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 let’s face it, 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 down in the Rockland, Maine 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 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:
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/
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.