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 way too much fun sewing, visiting, and eating too much but it’s such a great time. It’s a time away from jobs and normal day to day stress to just enjoy quilting and good friends.
But I also spend several days in the Rockland area just enjoying the lighthouses, the used book stores, the wonderful scenery, the great food, and the slower pace.
Below are some quilts I have found while in Maine in places I would never have expected to find quilts:
The Lighthouse Museum
The Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, ME has these two wonderful quilts https://www.mainelighthousemuseum.org/
How about the US Post Office in Round Pond, ME? Yes this lovely sampler quilt featuring blocks that have to do with coastal Maine is hanging in the lobby:
Museum & Gift shop
The museum and gift shop at Marshall Point Light in Pt. Clyde, ME has these two beauties hanging up. I love the pebble fabric that is around all the counted cross stitched blocks. https://www.marshallpoint.org/
Watch for Random quilts in unexpected places
The next time you are out and about or on a trip, look around for those random quilts in unexpected places. You might be surprised where quilts hang out.
2 thoughts on “RANDOM QUILTS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES”
Thanks for another excellent post. You obviously see quilts and quilt possibilities everywhere – it’s made me look around me more for quilt type things where I am. Are you going to Paducah this spring?
Yes, I do watch for quilts everywhere I am. I am hoping to go on a barn quilt tour this spring since the spring Paducah show has already been canceled. I have to admit that I am missing the quilt shows. It never ceases to amaze how quilters can take fabric and a design and make something so beautiful from those simple things. Quilters are amazing people.