role in bringing people together both over the internet and in person. Here's a pic of us in the LQS behind some bright fabrics.

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    You both look so happy ! isn't it great to meet members :lol:

    Thanks for the pic

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    Looks and sounds like you 2 had a great time!

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    How totally cool! I think it's GREAT!

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    Congratulations, it is so much fun to meet quilting board members!

    Happy Quilting, shopping, eating together, have fun!

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    This is wonderful! Can't wait to hear more about your next meetings :D:D:D

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    Which shop,I use to go to Eddies when living in the bay area......So glad you got to meet each other, so much fun to take the time to do that..Pat G now in Az

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritzquilts
    Which shop,I use to go to Eddies when living in the bay area......So glad you got to meet each other, so much fun to take the time to do that..Pat G now in Az
    I go to Eddie's on occasion, too. Also Quilter's Nest, and a few others. Thursday is a quilt show at San Mateo fairgrounds. I'm going alone (as opposed to taking my neice who looks "fast", then wants to leave). I want some serious shopping and browsing time, and alone is the best way this time. Thanks for the post. Do you miss the Bay Area at all?

    Oops, see next post. Don't know how I did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Quote Originally Posted by Ritzquilts
    Which shop,I use to go to Eddies when living in the bay area......So glad you got to meet each other, so much fun to take the time to do that..Pat G now in Az
    This shop is Prairie Queens on Camden & Union. Do you know the shopping center with the OLD fashioned sign with the merry-go-round up high in the air? Bowling alley is also in there.

    I go to Eddie's on occasion, too. Also Quilter's Nest (Princeton Plaza on Meridian & Kooser), and a few others. Thursday is a quilt show at San Mateo fairgrounds. I'm going alone (as opposed to taking my neice who looks "fast", then wants to leave). I want some serious shopping and browsing time, and alone is the best way this time. Thanks for the post. Do you miss the Bay Area at all? Did you ever go to the shops in Morgan Hill?

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    So great that you two have got together keep us posted!

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    How great that you two got to meet in person!! Makes me want to find a quilting buddy near me...anyone live in Grants Pass??? :lol:

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    That's so awesome! I have to say though, that neither of you look like "Seniors". :D

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    Quilting does bring people together. I met one of my best buddies at a quilt shop when they were having a fabric designer speak. We got to talking, she invited me to her guild and next thing you know, we're booked on a quilting cruise to Alaska together! That was in 2007 and we're still good friends. Have fun together. It's always fun to have someone to motivate us.

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    That's awesome.. Glad you two hit it off so well.. Sounds like its gonna be a blooming friendship!!!

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    How exciting that you two could meet up together & at a LQS, no less!! :D I love the fabric setting behind you two, in the picture. It must have been an awesome thing to meet & get aquainted like that. Good for you two girls!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritzquilts
    Which shop,I use to go to Eddies when living in the bay area......So glad you got to meet each other, so much fun to take the time to do that..Pat G now in Az
    Eddie's is great, but in Sunnyvale and we are in South San Jose. With traffic it takes half an hour or more to get there. Eddie's is where my DH took the Featherweight maintenance class. Love that store. They have moved from the original store and are now in a 2 story building!

    We met at Prairie Queen's Quilt Shop in the Cambrian Park Center. Prairie Queen's has been around for about 5 years and is a beautiful shop with pleasant and helpful people.

    Sharon is an interesting and fun woman. We laughed alot about how alike we are and I really enjoyed our afternoon together getting to know one another.

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    Great, cheerful photo and, my goodness, what a wonderful colour range in the fabrics in the background. I've never seen anything like it where I shop, here in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Quote Originally Posted by Ritzquilts
    Which shop,I use to go to Eddies when living in the bay area......So glad you got to meet each other, so much fun to take the time to do that..Pat G now in Az
    This shop is Prairie Queens on Camden & Union. Do you know the shopping center with the OLD fashioned sign with the merry-go-round up high in the air? Bowling alley is also in there.

    I go to Eddie's on occasion, too. Also Quilter's Nest (Princeton Plaza on Meridian & Kooser), and a few others. Thursday is a quilt show at San Mateo fairgrounds. I'm going alone (as opposed to taking my neice who looks "fast", then wants to leave). I want some serious shopping and browsing time, and alone is the best way this time. Thanks for the post. Do you miss the Bay Area at all? Did you ever go to the shops in Morgan Hill?
    The only thing I miss is all the good quilt shows in the bay area but the bay area to live, no don't miss it at all....No, never make it to Morgan Hill for shopping

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    Awesome!

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    Great pix and so glad you both had fun together.

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    How neat! Quilters are the best people. :-D

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    How great is that?

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    What a great story! Thanks for sharing!

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    You are both beautiful and what a wonderful time! I am jealous though wish I was able to meet you too Sharon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2suki
    How great that you two got to meet in person!! Makes me want to find a quilting buddy near me...anyone live in Grants Pass??? :lol:

    My brother used to live in Cook, WA and worked in Portland, OR. I don't know where Grants Pass is, but I surely loved the Columbia River Gorge and would move there if I could. I hope you find a quilting pal in your area!!

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