Two Tip Tuesday – a break but inspiration

What do you do with your quilting friends on a cold day when it is visit your local quilt shop day? …..WELL… First, we went to Pickity Place in Mason, NH. This little red house/cottage was built in 1786 and was the inspiration for Elizabeth Orton Jones’ illustrations for the Little Golden Books 1948 “Little Red Riding Hood”!! How cool is that?!  They have daily luncheon seatings and have a set menu that changes every month.  Talk about GOOD!!  The food is amazing and the atmosphere so sweet!  Below is the flyer about Pickity Place.  Reservations recommended.

Pickity Place flyer

Anyone local or visiting, I HIGHLY recommend it!  Take a trip back in time!  And quilting was on our minds.  Look at the wall art or wall paper (I don’t remember if it was painted or paper.)

Pickity Place wall….inspiration!










#1 – Look for quilt inspiration, EVERYWHERE!

They also have a great gift shop.  We stopped at a little quilt shop that was near, appropriate as it was National Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day.  Appleberry Fabrics in Westminster, MA is a tiny shop but loaded with a wide variety of fabric.  I found some marking tools I had not seen before.

I’ve said it before and I love to repeat it…

#2 – Visit and support your LOCAL quilt shop!

Registration is open for several of the AQS Quilt Week Shows.  this Spring I’ll be teaching in Lancaster and Paducah!  My “Become a Brilliant Binder – Binding Made Easy” class in Lancaster is already full, but “Bindings a World of Options” lecture still has openings.  Keep your eyes peeled for another show.  In Paducah, my “Hexies and Honeycombs – Getting Started with English Paper Piecing” is a night class Wednesday of the show from 5-8pm.  I’ll be vending at both of these shows and I start my vending season at Daytona Beach next month.  I hope to see you soon!

in quilting,


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