While we are much more likely to be spending our free time in the garden or other lovely outdoor places in the summer, the holidays often lend themselves to quilting inspiration - finding new quilt shops, attending quilt shows, or even finding quilts in unexpected places.
My family trip to the CNE resulted in discovering this stunning, inspirational quilt, the Quilt of Belonging:
My photo really doesn't do it justice, but you can find out about it at www.quiltofbelonging.ca
Visiting the cottage, I also had the opportunity to visit two quilt shops I had never visited before, Simcoe Sew and Quilt in Barrie, and the Muskoka Quilting Co in Bracebridge. I had fun looking around, seeing the different products, picking up the Row by Row, and buying some fun panels and fat quarters. I've definitely added to my to do pile!
Did you visit any new or favourite quilt shops this summer? Are you going to be travelling soon and are looking for quilt shops to visit? Maybe someone in the guild has some suggestions. Leave your questions and suggestions in the discussion below.