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Welcome to my blog. Fabric has always been a passion of mine! I love looking, touching, feeling, smelling and of course creating with fabric. I was a professional seamstress for 13 years and now sew for relaxation and the pure joy of seeing a finished creation. It is my hope to share my triumphs and temptations with you. Love to all. MB aka apiecedheart.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Inpromptu Road Trip

INPROMPTU ROAD TRIP

This last weekend was a memorable one for sure…

It all started with a birthday party for my most adorable favorite niece that unfortunate for me I did not attend…

Instead my most lovely and favorite sister in law announced the opening of her shop

THAT TAKES THE CAKE

Sequim, Washington

I could not resist seeing this new shop, so fresh and smelling all cozy and sweet like – well cake-
and she makes good cake!



fortunate for me that meant a road trip and…

a visit to one of my most favorite places… a quilt shop!

I stopped in at Quilted Strait in Port Gamble

www.quiltedstrait.com

This place is for sure on my list of shops to visit again. I found a few batiks...
for this year’s Challenge Quilt – “Where in the World”.

Can you guess where in the world this challenge is going to take me?
(psst…far away)

And of course I did a little bit of sewing…and as a result

The Busy Bee Quilters Guild of Snohomish County, Washington
2012 Raffle Quilt is ready to be presented.

Exciting!!!!


(just a sneak peak of the label for now. more to come after presentation)

So now what?

Quilt Retreat at Camp Huston is this weekend with my favorite big sister.

My kind of weekend, no cooking, no cleaning, no kids, no interruptions.

Just the pure bliss of creating with fabric!

Then I’m off to visit some fantastic events and shows.

Such as…

Sewing and Stitchery Expo – Puyallup Fairground- March 1-4

2012 Quilters Anonymous 31st Annual Quilt Show - March 16, 17 & 18, 2012
Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Quilt Tour 2012 - “SEW NORTHWEST"
March 21-24 Tri County Shop Hop-Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom County
(The above mentioned Raffle Quilt will be displayed at the Quiltmaker’s Shop in Arlington, WA)

and




La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum—March 31 and April 1.
This fundraising event will feature a specialty Fabric Sale, a Book Sale, a mini Flea Market, StashFest Experiences, door prizes, and a great line-up of artisanal fabric presenters.

Check it out at www.stashfest.com

*engraved in my date planner*

I am very excited about the month of March having so many events. And to top it all…

My most favorite and cute granddaughters are turning 4!

And Spring will be here too!

Come on out. Visit one of your favorite quilt shops. Or find a new one. Spend some time with your local guild, museum or show. If by chance you find yourself in Washington State’s beautiful Pacific Northwest visit one or more of our wonderful venues this March.

Love to you,
A Pieced Heart – aka Marianne
*I have to disclose that every one of my family members are my favorite!