Last weekend with David in Japan, and in a burst of appreciating my empty nest status (which now includes a nest empty of pets) I spur of the moment took a solo road trip down to Frederick Maryland for an AQSG study day, and to catch up with dear old friends (none of them quilters, but that's ok;) in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The study day was really well organized and packed with history and quilts - starting with a walking tour of downtown historic Frederick:
and followed by a quilt turning, lunch, and two more quilt turnings. One amazing old quilt after another. Photos allowed only for personal use though - social media pretty strictly prohibited. So, not a fabulous blog post but I can show this mid nineteenth century signature quilt hanging in the Historical Society:
Lovely Prussian Blue:
If you love old quilts, consider joining AQSG - and see you Oct 2017 at "Seminar" in New Hampshire! I didn't know a soul in the Maryland group but quickly made a couple of new pals - introversion is not really a barrier when a bunch of quilt lovers get together. ;).
Glad I took the trip, despite the difficult drive. Now thoughts and to-do lists turn to the holidays... with a little time here and there in the sewing room. Feeling overwhelmed with too many projects... and I'm thinking of ways to simplify, simplify, simplify for 2017. But just as I say "NO MORE NEW PROJECTS"... I see that Barbara Brackman is doing another block of the month in 2017, and this one I surely can't resist!! Yankee Diary. I'm in!