July 16 – Returned from Alaska

These past two weeks have been a whirl wind! I was fortunate enough to go on an adventure to Alaska. My hubby and I decided to cruise on the Holland America Line. It was smooth sailing. The weather was very nice. NO HEAT AND HUMIDITY as we were experiencing in NH and Vermont before we left. We had one rainy day in Juneau on Tuesday. Here are a few photos of the beautiful Alaskan landscape and some quilt shops I found in Ketchican, Juneau and Skagway.

I bought some goodies at each shop and will share them with you in my next blog. The red eye flight and time change has prevented me from being witty enough to type a proper blog.

During the extreme heat and humidity before the trip, I worked in my basement, mounting titles and descriptions of 30 of my quilts for my upcoming gallery show in Bridgewater Mill Vermont. Below is a pile of quilts to find room to display.

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There is a lot that goes into hanging a show. Every gallery which I have been to has a unique hanging system. I like the system used at the Norfolk Library in Norfolk, MA. This room does not have a system yet. I hope to help other artist’s work to be shown at this facility in the future. My show will be hanging at the same time as the Billings Farm show. If you know someone going to the Billings Farm and Quilt Exhibit, please let them know about my show. Even if I am not there, the door can be opened by the people in the Thrift store.

I’ve got lots of new inspiration from my trip to Alaska. I’m anxious to some new art quilts.

I almost forgot to mention that I finished the last block in my wool sampler. Here is the block and a photo of all the blocks and some bulls eyes I made for the border strips. I’m thinking of framing the blocks with a colored flannel…not sure what color yet. I brought lots of circles and stitched them together in my down time aboard the Holland America.

Happy Quilting!

Linda Ramrath

Inspiredlayers.com

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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