Besides being a quilter/sewer, I also love scrapbooking - so much so, that I am a Creative Memories consultant. Twice a year, I organize a retreat at a lovely place in Monroe, WA, just 2 1/2 hours away (not including sitting at the border). Our motto is eat, sleep, shop and scrapbook! We love to help the local economy - we can usually find really good deals.
I have an ulterior motive - I can visit all those terrific fabric stores between here and Seattle. Look out - here we come!