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50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 33, 32, and 31

 

Welcome back to 50 ways to keep a quilter (and her family) happy while on vacation. Hopefully you’re able to work a couple of these tips into your schedule. Vacation should be a happy time for all involved and of course flexibility is a big factor.

Enjoy the tips today and there’s another great quilt shop to check out.

Number 33 – read the current issue of A NEEDLE PULLING THREAD

Get a cup of tea, put up your feet, turn off the phone and grab the latest issue of A Needle Pulling Thread. In addition to some great projects for quilters, there are fashion show updates, a report on a quilt block challenge, and the rug hookers take on the Pan-Am Games.

In every issue, there are quilting, knitting, crochet, tatting, cross stitch projects and sew much more. Let’s face it –  how many of you are a ‘one craft person’? I thought so!

Check out A Needle Pulling Thread – and it’s 100% Canadian!!!!

Current Issue of A Needle Pulling Thread
Current Issue of A Needle Pulling Thread

 

Number 32 – Learn to Zentangle

Zentangles are a fun way to express your creativity. For those of us who freak out at the thought of a blank page, the structured format of Zentangles provides you with guidelines to get you started. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop.

Plus, Zentangles are a great way to discover and practice free motion quilting designs!

Zentangles done on a Zentangle tile (art paper) and one of many Zentangle books
Zentangles done on a Zentangle tile (art paper) and one of many Zentangle books

 

There are many options to explore with the art of Zentangles. Try using a fabric pen and create the Zentangle on fabric. And if you really want to push the envelope, try using the sewing machine!

Zentangle on fabric
Zentangle on fabric

 

Number 31 – Visit a quilt store

You can never visit too many quilt stores. Besides it’s good to get out of the car and stretch your legs, clear your mind and do a little exploring! Don’t forget those rules for keeping everyone happy while you browse the shop.

Today’s shop is The Christmas Crab Quiltery in New Maryland, New Brunswick.

Great quilt kits
Great quilt kits

 

Love the east coast themed fabric
Love the east coast themed fabric

 

Gorgeous chair upholstery fabric made from selvedges
Gorgeous chair upholstery fabric made from selvedges

 

There you have it – more great tips and another fabulous quilt store to add to your list.

I’ll be back next week with some more awesome ideas to keep the vacationing quilter happy. Join me next week for the continuation of the 50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation. Have a good day! Ciao!

 

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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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