This year I’ve been reminded of how many fabulous people I know along I-5 and on the Olympic Peninsula, so I’ve prioritized taking mini vacations to see friends who live outside of Seattle.
One of these trips was to catch up with Ann and Doug, who live on the edge of the famous Skagit Valley tulip fields. They’ve known my parents since the 1970s and Ann was even the Maid of Honor in my parents’ wedding back in 1983.
When I visited Ann, she took me on a trip to a quilt store in La Conner and two more in Anacortes. While in La Conner, she pointed out the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum and said it’s definitely worth visiting.
So, when I learned that the La Conner Quilt Festival was going on, I knew it’d be the perfect time to check it out. Mom and Dad were up for the trip too, so after my first Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Sew-In, they picked me up and we headed north to La Conner.
We set up camp, checked out the festival, and even quilted around the camp fire. A pretty good mini vacation if you ask me.