In life you tend to have events which you look forward to every year. Usually, they center around special occasions which bring friends and family together. In the life of the Studio, that event would be Quilters’ Quest. The Quest, as we call it, brings in friends from near and far and is full of fun and activity. You may think of it as just a shop hop, but to us it means more.
This year’s Quilters’ Quest will take place November 6th through the 16th. Ten shops participate in our Quest and the planning starts just a couple of months after the previous one ends. First, a palette of colors is chosen. This year it is “Sunset Over the Potomac” with rich, warm hues.
Every shop will have their Quest Cuts—this year it’s 10-inch squares—from a section of the palette packaged and available for purchase or for free with a $40 purchase. They have also designed and made a quilt which uses all of the shops’ Quest Cuts. You receive a pattern of each shop’s quilt for free when you enter that shop. A Quest exclusive batik fabric has been designed featuring motifs significant to the region.
If you don’t care to drive, most of the shops have buses available. Let me tell you, the quilters on those buses all appear to be having a marvelous time. On our buses, we always have a wonderful mix of quilters from our area and across the country, even from other countries!
In the Studio, we love greeting old friends and making new ones. I try to be at the door to greet all of our guests (I only take short breaks) throughout the Quest. I’m amazed at how far some of you travel!
This year as always, our shop will be stocked with the new Quest fabric along with a good supply of the very popular “monument” batiks from last year. We’re putting together fabric bundles to compliment your sunset fabrics, planning demos and bringing in lots of new patterns and notions for your 10-inch squares.
I’m also in the process of making our quilt which I have designed for this year’s Quest. Look for a sneak peak of the design in a future blog.
I hope you are planning to join us this November. For more information on the Quilters’ Quest, you can visit www.quiltersquest.org.
To register for one of our buses, click here.