Last week was our exciting bus trip to the Virginia Quilt Museum.
Everyone had a great time - including BOB our wonderful driver!
The trip was sponsored by Kelly Ann, the friendly, fun and talented owner of Kelly Ann's Quilting here in Warrenton.
Kelly Ann provided us all with breakfast, lunch, a private museum tour, a tote bag filled with goodies and a trip to a neighboring quilt shop. As "hostess" on the bus, I provided a no-sew ornament demonstration and my DIL got to host a Quilter's Bingo game and raffle drawing.
Fairly new to northern VA, I was really looking forward to this day and the chance to meet other quilter's in my area.
All of the ladies on the bus were so sweet, talented and friendly. They made my DIL and I feel very welcome.
Here we are at the VA Quilt Museum - the 3 ladies around the sign work at Kelly Ann's Quilt shop. Like Kelly Ann - they are totally FUN to be with!
Here we are all together for a group picture
The featured exhibit was themed around Early pieced hexagon quilts. Meegan Carr, the Museum director shared a lot very interesting details with us about the history of each of the quilts and/or the families they belonged to. There were 2 amazing and NEW hexagon quilts in the exhibit as well. Meegan and my DIL are standing in front of a quilt called "I must be Hexed".
At the end of the day, I felt as though I made a lot of new friends!
I'm thrilled to have such a fun and exciting quilt shop in town and I look forward to the next bus trip scheduled for November.
It's a 2 day chauffeured quilt shop hop thru northern VA and Maryland during Quilter's Quest.
Have you visited a museum or cultural center in your area lately?