I’m working my way back through a number of activities. Too many coming, one after another. This was three weeks ago–mid-October. I’ve judged for this quilt guild several times, located in Hood River. From Portland, it’s a little over a lovely hour’s drive through the gorge. I found the guild was particularly strong in art […]
Quilt Festival in Birmingham
In August, I had the chance to travel again with Kathy Brassill of Handcrafted Holidays. Here’s my first look back at the Quilt Festival in Birmingham. That’s Birmingham, England. I’ve long wanted to go to this show, because quilters in other countries have different aesthetics, and it was evident throughout the exhibits. Right away, I […]
Liquor is Quicker at the Quilt Show!
Northwest Quilters added a surprising vendor to their show this year: Eastside Distilling, which creates and sells small batch spirits–rum, bourbon, and vodka–using local ingredients. When I asked one of the salesmen how they happened to be at the quilt show, he said he wasn’t sure but added what a great idea it had been. […]