LQS closing - a bit long

LQS closing - a bit long

Post by tony steven » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Sympathy wanted here please. I went to my LQS and found the re-stocking sale
had turned into a closing down one. The lease has come to an end and the
landlord is putting the rent up to an unaffordable price. Because of the
sale the material I wanted for a wedding quilt for DD was all gone - luckily
I am friendly with one of the assistants and she said she had some at home
which she was willing to part with also she has some matching stuff just in
case it isn't it enough. Aren't some people selfless I would have difficulty
parting with my stash particularly when you don't know where the next lot is
to come from. This is the only store in town. I know I can buy by mail but
it's not the same as browsing and  fingering the stuff. I'll be taking an
empty suitcase next time I go to England - Gloria & Suzie where are the best
shops in Essex please?  Maggie
 
 
 

LQS closing - a bit long

Post by Suzie or Paul Beckwi » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00


On Fri, 4 Feb 2000 09:30:58 +0800, "tony stevens"

Quote:

>Sympathy wanted here please. I went to my LQS and found the re-stocking sale
>had turned into a closing down one. The lease has come to an end and the
>landlord is putting the rent up to an unaffordable price. Because of the
>sale the material I wanted for a wedding quilt for DD was all gone - luckily
>I am friendly with one of the assistants and she said she had some at home
>which she was willing to part with also she has some matching stuff just in
>case it isn't it enough. Aren't some people selfless I would have difficulty
>parting with my stash particularly when you don't know where the next lot is
>to come from. This is the only store in town. I know I can buy by mail but
>it's not the same as browsing and  fingering the stuff. I'll be taking an
>empty suitcase next time I go to England - Gloria & Suzie where are the best
>shops in Essex please?  Maggie

Maggie - you may want to take out a bank loan as well as an empty
suitcase, 'cos British fabric is expensive compared to US fabric, and
the majority of it is imported from the US anyway!

However, there aren't too many quilt shops in Essex that I know of
(please someone prove me wrong!) but theres the following which may
help...

a) theres a little LQS at Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea (near
Basildon) which Gloria frequents - I've just never gotten around
togoing to it yet (but theres time...)

b) "Just Between Friends" opens tomorrow in Buckhurst Hill, which is
on the outskirts of London, watch this space...

c) Hobby House in South Woodham Ferrers has a small back room with
fabric in it, but its SMALL - 10 foot square if its an inch...

If you fancy a bit more of a drive, Quilters Haven in Wickham Market,
Suffolk is excellent, Sunflower Fabrics in Bedford is excellent, The
Contented Cat in Baldock is brilliant, and I'm gonna have to do a
field trip to Gaylian Fabrics in Milton Ernest 'cos I love the fabric
they have at big shows!

Anyhows, when you comin' over the pond to my neck of the woods anyway?

Suzie B
--
Southend, UK
"You can always tell a quilter by the thread she wears..."
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LQS closing - a bit long

Post by <Dragonfly> » Sun, 06 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Lots of sympathy here, Maggie.  My LQS is closing, too.  Everything 40% off
so I might have to go relieve them of some of the Hoffmans before someone
else does.........
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Dragonfly
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Quote:
> Sympathy wanted here please. I went to my LQS and found the re-stocking
sale
> had turned into a closing down one. The lease has come to an end and the
> landlord is putting the rent up to an unaffordable price. Because of the
> sale the material I wanted for a wedding quilt for DD was all gone -
luckily
> I am friendly with one of the assistants and she said she had some at home
> which she was willing to part with also she has some matching stuff just
in
> case it isn't it enough. Aren't some people selfless I would have
difficulty
> parting with my stash particularly when you don't know where the next lot
is
> to come from. This is the only store in town. I know I can buy by mail but
> it's not the same as browsing and  fingering the stuff. I'll be taking an
> empty suitcase next time I go to England - Gloria & Suzie where are the
best
> shops in Essex please?  Maggie