Posts in category "Quilts on the road"

Wow! Riverwalk Quilters Guild Show 2016 was terrific

This was the first quilt that said, oh take my picture! I really liked Peleton by Valli Schiller.
I went to a fabulous quilt show and didn’t even tell anyone about it. In between my youngest daughter visiting and my father’s service, I was able to fun up to Naperville and I am so glad I did. The Riverwalk Quilters Guild Show 2016 was terrific. And quilts are always fun to look at,... Read more »

Side trip to see the award winning quilt of Ann Loveless

Last Saturday my husband and I were driving in Northern Michigan. Even though we had a long drive and hadn’t gotten an early start I did not want to go straight home. I was determined to make a side trip to see the award winning quilt of Ann Loveless, Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore. My husband... Read more »

National Quilt Museum during Quilt Week in Paducah 2016

One of the last experience I had during Quilt Week was to visit the National Quilt Museum. Admission to this lovely place was included in the pass I had purchased. It was surprisingly not crowded, cool, quiet and had floors that were easy to walk on. I was thrilled I had revisited this favorite.
I had such a great time at Paducah that I am not done posting about it yet. Besides the quilts, the people, the vendors and the town there were also special exhibits. I had been before but I was thrilled to revisit the National Quilt Museum during Quilt week in Paducah 2016. It’s a stunning... Read more »

2016 Trip to the Spring Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel did not go as expected

Last week I wrote excitedly about our upcoming trip and promised a post about how great everything turned out. Darn it, but our trip to the Spring Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel did not go as expected. What a disappointment! I think the letdown may have been because last year’s experience was so... Read more »

Returning to the Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar

In 2015, I attended the Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar and I loved it. My husband adored it even more. Three gourmet meals a day? Golf? Fancy rooms and many comfortable chairs? He told ME we were going for sure in 2016 as well. I am a pretty smart lady, I signed up!... Read more »

African American Quilt Exhibit in Williamsburg VA

This is the current site of the folk art museum and former hospital. See the banner for the exhibit?
My husband and I recently went on a great road trip, traveling east for history and some quilts. Even before we left, I knew that there was an African American Quilt Exhibit in Williamsburg, VA. I had read this wonderful article so I was excited to see the dozen quilts, some of which had never... Read more »

Quilts at Antietam, Harper's Ferry, Williamsburg and Monticello

Last week my husband and I went on a road trip East. He loves to drive and I love to passenger (that’s a verb, right?) so we make a good team. Many times we travel for me to see quilts, go to conventions or workshops but this was a history trip for my sweet history... Read more »

A visit to New York City with friends is an experience you should have

I flew into NYC to meet my friends for a weekend of talk, food and plays. It's a great destination as there are so many things to do.
A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away I attended college. Yes, I was young once. Don’t look so skeptical. I was and I had a core group of friends from my sorority. Over the years we have had some reunions but the best ones are those to NYC. In fact, a... Read more »

Kim Jong Un of North Korea compared to Quilters

Sometimes I just need to write a goofy post with maybe a serious message at the end. You’re in luck, this is one of those times. I happen to think Quilters are some of the absolute best people in the world and I was musing about who would be their polar opposite. It just popped... Read more »

A visit to the textile exhibit in the Shelburne museum

Just one of the 38 beautiful buildings on 45 acres. It is a museum you could visit every weekend, there is so much to see.
I have wanted to see quilts in the Shelburne museum for a very long time. 30 years ago I was lucky enough to visit Vermont but I didn’t get as far north as Burlington. When I learned what I had missed there I was crestfallen. I vowed to go on a visit to the textile... Read more »