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Cat MacGregor
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Date: 1/26/12 9:51 PM

I'm on holidays from today until the 5 of February. I'm currently on Vancouver Island and then will be popping to visit Vancouver city (maybe Whistler?) too.

Does anyone have any suggestions for fabric (independent/locally made), trims and/or buttons?

If you have any suggestions for places to photograph, those are welcome too. 8)

Many thanks,
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Date: 1/26/12 10:39 PM

A really fun place to visit in Vancouver is Granville Island. There is a wonderful, and huge, public market there. For sewing stuff on the island check out Maiwa, which is sort of a combination of import and textile store. They have lots of beautiful and one of a kind things.

Susan

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Date: 1/27/12 8:16 AM

Just a note - Whistler is at least an hour & a half drive from Vancouver. But if you're looking for places to photograph - wowza, the drive past Horseshoe Bay and the mountains/waterfalls along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Squamish are some of the most beautiful on earth!

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Date: 1/29/12 1:08 AM

Hi,in the the June 2011 edition of Threads magazine,Vancouver,B.C. is featured as a sewing destination,listing various fashion fabric stores in the area as well as restaurants.If you are near a library,you may be able to look at the June issue.

Cambie Art Supplier - Quilting
521 West 57th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
604-323-1122
http://stores.cambieartsupplier.com/StoreFront.bok
You can visit and/or order online too.
Quilting fabrics & tools,yarns and more.

Button Button
Buttons from around the world,a neat place to visit.
318 Homer Street,Vancouver,B.C.
in Gastown near the corner of Cordova Street
604-687-0067

Dressew Supply Ltd
337 W Hastings Street Vancouver,BC
A little store with a lot of variety,this store offers a great selection of affordable fabrics.
604-682-6196

As well as several East Indian Fabric stores on Main St. near and around 49 Ave.If you have a car available,there are several stores in the greater Vancouver area and Lower Mainland as well.Fabricland in Langley on the Langley By-Pass Hwy. # 10 and a A Great Notion.Not more than a couple of minutes down the road on the Langley By-Pass Hwy. # 10 at the Langley/Surrey border.The store sells sewing machines,notions and good quality quilting fabrics.The easier entrance to the store is off 192nd.St.The entrance on the By-Pass is not well marked at all and next to a car dealership.

Fabricana Imports
4591 Garden City Road,Richmond,B.C.
604-273-5316
and
1348 United Boulevard,Coquitlam B.C.
604-524-5454
This store is very similar like Fabricland,the Skytrain goes from Vancouver to Richmond now too.


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Date: 1/29/12 11:00 AM

I consider Dressew a must! And LynnRowe lives right in the neighbourhood and if i go again without visiting I am in big trouble. She has a FW for me, so if you pop in, give me a report on how he is doing?

Victoria has Gala Fabrics right downtown and Buttons and Bows closer to the University.

I have absolutely zero time this week as we are getting ready for a competition, but would love to meet up if I could. We need a "we should meet up" thread, where we could talk about upcoming visits, though it would have to be general because we don't want to reveal to the world when we are out of town, leaving our machines and stashes defenseless.

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Date: 2/2/12 7:23 PM

Thanks guys. I am here only through Sunday. (Leaving bright and early Sunday). I've got the addresses written down. Well see how it goes getting there. (North is to the left?).

tourist: I do believe if I happened upon a random FW being neglected, I'd have to take it home with me. 8)

Only 2 days left. I don't wanna go back to the real world. Waah!

Thank you again.

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