the first week.
dear quilt tour friends,
Palouse proved to be even more amazing than legend had told me. I was welcomed there by kind and engaging people, tucked into the tiny town at every turn. I had the opportunity to piece a quilt in a day, learn how to baste and stitch a quilt by hand, collect stories, break ground on the collaborative quilt, and teach a workshop that produced at patchwork for the library, made by many hands. The library hosted Quilt Stories, and the Upper Bunk hosted me, and every person I met made me happy to be there and also optimistic to continue the tour.
On Saturday I left Palouse and made my way to Missoula, where I was lucky to connect with Jen at The Brink Gallery. I set up the tent and met a few locals and visitors and collected a few stitches on the collaborative quilt. That night I was hosted by a new friend at a native flower seed farm outside of Missoula, where I collected one more great story.
From there I moved on to Helena, and today I will head back down to Idaho, to the lava tubes at Craters of the Moon. All stops are abbreviated and all drives are long until I get to Minneapolis. I am still organizing with people at my destinations, but everything has been coming together and feeling good. I am still updating Quilt Stories Flickr everyday that I have internet, and will check in again soon.