Travel was the theme for the May 15 program. Members were encouraged to bring examples of items they had bought on a trip and had used in quilting. Some told about their travels related to quilting. George remembers a trip to Africa in 1991 with nationally known quilters, Roberta Horton and Mary Mashuta. Also, he received honorable mention at a quilt show in England. Donna Evans has also traveled to Africa, which inspired her African quilts.
As each member told about a location, Carol and Delberta placed dots on the world map to show what a well-traveled group we are.
Delberta and Carol explained that after some arm twisting by the program chairperson (thus the arm slings), they agreed to host the travel show and tell program.
While Delberta's husband was stationed in Germany in the service, she collected badges from their travels to various countries.
Carol's trips out of Anchorage have been to Whitehorse and Homer; however, a friend brought her this basket from abroad.
Darlene's first interest in quilting came while in San Francisco where she saw exhibits of Amish and Gees Bend quilts. She purchased this quilt in Hawaii when the sparkly eyes caught her attention.
Pat has traveled to Canada and Mexico. The Asian fabric she showed was given to her by a friend.
On one of her trips to Colorado, Debbie visited the quilt museum in Golden and bought fabric from a nearby quilt shop. She has started this piece for a friend.
When Jetta went to Peru, she bought a hand woven, llama wool hanging. Inspired by the pattern representing mountain crop terraces, she made her own quilt version.
Although she was raised in Australia, Robyn spoke about Creations Quilt Shop in Kerrville, Texas, where she bought the Texture Magic to make this wall hanging.
While visiting family in Maine, Linda's grandson collected acorns and leaves which Linda preserved in glycerin and water and then glued to her quilt.
Linda's non-travel show and tell piece is her quilted appliqué portrait of Uncle Sam.
More quilters told about their travels. Marilyn G. remembers a quilt show at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D. C. Mary H. is inspired by Roberta's wall hanging of badges to make her own using buttons she has collected when skiing in various places. Lynn W. remembers the lack of quilt shops or anything else to buy when on a trip to Russia. Touring the Royal Academy of Needlework was a special experience in London. Betty B. likes the place where she and her husband stay on Maui because she can walk to a quilt shop. Margaret W. began quilting in Alabama.
Kay B bought sashiko kits in The Russian Tailor Quilt Shop in Skagway while on a motorhome trip with her husband.
Another motorhome traveler who likes to take handwork is Jeanette, whose Grandmother's Flower Garden piece is still a work in progress.
Jeanette is also working on applique from patterns she developed from a coloring book of Alaska flowers.
Mary B recently cruised to Panama where she bought a mola made by local Indians.
Kay F travels vicariously through frequent visitors from Norway. Betty R. often visits quilt shops during her travels throughout North America. Pat S. was born in Canada, has moved frequently and traveled frequently.
Shirley fondly remembers a trip to Australia; however, she has also found treasures near home, including a purse from Value Village, a found piece for a Teddy Bear quilt, and a scrap quilt from fabric given to her.
Jacky showed a Hugs and Kisses quilt for the Teddy Bear Tea project.
Sandy took a fabric dying class from Wendy, a fabric dyer at Sheep Mountain. Sandy herself will teach fabric marbling and doll making classes.
Margaret G designed an art quilt inspired by Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, Arizona. She showed the quilt both at the ALCQ program and later at the guild's retreat, where this photograph was taken.