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Thread: Two CO gals go nuts over bolts

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    Hi Everyone,

    It started innocently enough... :D I put lots of fabric up for sale last week. In the process of selling my wares, I 'met' a lot of wonderful people. One in particular noticed that I also lived in CO, so she inquired "where abouts?" It turns out there were just a few mountains between us - no problem. Boxermom aka Kimberly decided it would be fun if she came up for lunch to pick up her fabric from me. I was tickled pink, as I've never met anyone from this board before.

    We had breakfast at a local eatery, then moseyed on over to Nuts and Bolts Needleworks just up the road a piece. Kimberly brought with her an awesome work in progress that needed a little something added to it, plus she had run out of one fabric and has searched everywhere, only to come up empty handed. Well, guess what? Kimberly found that and so much more today. Take a peek at her shopping foray, lol. :lol:

    We had a blast and are looking forward to doing so again one of these days soon. :D

    Happy sewing Kimberly!!

    Karla in CO

    This is all I needed today.
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    Kimberly & I at the cutting table. Those are all HER fabrics, LOL.
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    Kimberly finds some of the $4 fabric. Yep, that's her cart there..
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    I sold Kimberly the fan fabric, she found the other one to compliment it.
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    Kimberly has done some serious shopping!!
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    What a fun shopping trip you had :mrgreen: Isn't it GREAT to meet fellow members from the board :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    What a fun shopping trip you had :mrgreen: Isn't it GREAT to meet fellow members from the board :thumbup:
    Oh YES!!! Quilters are the best!! :thumbup:

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    Thanks for sharing. It is always so much fun to meet with board members. I have had the priveledge of meeting with 3 members so far and have enjoyed it. Am hopping to reconnect with them and meet new ones soon as we will soon be in South Carolina.

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    You guys did ok and got to meet each other too! How cool is that?

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    Looks like you two had a great time!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    You guys did ok and got to meet each other too! How cool is that?
    Where quilters gather, fun happens. Kimberly has a wonderful sense of color. I wish now that I would've gotten a picture of her work in progress - it was absolutely awesome, and all her design, too!! :thumbup: She does very nice work!

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    Enjoyed meeting Karla and her hubby and the food was great.

    I felt like a kid in a candy store. Ok, so I went a little over board, but I had fun. I got some material to go with others I already had and yes even found the one I have been looking for. I can now complete my mother-in-laws quilt. I even got a great edging to finish it off. Thank s Karla for turning me on to theis store.

    Below are pics of the material from our adventure today and some are with the mmatching material I bought them to go with.

    here is the all the matching material, unknown as to which I will use yet.
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    to finish the in-laws quilt
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    This is all the rest
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    Here is all the material I bought today to go with it.
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    I like these the best but think I can work in the rest. Look Karla the diamond one is perfect.
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    Karla, this is the little girl one
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    Here is the African one I was telling you about Karla
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    Ok, so here is everybody's mission if you choose to accept.

    I now need a pattern for the African one, I would like for it to show off the African material the most. Here is how much there is...
    African - almost 3 yrds
    Diamonds - 2 yards
    All the rest 1 yrd each.

    Good luck, I will be looking threw the possible hundred or so patterns I have also.

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    What a fun day for both of you. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    I can't believe I got material to complete 3 quilts.

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    Great pics of you two! Looks like ya'll had FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Enjoyed meeting Karla and her hubby and the food was great.

    I felt like a kid in a candy store. Ok, so I went a little over board, but I had fun. I got some material to go with others I already had and yes even found the one I have been looking for. I can now complete my mother-in-laws quilt. I even got a great edging to finish it off. Thank s Karla for turning me on to theis store.

    Below are pics of the material from our adventure today and some are with the mmatching material I bought them to go with.
    Hi Kimberly,

    WOW Girl!!! You did some serious shopping!!! :shock: And MORE, even after I had to go! :shock: :lol: That is so totally awesome! I can't believe how well you matched your African fabric, especially not even having it with you! :thumbup: What a wonderful grouping of fabrics to go with it. Now, if we can just get these other gals and gents to come up with a suitable pattern for you.. at least I did my part, ha ha. :lol:

    Anyone else wanna make a road trip up here with Kimberly next time? I know where you can get some to die for fabrics, and right now a bunch of them are only $4 a yard, even some batiks! :shock: Can't be that, can ya? We've got lots of great places to eat up here, too. :P Come and get it.

    Karla in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Great pics of you two! Looks like ya'll had FUN!
    You bet we did!! :D

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    Looks like you had a great time. :D

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    So what part of Colorado? I haven't heard of this store.

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    Awww, man! I'm in CO too!! I wanted to come :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    So what part of Colorado? I haven't heard of this store.
    Hi,

    Nuts and Bolts Needleworks is in the beautiful mountains of Woodland Park, only 20 miles from Colorado Springs - straight up Hwy 24.

    They opened the store after the local Ben Franklin went out of business in Aug 2008. They're going strong, have lots of fabrics, patterns, tools, sewing machines, yarns, books, magazines, classes - and fabulous employees! :thumbup: They all worked in the Ben Franklin fabric department for years and years. Very seasoned and very knowledgeable.

    They have an online newsletter, too. Call them at 719-687-2272 to sign up, to get hours of operation, class info, etc. (No affiliation, just a good customer and one who has known these dear folks for years)

    Karla in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    Awww, man! I'm in CO too!! I wanted to come :)
    C'mon up! :D We're Woodland Park, "the city above the clouds", so when you're socked in below, come up and enjoy our sunshine, good eats and great quilt shop.

    Karla in CO

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    I can vouch these two ladies live in a beautiful area. Used to love going through there.
    If I ever get back there, I will check this store out.

    Glad y'all had such a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Enjoyed meeting Karla and her hubby and the food was great.

    I felt like a kid in a candy store. Ok, so I went a little over board, but I had fun. I got some material to go with others I already had and yes even found the one I have been looking for. I can now complete my mother-in-laws quilt. I even got a great edging to finish it off. Thank s Karla for turning me on to theis store.

    Below are pics of the material from our adventure today and some are with the mmatching material I bought them to go with.
    You'd be a bad influence on me if I went shopping with you.
    Wow. I do love your fabrics. Glad you guys had fun.
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    Awww, man! I'm in CO too!! I wanted to come :)
    C'mon up! :D We're Woodland Park, "the city above the clouds", so when you're socked in below, come up and enjoy our sunshine, good eats and great quilt shop.

    Karla in CO
    Don't I wish.....I'm way over here in Grand Junction :cry: But, doggone it, next time I make it to the Front Range I'm callin ya up!

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    It is very nice of you to post pictures of your outing. How fun to "see" you having fun at the fabric store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO

    Don't I wish.....I'm way over here in Grand Junction :cry: But, doggone it, next time I make it to the Front Range I'm callin ya up!
    Just PM me before your next visit over here. We'll do it up right, and have fun in the process!!

    :D

    Karla

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    Thank you for sharing your day at the LQS with us :D:D:D
    It IS awesome to meet up with other board members :D:D:D

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