After reading the column, right off the bolt, by Alison Dea Bolt in the February/March 2009 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter, I think that it must be also be a “special form of patriotism” to visit all the local quilt stores whenever we travel. It not only provides us with more ideas and fabric that we can use in a lifetime. It also serves as a “stimulus package” that might just lead us out of today’s economic woes.
I believe that as long as I have UFO’s, I will never die. As of this date, I should have a lifespan of at least another 40 or 50 years.
So consider it your patriotic duty to visit as many quilt shops as you can while vacationing this year. I certainly plan on doing my part! On this trip I have visited Tomorrow’s Treasures Quilt Shop in Homosassa, FL and Sew Studio in Naples, FL. Both were stores that I will definitely revisit when we come back here next year.
I’m sure our husbands will understand.
Lucia, Quilting from the Road!