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Quilt Travels to the Northwest

Last week, I spent time with my family on the Oregon Coast. We took the dogs, rented a house at Rockaway Beach, and had time to relax and explore the wonderful beach towns in the area.

Like most of you, I can sniff out a quilt shop wherever we travel. I slipped away one afternoon to visit a fun shop, Swift Stitches, in nearby Garibaldi, Oregon. I am so glad I did! Kym Swift, the shop owner (and very talented quilt designer), was so welcoming, and a delight to meet. Kym has designed a series of patterns celebrating the lighthouses of the Oregon Coast. I was going to buy one or two, but couldn’t decide, so I bought the whole set!

The patterns are available on her Etsy site, SwiftStitchesOr. Kym was also working on a fabulous black and white quilt on her design wall. When I asked her about it, she gave me a demo of how she makes the blocks. You gotta see this!

Isn’t that fun? That isn’t just a disappearing nine patch, that block is dissected, distorted and delightful!

Oregon was wonderful. I am now on a long overdue trip visiting my Iowa family and friends. I spent an afternoon at the Iowa Quilt Museum and one of my favorite quilt shops, Piece Works Quilt Shop. I will be finishing the week off visiting the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. I'll share photos of all my quilty adventures with you next week.


Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Pati








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Jul 28, 2021

That little video of the b/w nine patch turned amazing was so fun to see. I’d love to make something using that technique. Thanks for sharing!

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