Leaving Banff last month, we are travelling to Penticton, home of QC2013 in the beautiful Okanogan Valley. And of course, they're bragging about their weather as those of us on the eastern part of Canada have been inundated with snow, snow and more snow, along with very cool temps!
It was difficult to decide where to go next. I think BC and, in particular this region of the Okanagan has more quilt guilds (per km) than anywhere else in Canada.
Vernon Silver Star Quilters, Sagebrush Quilters, and After 7 Sew N' Sews have been sending in inches to help us along the way so we'll do a quick stop to say hi.
Ricky Tims made a visit to the quilters in this area this spring. Just missed getting to see him, but I heard that everyone enjoyed his presentation and workshop.
|On our way back to Alberta now.....|
Also heard that there was a "Gathering of the Guilds" meeting on April 25th in Osoyoos. From the reports/comments, this was a successful and enjoyable meeting. Bet there were lots of quilts and ideas being shared!
We have enough inches now to start our trip back up the Okanagan and head towards Lethbridge. Maybe we can stop at the Shuswap Quilters meeting this month and say hi and thanks before heading through the Rockies toward our destination.
We are really getting close. Keep those inches coming - up until the end of May. We may need just a little push to get there in time for Quilt Canada on June 4-6th.