Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trip to California

We just returned from our annual family trip to California. We spent some time in Santa Monica, Glendale, at the beach in Oxnard, and antique shopping in Old Ventura and Agoura.

I also visited the Temecula Quilt Co., where I gave a presentation on antique PA pillowcases. I only took one photo--of the venue before the crowd arrived. I never had a chance to pull the camera out after that.

The presentation was so much fun to do; I think the 50 attendees enjoyed it too. What could be more fun than talking about antique textiles for two hours.  Here's the stack of items I showed, all back home safe and sound.  Antique pillowcases, privy bags, one large quilt and my miniature quilts.

Sheryl of the Temecula Quilt Co. hosted the event and set a lovely table of home baked goodies for all of us to enjoy.  Her shop is so beautiful and it was hopping with customers after the presentation. If you live close by, be sure to visit or visit on line at  I also enjoyed meeting several members of the Repiecers Quilt Study Group and sharing lunch and a little show and tell with them.  I hope to see you all again next year!


  1. I knew they would love your presentation!!!!

    Lucky you to tell your story of your wonderful quilts and to visit her shop!

    Hugs, Carolyn

  2. Ann, it was wonderful meeting you and seeing your fabulous collection of pillowcases, quilts and other goodies. Thank you again for visiting SewCal and our favorite quilt store. Linda

  3. Your presentation was fabulous - it was a treat to see the treasures in person. Glad everything is back at home safe and sound!

  4. Sunny California and a full house at the quilt venue. Well done! ann :-)

  5. Hi Ann,
    Good to hear you had a great vacation and a great lecture! Would have loved to be there to hear that presentation. I'm sure they'll welcome you back!! Have a blessed Easter.


  6. We knew your presentation would be great!!!
    Wish we all could have seen it.
    Glad vacation was good!

  7. And you see this book? I knew Anne Hermes before she ever wrote it! And you know what? I met her in person! (a future conversation)


  8. What a fun trip --- for you and your audience as well! ---"Love"