Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Quilter’s Piece Corps—Quilt Guild of Victor Valley Quilt Show

Our adventures took us to the high desert this weekend for the Quilter’s Piece Corps, Quilt Guild of Victor Valley Quilt Show in Apple Valley, CA. The Quilter’s Piece Corps began with a small group of quilters in 1983 and has grown to about 150 members today. What a very talented group! The show was at the Community Church at Jess Ranch with the quilts displayed on pews and included a fun craft market.

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Pacific International Quilt Festival 2017

For my birthday this year, Greg treated me to a wonderful weekend away. On Friday morning, we headed toward Northern California and before we knew it we were in Santa Clara. I’ve heard all sorts of stories about how incredible the Pacific International Quilt Festival and I looked forward to seeing the show for myself. This show totally exceeded all my expectations. So much creativity and color…quilts from the United States, Japan, Australia, Israel, Africa…incredible! There was also a very moving exhibit called Threads of Resistance…Greg actually got a little teary walking through the exhibit. This is a quilt show that will definitely be on my calendar for years to come…wanna plan to go with us next year?

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Seven Sisters Quilt Show 2016

It’s been a while, but I’m still here…between work and guilds there’s not much time to keep up with the blog. But, I had to share our recent weekend road trip…up the coast to San Luis Obispo and the Madonna Inn for the Seven Sisters Quilt Show. It’s a long drive, but we had a great time in the car, at the show, and visiting a couple of quilt shops on the way. By the way, if you’re ever there, check out Picking Daisies…it’s an awesome little shop with some great people! And, check out Orange Dot Quilt Patterns by Dora Cary…she is amazing! This is just a sampling of the great quilts we saw, and now I can’t wait to start sewing again!

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Road to California, 2016

I spent the day, with Greg Palmer and Nancy King, at Road to California. Wow, the show was incredible and we had such a great time. There were so many inspiring quilts that I couldn’t wait to come home and play with some fabric. Why am I on the computer?

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Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour 2015

We had a wonderful weekend after participating in the Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour. We started out in Ventura at superbuzzy, and then made our way up the coast ending in Paso Robles. A total of 11 shop were on the tour and we decided to take in 3 additional shops that are not participating in the tour. Each of the shops gave out a ‘goodie bag’ and there are free downloadable patterns online from each of the shops. Good food, great company and fabric…what else can a guy ask for?

Quilt Ventura
Roaxanne’s a Wish and a Dream
The Creation Station
The Old Town Quilt Shop
Betty’s Fabrics
Beverly’s Fabrics and Crafts
Picking Daisies
Sew Fun
Quilter’s Cupboard
The Quiltery
The Cotton Ball
Quiltin’ Cousins

We stayed over night in Cambria and it was gorgeous. Behind the hotel where we stayed there was a fire-pit located near the creek. I love listening to the frogs and other wildlife at night. And, Sunday morning was biscuits and gravy for breakfast…my favorite. We bought a couple books, a few patterns and many yards of fabric(24 yards for me). It’s always nice to run into people that you know from social media and actually get to talk with them in person (Hi Dora!). Cheers to all my friends.