August 2018

On the Road . . .


Let's take a road trip! When I travel for work, I always try to steal away an hour or so to visit a local museum. Occasionally, I make these quick trips with a friend or colleague, but mostly, because of a goofy schedule, make these museum visits alone. I admit sometimes when exploring a new locale, I must push myself to step outside my comfort zone. I have to remind myself, "I will figure out how to get around." The bonus is meeting friendly and interesting people.

In the current issue of SCHMTEZ Inspired to SEW, Rita Farro highlights a few "must see" quilt and fiber museums. Click the link below. There are a few museums I have yet to see. Whether you grab a friend or two, or travel alone, I hope our paths cross in the gallery of an amazing museum.
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Umami Cafe, Japanese Garden, Portland OR

May 2018


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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #55

Road Trip I - Quilt Museums

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No two quilts are alike. Just like snowflakes, every quilt is unique and has its own story. When you look at any quilt, you might notice the different fabrics, the use of color, the design, the stitching . . . and maybe you get a sense of the person who created it. But who was that person? And what was their story? The sad truth is, those stories were often lost. Quilts are one-of-a-kind unique works of art that deserve to be admired, viewed and honored. The good news is that no matter where you live in the United States, chances are there is an excellent quilt museum within driving distance. Depending on your quilt interest and your location, you'll want to do your own Google Search! But, just to give you an idea of what’s out there, we'll highlight a few outstanding quilt museums. Click HERE.

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Issue 54

Joanne Hillestad

Issue 53

Sewing & Quilting Retreats

Issue 52

Katrina Walker

Where's Rhonda?

2018-19 Schedule

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Baby Lock Tech

August 25-29, 2018

St. Louis MO

American Sewing Guild*

Chicago Chapter

40th Anniversary

October 27, 2018

Palatine IL

International Quilt Market

November 3-5, 2018

Houston TX

Aurora Sewing Center*

Make & Take

December 4-5, 2018

Aurora NY

Pride of the Prairie*

December 13, 2018

Naperville IL


February 12-14, 2019

Las Vegas NV

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 28-March 3, 2019

Puyallup WA

Trends Show*

March 15-17, 2019

Portland OR

Salt Creek Quilter's Guild*

May 9, 2019

Chicago IL

International Quilt Market

May 16-19, 2019

Kansas City MO

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