August has been a busy work travel month for me. The last two trips offered some quilt related 'off hours' activity. I visited two quilts shops in the Atlanta area - Sweet Home Quilt Co. and Little Quilts. Both shops graciously allowed pictures for blog posting.
Sweet Home Quilt Co. (Hi, Melisa!) - I don't think you'll find a more inviting quilt shop. Wouldn't you love to 'sit and stitch' on this porch? The shop displays are charming - great tumbler quilt!
Little Quilts specializes in reproductions and is 'filled to the brim' with samples.
My trip to New Jersey last week was quite exciting - two major Mother Nature events! The earthquake was a unique workshop distraction (including swinging window blinds). I delayed my flight out until Saturday to take in the Maine quilt exhibit at the Lowell Quilt Museum. Couldn't get much closer to Irene impact - I was on the last United flight leaving Hartford, CT last night - the Indiana sunshine is looking mighty fine today! No quilt pictures allowed at the exhibit, but lots of scribbled notes taken. I think there might be a crib and doll quilt added to my list. Wouldn't this be the perfect quilt shop - only a block from the museum!
So, with all the travel this month, not much sewing going on. But, Labor Day weekend plans have changed and I'm planning on a sewing retreat! Looking back at last year's post, this is a welcomed repeat. Anybody interested in joining me? If you've read to the end of this travelogue and you want to sew-along, send me an email and I'll post progress over the weekend. If not, I'll sew alone - off to do some planning!
INDIANA 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts AQSG 2012 Quilt Study Challenge Monroe County History Museum 202 E 6th St Bloomington, IN 03/01/13 thru 08/31/13 Tues - Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Inherited Quilts, 2013 A wide variety of vintage and antique quilts, Mennonite and Amish, inherited from friends and relatives. Good Library Gallery, Goshen College Goshen, IN 04/07/13 thru 07/12/2013 Mon - Thurs 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM Fri 8:00 to 5:00, Sat 1:00 to 5:00, Sun 3:00 to 11:00 Hours vary during academic breaks, summer and holidays 574.535.7418
'Star Study: Quilts from the 2010 Star Study Challenge' Quilter's Hall of Fame 926 S Washington St Marion, IN 04/04/2013 thru 07/20/2013 Thurs - Sat 10:00 to 3:00
KENTUCKY Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery Permanent quilt wing with changing exhibits Opening exhibit (thru early 2013) includes 15 variations of Star pattern quilts in addition to quilts and textiles from the Richardson Collection. Kentucky Museum 1444 Kentucky St Bowling Green, KY Mon - Sat 9:00 to 4:00 EST