Tag Archives: quilts

Travel theme: Off-center

Although all the quilting shops I visited during the East Tennessee Shop Hop June 4 through 14, 2015, showcased their finest work on their store walls, this one quilt became a focal point at Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg. … Continue reading

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Eye candy for quilters: East Tennessee Shop Hop (Part II)

A quilting Shop Hop, I’ve come to discover, not only acquaints you with the latest fabrics, cutting tools, and ways to form blocks, it just by golly grabs you.  After visiting six shops from Jonesborough to Crossville, I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

This week, I’m traveling to 12 quilt shops participating in the annual East Tennessee Shop Hop.  And although I grew up watching my mom make quilts, these new fabrics in somewhat traditional patterns are nothing like what she put together. … Continue reading

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Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection — Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

While in Boston prior to the 2014 Marathon, we saw city buses sporting a colorful double wedding ring quilt.  We couldn’t help but notice.  The vibrant, pop-art quilt with its striking purple background and spinning wheels of color filled the … Continue reading

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Ramsey House Country Market Returns with Fall Kick-off and Glimpse of Simpler Times

Fall for me just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Ramsey House for the annual Country Market.  And since last fall came and went without the annual celebration, I was feeling a bit of withdrawal.  The Country Market celebrates so … Continue reading

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