How do you get ready for a quilt show?
A recent article in The Oregonian's OregonLive! has ten suggestions for you from members of the Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group--what you can do to get the most enjoyment out of a quilt show visit.
And for our show, I'd add that you should check the schedule ahead of time, as the topics of our demonstrations and speakers are different each day.
Visiting a quilt show always leaves me so inspired and ready to create new quilts. It might put you in the mood to visit some of your favorite and some new-to-you quilt shops. The timing of the Quilter's Safari Shop Hop is perfect this year. The last three days of our Unbroken Thread Quilt Show are the first three days of the shop hop. The participating shops include local ones in Eugene and Springfield, as well as others both north and south of our area.
So, you might want to grab a friend or two, your photos and sketches from our show, and any swatches of fabric you'd like to coordinate with, and hit the road to visit the shops on this hop. You'll have fun and may even win a great prize.
Check their website for participating shops: http://quilterssafari.com