Category Archives: Travel

Quilt Shops in the Mountain States

music:  Santa Fe by Ottmar Liebert From Moira … Santa Fe Quilting, Santa Fe, New Mexico The Santa Fe Quilting shop was very large.  It took a bit of time to explore all the shop as it had three rooms. … Continue reading

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Travels with Diane – Southern California

Diane sends us this message from Chula Vista, California. “Just sending photos of some outdoor quilting I’ve been working on.   Two lazy days work produced 4 qayg (quilt as you go) quilt squares.  Looking forward to going to Rosie’s Quilt … Continue reading

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A Textile Tour to Morocco

We started off our quilting year with a presentation by three of our members. Bev D, Ilse and Isabelle J went to Morocco last fall on a textile tour.  We were taken into another world.  Their photos, videos, stories and … Continue reading

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Travels with Diane – Whakatane, New Zealand

Diane sends us this quilty note from Whakatane on the North Island of New Zealand, where she is presumably soaking up some sunshine.  For Vancouverites currently dealing with the grey skies and rainy deluges of this fall season, yes, there is still sunlight … Continue reading

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Quilt Stories from the Road

This month my husband and I explored a bit of central B.C.  Besides enjoying the mountains, ranch lands, canyons, lakes and waterfalls, I managed to do a bit of quilt spotting.  That’s my department. Dancing Quilts   In 100 Mile House I visited a … Continue reading

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Desert Guilds Quilt Show, California

Moira S. recently attended the Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs, California.  The show is a biennial fundraising event for three local guilds — the Coachella Valley Desert Guild, the Cactus Sew-ables from Yucca Valley and the Pass Patchers … Continue reading

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Quilting in Alaska

Moira S. visited a quilt shop and attended a quilt show in Sitka, Alaska recently, when she was returning from Japan on a cruise ship.  Sitka is a city of about 9,000 people located on Baranof Island on the outer coast of Alaska’s … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle, California – A Quilting Connection

Who knew I would be talking quilting during a visit to Hearst Castle!  This opulent mansion, high in the hills overlooking the Central California Coast, was built by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), an American newspaper magnate.  He was one of … Continue reading

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A Quilt Museum in a Heritage Mansion

What a perfect pairing – a quilt museum in a beautifully restored Victorian home.  The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum has been located in the Gaches Mansion in La Conner, Washington, since 1997.  La Conner is a small, picturesque town … Continue reading

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Roxanne’s, A Wish and a Dream – California Quilt Shop Dazzles

In the small coastal town of Carpinteria, California, south of Santa Barbara, is a quilt shop you won’t want to miss if you are in the area.  Step through the periwinkle-coloured doors into Roxanne’s world of colour and imaginative displays and you … Continue reading

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