While working in my office this afternoon, I ran across a brochure I picked up last month while visiting the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area, a must-see place for any serious quiltmaker or designer. I think this region is kind of like the 'Quilt Mecca' of the United States. Most certainly, you'll want to visit the People's Place Quilt Museum in Intercourse, PA above The Old Country Store. This year, not only did I have a winner at QHC (Tulip Time, 3rd place, Mixed category), I have 4 quilts included in the current exhibit of 25 contemporary quilts at The People's Place Museum. What a thrill to be included in such a prestigious exhibit. These quilts will be on display until later this year, so there is still time to take that trip. If you are planning to be in the Philadelphia or Harrisburg area this summer (or in Hershey for Quilt Odyssey) you'll want to plan a little side trip to Lancaster County. The big Quilter's Heritage Celebration that takes place on the east side of Lancaster each spring is over for this year, so many of you may have already been there. If you've never attended this exceptional show, you'll want to start making your plans for next year. I usually fly into Philadelphia, and always try to bring some friends from Kansas with me, and we try to do some touring in the region before returning to the flat lands. I also just learned that my quilt Aunt MiMi's Flower Garden was awarded a Judge's Choice Ribbon at the Machine Quilter's Exposition in Laconia, New Hampshire that just ended this weekend. I simply love to attend quilt shows, especially some of the larger ones. The American Quilter's Society's annual show in Paducah, Kentucky takes place this coming weekend. Tulip Time will be there, but I won't have the privilege of attending this year. Will you be attending? Why don't you e-mail me photos of what you did there, and I will post them on this blog? Or post them yourself on your blog and send me a link. It is always fun to share, but just keep copyright law in mind when posting, and be sure to give credit to each and every quiltmaker when posting a photo of his or her quilt. Better yet, e-mail for permission before posting, or simply post photos of your own work and activities.