Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Falling Slowly

This is the view from my backdoor today. I love the fall!

I am fortunate to live in an area with many Fall Quilt Shows happening around me to enjoy and inspire. Last weekend I was able to visit two different Quilt Guild offerings on the same day. As usual, I found many beautiful quilts and enjoyed their boutique sales, raffles, cafes and vendors.

One of the shows was the Tewksbury Piecemakers ...

... annual display. One of the highlights of this show is their wonderful raffle baskets. There are only twelve offered per year, each with a monthly theme. These are never your average recycled basket of scrappy fat quarters and thread, but are filled with fabric medleys, gift certificates and special little gift items. This year I was the very lucky winner of the "July at the Beach" Basket ... and here it is ..

... a folding beach chair with a handsewn and quilted beach towel and matching quilted beach bag filled with everything from sunscreen and bubble bath to novels for summer reading, two beautiful floral fabric medleys, a quilt pattern, button embellishments, notebook, a candle, suncatcher, and much more. Here is a photo of just the bag and the beach towel folded for travel ...

Best of all ... this win included a $40 Gift Certificate for a professional machine quilter ... and ... a $25 Gift Certificate to Sew Together, a new quilt shop that has just opened up nearby!

I have looked at all the beautiful fabric in their shop on their blog ...

... so I am already happily planning my next quilty adventure!

;) Pat