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Q -- What's the most important thing to plan for when you go out of town?

A -- How many fabric stores, quilt shops, craft stores, and needlework shops you can cram into one trip of course! (Don't forget the extra suitcase either.)

We've asked some professional shoppers to give us the goods on where to shop and what to see in their favorite cities for this page. We've even  included some Travel Tips!!

International Travel Tips
By U. Brinkmann for
Sew Many Options Tours

Vietnam Tour
by Beverly Easterling, Magic Fit

 Quilt Market May 1999
By Pat Hamel, Get Creative

My Canadian Visit
By Sally Cowan, Keeping You In Stitches

  Keeping a Travel Journal
presented by Jo Reimer, SAF-T-POCKETS

  Fabric Shopping in New York City's  Garment District
By Marsha McClintock, Sew Many Options Tours

  LONDON -- On the Road
By Sally Cowan, Keeping You In Stitches

Packing Tips
By Marsha McClintock, Sew Many Options Tours

Planning Your Travel Wardrobe
By Jo Reimer, SAF-T-POCKETS Travelwear Patterns

Special Feature Story -- Join A.B. Silver for "Breakdown in Ft. Bragg" -- one man's tale of a wife's obsession . . . reprinted with permission of A.B Silver (Copyright 1997).

Can't get away?? That's okay, you can still Get Creative! and go shopping online with us!

We'd also like for you to volunteer to be a tour guide! Let us know your favorite places to shop either on vacation or in your home-town. We are accepting volunteers for this rigorous assignment starting now.

What to submit:

Good quality photo scans in jpeg format of your favorite places to shop (don't be shy -- you are allowed to submit pictures of yourself carrying your shopping bag home or sneaking it into the house -- we won't tell). You'd probably better ask the owner first if it's okay. Tell them it's free publicity. Throw in some scenic shots if you wish or a picture of your best bargain. You are the tour guide so be creative.

A brief description of each photo including the store address, phone number, owner's name and what products they carry.

Your name, city, and e-mail address if you want others to contact you.

We are probably going to be hungry after all that shopping so let us know where the best places are to eat. Also, tell us where the UPS office is so we can ship our stuff home. (Just kidding.)

Send your submissions to

Please note: Get Creative! reserves the right to edit any materials submitted for space and to limit the number that will be published. Submissions can not be of a commercial nature.

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