More Quilt Stories from the Road

The Sugar Pine Company can be found in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, just a short drive from Banff.  Alcoves, shelves and walls are packed with material, quilts, fabric packs and all manner of quilting inspiration, beautifully displayed.  There was lots to explore around every corner.  It is a sewing and knitting shop … Continue reading More Quilt Stories from the Road

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery is located on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast just north of Madeira Park. Studios and galleries are housed in a cluster of yurts, with wooden decking providing space for open air activities when weather permits. Workshops and exhibitions are presented from April through October. This year marks the tenth anniversary of FibreWorks, the retirement … Continue reading FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

Quilt Stories from the Road

This month my husband and I explored a bit of central B.C.  Besides enjoying the mountains, ranch lands, canyons, lakes and waterfalls, I managed to do a bit of quilt spotting.  That's my department. Dancing Quilts   In 100 Mile House I visited a quilt shop called Dancing Quilts.  There were lovely quilts on the walls, lots of bags on display, … Continue reading Quilt Stories from the Road

Hearst Castle, California – A Quilting Connection

Who knew I would be talking quilting during a visit to Hearst Castle!  This opulent mansion, high in the hills overlooking the Central California Coast, was built by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), an American newspaper magnate.  He was one of the wealthiest men of his time, and actress Marion Davies (1897-1961) was his long-time partner.  … Continue reading Hearst Castle, California – A Quilting Connection

A Quilt Museum in a Heritage Mansion

What a perfect pairing - a quilt museum in a beautifully restored Victorian home.  The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum has been located in the Gaches Mansion in La Conner, Washington, since 1997.  La Conner is a small, picturesque town in northern Washington, with its main street bordering a natural canal and the broad farmlands … Continue reading A Quilt Museum in a Heritage Mansion