Newsletter New Year 2018
Well another year has passed and lot more traveling was completed.
I am 90% retired. My last 2 shows are in March in California. March 8th, 9th & 10th is the Rusty Barn show in Pomona at the LA county fairgrounds and March 15th, 16th & 17th in Sacramento at Cal Expo. All the particulars are on my website under shows. PLEASE COME AND JOIN ME FOR DINNER AFTER A SHOW IN EITHER LOCATION. This will be the last time to sign up for any of my ‘blocks of the month’. I will finish mailing those over the next year. If anything is left after that they will be ‘kits only’. The quilt shop is open by appointment only as long as there is any fabric. I am back in the original area of 144 square feet. I still have about 200 bolts of fabric.
See my website for all remaining BOMs, KITS and SALES. ORDER NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
I have been very blessed over these last 20 years to have made all the friends I have. I hope those friendships will continue.
I still have 2 retreats: April 2018 and July 2019, both are full but I do have a waiting list in case anything opens up. Email or call to be put on the list. See details on my website under ‘quilt retreats’.
This last year I spent 3 weeks during the summer in MT, western Canada and northern WA. After my Sept retreat I left for 2 months and traveled 10,700 miles by car. It was fun to have about 75 of you traveling with me via Facebook. I went as far north and east as Newport, RI and sailed, spent 2 weeks in NC and visited many Nicholas Sparks book and movie locations and stayed in the house on the ranch that Scott Eastwood was in in the movie ‘the longest ride’, it was so much fun to sit where he did. The furthest south I went was in LA where the Mississippi River goes into the Gulf of Mexico. Also visited 2 fabulous plantations in Louisiana that are now B&B’s. I saw my son, grand kids and my 1st great grandson. They all live in TX except 2 grandsons in KY and spent their 18th birthday with them. Saw several friends and stayed in 3 original wood frame hotels, will have stayed in all them after my trips in 2019.
I have a 2 month trip in May and June going to grandson’s graduation and doing an 11 day road trip with 4 grandkids and meeting up with everyone else in South Padre Island in TX for 4 days on the beach. Will be driving 10,500 miles in 22 states in 7 major mountain ranges and visiting 10 best small towns and staying in 5 original wood frame hotels. Will be Atlanta and seeing all the ‘Gone With the Wind’ movie stuff. I am home 2 ½ weeks and then leave to drive across the US through Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, staying at a ranch in WY, the Midwest, into Ohio & NY going to the finger lakes and 1000 Islands on to MA & ME and home up through Canada for 26 days in 6 Provinces and staying in all the chateaus. I have never driven coast to coast in Canada. I will be taking about 12 boat tours including on all 5 Great Lakes. Really excited about all of it. Join me on Facebook.
See my website and go to ‘QUILT SHOP’ for all remaining kits and BOM’s. I have 3 current snowmen BOM’s, Peachy Spring in peach or purple and a very few flannel kits left. There are
SALES and a FREE KIT
I have loved all of what I have done and thankful to God for his many blessings.
Please visit my website at
www.quilthousebedandbreakfast.com for all the particulars on my LAST 2 SHOWS in 2018. I will continue to have the Softfuse fusible at the last 2 shows and on my website through at least July 2019. You can order on line or call me. When I am traveling you will see on the website the date when orders will be filled.
A friend has a request for a 4th grade teacher teaching US geography. If you would buy a postcard from your area and send it to Sally Mirault 3035 Fernside Blvd. Alameda, CA 94501 and write ‘greetings from…’ your city and state in case the postmark is not clear. A push pin will be put on a large map to represent each postcard. They will also have the postcard with something on it from the different locations as reference.
Thank you for your interest in the Quilt House Bed and Breakfast and Quilt Shop.
Keep on quilting and enjoying life. I wish you all the best: good health, fun and finished quilts. I thank the LORD for HIS many blessings and especially all the friends I have made all over the country.
Don’t forget to call when your credit card expires or is compromised. The mailing schedule for 2018 for the BOMs is on my website.
Hope to see you soon and I love to hear from you too.
Elaine Hutchison, owner Quilt House Bed and Breakfast and Quilt Shop
[email protected] call 208 935-7668