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Topic: 3/16/06 - Interesting Book Signing / Craftster Get-Together Locations?  (Read 31370 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006 09:40:28 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006 09:45:22 AM »

You MUST come to Chicago!

Quimby's Bookstore- selsl local zines and embraces the DIY movement- they have free book signings all the time


You could also contact the Chicago Craft Mafia to probe them for some location ideas....


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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006 09:50:38 AM »

Come to the Twin Cities! They're so cool they made two!  Grin Crafty Planet is awesome, I'm not sure about the space part though. Bead Monkey in St.Paul is also very cool and has a bit more room (classroom space). Come to Saint Paul!! I'll buy ya a beer at the Muddy Pig!  Grin

http://www.craftyplanet.com/   you know them already I think!

http://www.thebeadmonkey.com/   at least one craftster member works there, I believe.

http://www.wetpaintart.com/   another possibility

Minnesota....not as cold as it sounds.

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Treadle Yard Goods
1338 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105   651.698.9690
Although not technically a quilt shop, Treadle Yard Goods is a treasure that must be visited! Located on St. Paul's famous Grand Avenue, this store offers an amazing array of natural fibers including silks, wools, rayons and cottons. Quilters will be delighted to find a large selection of batiks and Kaffe Fasset cottons, along with an extensive collection of Marcus Brothers, Hoffman, RJR, South Seas, Moda fabrics, as well as many other popular lines. I was delighted with the broad array of flannels in both prints and solids I found to help in the completion of my "rag" quilt. The staff is always friendly and eager to help whether you are purchasing an 1/8 yard or come to the counter with a sky-high stack of bolts. Don't miss this gem!   --  M. Sternal (from about.com)
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006 09:57:30 AM »

Come to Georgia!

I would reccomend Atlanta. There are some hella crafty people there.

Chairis Bookstore- a awsome independent feminist bookstore is super crafty Fve Points  http://charis.booksense.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp


« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006 10:38:44 AM »

I'm in New Hampshire, but my suggestion is if you go to Seattle (I used to live there), you should check out Vain (vain.com).  It is a very hip hair salon.  The owner, Victoria Gentry, is very supportive of local artists and craftspeople, she owns the building her salon is in and rents out space as artist studios.  They host art shows and sell clothing/accessories made locally.  Another great place in Seattle that I used to frequent is the Art/Not Terminal Gallery, which is a co-op gallery. (antgallery.org).

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2006 11:06:22 AM »

Please, come to St. Louis, Missouri: the home of toasted ravioli, the Loop, Gaslight Square, and Forest Park. The architecture is awesome! In St. Louis' early history there were over 20 brick companies, so there are a lot of varied architectural styles.

Here is an old police station turned art gallery: http://www.madartgallery.com/
This just might be the place to hold your book signing.

Here are a few craft-related and miscellaneous businesses that the Riverfront Times (our own little rebel paper) suggests:  http://www.riverfronttimes.com/bestof/section.php?section=oid:29273&year=2005
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006 11:39:06 AM »

I second Warsaw in Brooklyn!

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006 11:48:55 AM »

here in portland, oregon you could hold your book signing at Mabels Cafe and Knittery!!!  or any LYS...Lint, Naked Sheep, Yarn Garden etc....

if you come to p-town (you must!) make sure to check out powells books(the worlds hugest bookstore!)...you could also do your signing there...but i dont know that they have space for the craftstering! 

i hope you come here!  i will buy ya a beer!!!!

« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006 12:02:50 PM »

There's Atomic Books (www.atomicbooks.com) in a quirky part of Baltimore. 
If you find some place in DC, you could also get Baltimore and some Virginia people to come.  I don't know any places in DC, but there's a DC Craft Mafia now.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006 12:19:24 PM »

I second Chicago and/or the twin cities... they're close for us midwesterners!

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