I had an extraordinary time at The Road to California! The quilts were spectacular and the vendor mall was rock on...but, truly it was the people I met both Quiltroadie friends, and the designers that keep on rolling out patterns for us to fall in love with! So many quilters came the week before the show to learn from these wonderfully creative teachers.

I know Jen Kingwell and Jenny Bowker's student were inspired to push their quilting envelope. That is one of the reasons for taking an opportunity to plan an adventure at one of the major shows and festivals. Many quilt shows provide a chance to view amazing quilts but maybe to learn something outside your comfort box...or a technique you have always wanted to try!

It was exciting to meet Edyta Sitar and get some hints about the Stitch-A-Long I am doing with Tannebaum! Now to get on to the next row of that beautiful quilt.

Oh and what a sweet surprise to see Rita from Reets Rags to Stitches!  Unique patterns that are good for the soul is the truth because they are designed by a lovely woman! And, I came away with a longer "must make" list when I left her booth!
But, hands down I was joyfully surprised to see sweet Le Secrets de Marie. Her sweet designs have made her a regular in the quilting publication world and a must see at all the major quilt shows! Her booth always features French artisans and products. Our paths have crossed over the years from major quilt shows to cruising with Buttermilk Basin and Primitive Gatherings! I hope someday she come to Sisters, Oregon!
I encourage you to dream big and plan a trip to a major quilt show...you will be inspired and reinvigorated in your quilting life. With that said, I know everyone can't necessarily travel which makes a subscription to The Quilt Show even more exciting!  Because this platform can bring so much to your home every week!
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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