Non-Sewing Quilting Adventures

OK, went to the Dentist this AM for Root Canal – Part 2.  I walked in not hurting, but walked out hurting. Crying face

So not really feeling up to sewing today.  But there are a couple of Quilting Activities that I’ll tell you about.

First thing is an Online Blog Tour which is promoting the soon to be released Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 6.  This publication will have 100 new blocks designed by 100 quilt designers and will be available on November 13th on Newsstands and in Quilt Shops.  Each day from November 5-9, a list of designers’ blogs will be posted and you can pop over and see the block they designed.  There will be give-a-ways on Quiltmaker’s Blog as well on the Designers’ Blogs, and you can be eligible by leaving a comment. 

So if you want to check out the Designers & their Blocks, head over to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 6 Blog Tour.  Fix you a nice cup of tea, hot chocolate or coffee and browse the participating blogs.

The second event is the MD-VA-DC Quilters’ Quest, which is a shop hop of 10 local (ok, not so local) Quilt Shops located in Maryland & Virginia which will take place Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 18th.


This will be a fun time.  It is impossible to drive to all of the shops in one day – of course you need to schedule time to shop!  The shops are in Gaithersburg, Hagerstown, Mt Airy, Catonsville, Towson, Annapolis & La Plata, MD, plus 3 more in Great Falls, Warrenton & Winchester, VA.

DH & I break it down to 3 days – Eastern Loop (La Plata, Annapolis, Towson & Catonsville, MD), Central Loop (Great Falls, VA & Gaithersburg & Mt. Airy, MD) & Western Loop (Warrenton & Winchester, VA & Hagerstown, MD).  It will take us about 8 hours each day, which includes driving, shopping & lunch. Several shops have scheduled bus transportation for groups.

Each store has door-prizes, free quilt patterns, Shop Hop Fabric designed by Jinny Beyer, special quilts & projects & more

If you complete the entire Quest, you will be eligible for some very nice prizes.



Hopefully it will be nice weather and we will have fun spending some ‘quality car time’ together! Here’s the tote that we will get if we get to all of the shops & will save us 10% whenever we bring it with us to shop at a participating store until the 2013 event.

If you are in the Northern Virginia/Maryland area, this is a fun activity.  If SuperStorm Sandy hasn’t entirely blown away the leaves, you will get some beautiful fall scenery as you drive from store to store.


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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