Scotland is on my list of 100 places to visit before I die. Folks I know who have traveled all over the world swear they would relocate to Edinborough in a heartbeat! So many wonderful things to see and do in that beautiful country and Sean Connery too! If you happen to be in Scotland next month, visit the Loch Lomond Quilt Show. The show will use multiple venues around Loch Lomond to showcase their exhibits including: Balloch, Dunbartonshire, and Dumbarton. The show runs May 15 through May 18. If you get there – give 007 my love. Oh, Mama – he’s still the Man at any age!
If you’re not going to be across “the Pond” next month but will be visiting our northern neighbors in Canada – Penticton British Columbia to be precise, you may want to check out the Quilt BC 2013 show. There will be three fabulous shows running concurrently: Fibre Art Network – “Fibrescapes”; Fabricators – “Elements; and Studio Art Quilt Associates – “Meet the Best of the West”. It looks like there’s some pretty spectacular scenery in Penticton.
But if you’re planning to head “down under” (and who wouldn’t love that?), you may have an opportunity to visit Perth’s Craft and Quilt Fair, the biggest craft event in Western Australia. TripAdvisor tells us that Perth is, “Perched on the banks of the wide Swan River, between the Indian Ocean and the sands of the Nullarbor Desert, Perth is one of the world’s most isolated cities, yet still boasts an active beach scene and smokin’ nightlife. Family-friendly Cottesloe is brimming with swimmers, surfers and snorkelers. Head north to Scarborough for a spirited beachside club scene. Coo at cute marsupials (or Crocodile Dundee if you can find him) on ferry-accessible Rottnest Island, and don’t miss the views from King’s Park and Botanic Gardens.”
Then finish up your travels back in the USA in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Home Machine Quilting Show, May 9 – 11, 2013. There will be over 100 classes taught by national instructors, a judged quilt competition with $28,000 in cash awards, hundreds of machine-quilted quilts on display, fantastic special exhibits fabric challenges, a live charity quilt auction, and a vendor mall of nearly 200 booths with the latest to see, try and buy!
Don’t you love the theme of the HMQS show this year?