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Sometimes quilters travel for fabric or simply to do or see something quilt related.

It may not officially be called a quilt show.

Quilters tend to see and get ideas for quilts from all kinds of everyday items or scenery.

 

A ROAD TRIP AND BEAUTIFUL QUILTS

A ROAD TRIP AND BEAUTIFUL QUILTS

Last week I wanted to be outside in the beautiful day, but I really needed to be cutting the pieces for the mystery quilt cut. The “squirrel” won. Um….how about a road trip and beautiful quilts thrown in. After all, there will not be many of these nice days for much longer. Six Christmas quilts were chosen to go along and get their photos taken. We ended up in Sullivan County, Indiana. My trusty side-kicks (AKA hubby and grand-daughter) are…

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MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

In August 2020 I gathered together all kinds of blue and white scraps. I wanted to make a blue and white “snowball” quilt. I just put the last stitch into the binding. My blueberry days quilt is complete! Prepping The pieces I used this pattern for size and cutting instructions. I put my top together in rows instead of blocks of four snowballs. According to my notes, I cut 224 (6.5″) blue blocks, and 896 (2.5″) white squares for a…

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MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

My last post was about the quilting projects I worked on during vacation in Maine. However, I also visited several used books stores. I found some wonderful used quilting books. In my mind, Maine & used quilting books go together. Maybe because of the long snowy winters in Maine, there are many wonderful used books stores to visit. This year I concentrated on finding some used books on quilting. My personal favorites are: Stone Soup Books in Camden, Rockland Library…

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Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

People ask me what I do while in Maine each year on vacation. Well truthfully – not a lot. When the kids were home, vacations involved activities and places the kids would enjoy. However, now that vacation is solo, my vacation is about quilting, relaxation, and used books. Before the question comes up “why do you vacation solo?”, let me answer it. Hubby does not like to travel anymore, and I still do. So he enjoys the quiet time at…

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A QUILTER ON THE ROAD AGAIN

A QUILTER ON THE ROAD AGAIN

I have always been ready to travel when the opportunity arises. Quilting and travel seem to fit together fine. So I am a quilter on the road again. The hubby and I took a few days off to escape north to see my sister, her family, and any other family who showed up in MN. The plan was to make the drive each way a two day trip with overnights in the Wisconsin Dells. Peaceful, quiet time… The other part…

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CHRISTMAS IN PARIS 1985

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS 1985

We lived in Germany for five years during the 1980’s. The short version of this story is that I lost the coin flip and we spent Christmas in Paris 1985 (instead of Rome). It was certainly exciting to be in Paris, and we saw all the tourist places during those five days (Arc de Triomphe, Norte Dame, the Louvre Museum, Versailles, Eiffel Tower, etc.). Not to mention walking around downtown and getting lost. Or that my husband got food poisoning….

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BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

This is about the time JG and I go to the national quilt show in Paducah, KY. Much to our frustration, it was canceled for the second year thanks to a certain virus. We decided to do a quilt related event of our own. Yesterday we drove part of the the Barn Quilt Trail of Gibson County, IN. Photos in no order – Enjoy the Barn Quilts: We started at her home in Princeton, IN and just loosely followed state…

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QUILT SHOW – Terre Haute, IN

QUILT SHOW – Terre Haute, IN

Today is a dreary, gray, rainy day here. I thought it would be fun to “go to a quilt show” in Terre Haute, IN. I miss going to quilt shows (thanks to COVID) and thought all of us could use some new ideas and inspiration. Plus it will encourage us in our quilting activities. The best part is that we don’t have to get out of our jammies, deal with rising gas prices, or see the show at a certain…

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QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH, KY 2013

QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH, KY 2013

QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH, KY 2013: For quilters, going to the quilt show in Paducah, Kentucky is a special dream come true. I am lucky enough to live a few hours away so I use a few vacation days and just go. Please enjoy this small taste of the wonderful quilts that were on display at the Quilt Show-Paducah, KY 2013. I attend the national quilt show in Paducah, KY because it is fun and inspiring https://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/paducah-2013/ . There are…

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RANDOM QUILTS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

RANDOM QUILTS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

I love to travel. One thing I watch for when traveling is random quilts in unexpected places. Quilts like to pop up in places that don’t scream, “hey, a quilt is on display here”. And as we all know, I am always excited to see quilts, talk quilts, and make quilts. I have traveled to Maine annually for many years – the scenery is beautiful and I get together with a group of friends for a quilt retreat. We have…

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