Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pacific International Quilt Festival

Wow! is putting it mildly. If you have never attended one of these shows, you must make every effort to attend next year. In fact, plan on spending a couple of days because one cannot possibly see everything in just one day. Leave your husbands home and go with a group of your girlfriends. There were over 800 quilts and garments on exhibit. There were lots of classes to take, lectures to listen and learn, and of course, vendors to tempt with wonderful stuff after you have been inspired from seeing the quilts. You will be on overload when you walk out of the convention center.

I wish I could post more photos, but there is a limit. Perhaps these photos will provide the incentive to attend next year.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Places to See in Arizona

If you are in Phoenix, you must visit the Musical Instrument Museum. Plan to spend a full day there. There are instruments from every country in the world there. Go to for more information. The above photos are of me and my sister-in-law Becci in front of the museum and the other is one of the 2008 drums used at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Bejing.

If you are near Tucson, take a short 40 mile drive south on I-19 to the historic town of Tubac. This town was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio (fort), now the site of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Of course I went there for the shopping! One can spend a full day meandering the streets lined with over 100 gift shops, art galleries, and artist studios. You can visit online at

On the way to Tubac, if you are thirsty, stop in the town of Amado at the Longhorn Bar and Grill.