Tuesday, July 28
Last week Quilt Odyssey was held at Hershey. This is a summer quilt show that Kathy and I enjoy going to first and foremost because it is only 45 minutes from home. Although they do not have the largest amount of quilts on display, they do have a huge group of vendors. This is the part that Kathy likes best.
I must admit that this year the vendors did seem to have more and a larger variety of materials thing-a ma-jigs (technical name for quilting supplies) then they have had in the past.
Kathy did not really have a list of things she was looking for this year…always a bad thing…so she did ooh and aww over many of the things she saw. Just in case you are wondering, she did buy several things from material to gadgets that help make the quilting easier.
We arrived at the show around 10:45 and spent the next two and a half hours just browsing (and buying) things in the vendor hall. We were then ready to go see the quilts, but first I had to eat. The Hershey Lodge always sets up a food area in the hallway outside the convention center doors. However, since we are season subscribers to the Hershey Theatre, we get a coupon book with our tickets for deals. One of the coupons was for a BOGO at the Bear’s Den in the Lodge. That is where we went for lunch.
I decided that a raspberry white chocolate martini was just what I needed to help me enjoy looking at the quilts. Of course I did have a pulled pork sandwich and fries to go with it. Since we had the coupon my meal was free (that’s really the only reason I had the drink). Now, off to see the quilts. Click on any picture to get a better look. I will keep my comments to a minimum.
It was quite a show, but the day was not over yet. We had to get some dinner on the way home, but neither of us was very hungry because of the lunch we had. We decided to stop at a place along route 39 that always fascinated us.
There are always greeters there to welcome you.
Dinner consisted of a warm apple dumpling with three mounds of soft serve vanilla ice cream, topped with warn apple topping, whipped cream, and two cherries. I think the extra cherry did me in. I was stuffed!
Next quilt show – Oaks in September. We will be there.