Whenever we go to these reunions, we almost always take the same route through Virginia and West Virginia and so have a favorite visitor's center that we stop at to stretch our legs and such (exit 139 on I-64). It's become a family tradition.
They've got a little gift shop there and I found some quilty goodness there. First the traditional quilting books in the WV history section. The Standard Book of Quiltmaking and Collecting, Facts & Fabrications-Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery , and then an actual quilt kit!
Then there was this little feast for the eyes. John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads made into a children's picture book and illustrated in a quilt-like style!
I remember singing this song at the top of my lungs when I was young and dreamed of living in the country.
What a cute idea!
I actually find a lot of inspiration in the illustration of children's books. Below are two of my favorites.
The Quiltmaker's Journey (also the Quilt Maker's Gift which is MIA in my daughter's room) and The Mess.
Love these books--- The Mess is more beloved for it's message of a quilty mom and a creative daughter.
Above, my little guy is standing in a huge natural rock bridge formation. And below are all three of my sweeties.
Tomorrow, I'll be back to my quilting and posting the winner of Karen McTavish's new book! All of these books are available through Amazon, though I didn't link to all of them.