We just returned from Bar Harbor, Maine. Acadia National Park is one of my favorites. It is so different from the western parks. I love the rocky coast. We breakfasted on Sand Beach, watching the fog bank roll back out to sea.
The next morning, we climbed down to the shore at Pretty Marsh and watched the lobster boats checking their pots. Early morning is the time to miss the crowds.
While in Bar Harbor, I could not resist visiting Fa bri cate, a wonderful quilt and scrapbooking shop in a former bank building; you know, one of the old octagonal ones. Erin and Nessa have been so creative in their use of the building. Each room, including the vault, has a different collection of materials and tools. The offices in the lower level will be classrooms. And, they have a unique pricing policy. All fabrics are $9.50 per yard. I found the note that listed a discount for members of any quilt club/guild. Needless to say, as a member of GVQC, I had to buy some fabric.
Before I left, I finished the quilt I am entering in Quilt=Art=Quilt at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. It is the first “protest” quilt I have made. The title is No Fracking depicting the damage hydrofracking can do to the environment. I will post a picture soon, along with more about my opposition to the process.