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50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 47, 46, 45

 

 

Number 47 – Rent a house with lots of room!

Welcome back! The countdown of the 50 ways to keep a quilter (and her family) happy while on vacation continues! If you missed the first three ways…check it out here!

While it isn’t always economically possible, but if you have space to put your portable sewing table and not have to sew on the kitchen table, you and your family will be much happier. If you’re lucky enough – you might get a window with an awesome view.

 

The beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean from my room. Oh! And there's my sewing machine too! Heavenly.
The beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean from my room. Oh! And there’s my sewing machine too! Heavenly.

 

 

Number 46 – Rent a house with quilts on the bed

When browsing through pictures of houses for rent, this particular house kept popping up because it had quilts on all the beds. My thought was if the owner cared enough to put quilts on the bed, then they would take care with the rest of the details in the house.

Oh yes – the house was everything we wanted and more.

The quilts on the bed made us feel very much at home.

 

A quilter can never resist renting a room with a stunning quilt on the bed. It always makes her feel at home.
A quilter can never resist renting a room with a stunning quilt on the bed. It always makes her feel at home.

 

 

Now, those quilts could have been mass produced ones but I wasn’t too concerned. At least it was a quilt.

However we were all surprised when we went into a local restaurant to eat and looked up and “oh my” those are the same quilts as in the house. I think it is safe to say they were made locally! The maker of the quilts probably bought bolts of those two fabrics and made as many quilts as she could. We all got a chuckle.

 

Quilts for sale in the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company restaurant
Quilts for sale in the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company restaurant

 

 

Number 45 – Visit a quilt shop!

While all these other tips are good – we all know that the real way to keep a quilter happy on vacation is to visit a quilt shop. 

Here’s a quick peek at another shop that I visited. This time we were at Fabric Crafts n More/The Quilting Gallery in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island.

Since quilt shops are a destination store, you never know what bizarre location the quilt store will be located in. This one is in the basement of a drug store.

 

No quilter in her right mind will ever pass by a quilt store and not stop in! Especially on vacation. It's just not done.
No quilter in her right mind will ever pass by a quilt store and not stop in! Especially on vacation. It’s just not done.

 

 

 

Great kits to remind you of your trip to PEI
Great kits to remind you of your trip to PEI

 

 

 

Lots of local flavor in the fabrics
Lots of local flavor in the fabrics

 

 

 

Nice selection for any type quilt you might want to make
Nice selection for any type quilt you might want to make

 

 

One thing I noticed when traveling or going anywhere with people is that the more people I travel with, the more complicated the trip gets, since it’s only fair that everyone gets their fair share of the fun.

As a quilter, as long as some of my needs are met, then I’m good to go. Pass by a quilt shop without stopping and I get cranky!!!

Hope you are having some fun travels this summer. Join me next week as the countdown of the 50 ways to keep a quilter (and her family) happy while on vacation continues! Have a great day!

Ciao!

 

See all the articles in our “50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation…” series!

 

 

Elaine Theriault is a teacher, writer and pattern designer who is completely obsessed with quilting. Elaine’s Tech Tips column (originally published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine) is now available online in e-book format at QUILTsocial.com. When not quilting, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Lexi and Murphy, or can be found cycling across the country. Her blog is crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com.

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