My Country Charmer quilts spent a weekend at a quilt show in Oregon and now they will be traveling to the International Quilt Show in Long Beach, California with Janet from The Quilt House.
The Quilt House is a fabulous shop located in Gardnerville, Nevada. It is always a special treat to visit The Quilt House. Mr. Joe and I pack up a picnic lunch and the dog and drive over the very scenic Ebbetts Pass, elevation 9,000 feet, in the high Sierras and make our way to Gardnerville from the cabin. There are much easier ways to get there if you are in the Lake Tahoe area, but we like the windy, narrow mountain road over the pass and then wind our way along the Carson River. The pass closes for the winter, so we make our trek over the pass and through the Quaking Aspens in the Fall before the first flakes fall. One time we drove over the pass in the convertible without checking the weather forecast first. I bought a ladder at an antique shop to display my quilts, so we just put the top down and had the ladder sticking out. All was fine until it started to rain and snow. It makes for a great story, but we were a little wet by the time we got back to the cabin.
The Quilt House is just "my style". I love it! The shop is gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated with bolts and bolts of luscious fabric displayed on every shape and size of antiques......from large old sleds to wrought iron beds. You will be warmly greeted by the helpful staff then you begin exploring the treasures inside the shop. I found the shop when it was featured in Quilt Sampler Magazine....and I'm so glad I did!
I've been very quiet over the weekend. My trusty laptop had to spend the night in the computer hospital with a nasty virus. So much for anti-virus software! Hopefully it can be fixed and will return home today. I'm using Mr. Joe's toy computer which is better than nothing.....but I'm very limited in what I can do computing-wise. I have a pattern and a resource manual to write! I need my real computer. I'm off to work this morning. I can't wait to see what new "goodies" have arrived at the since I worked last Monday.