By special invitation from sister Johanna, I attended my first quilt show in Cincinnati, Ohio. What an experience! Johanna arrived by motor coach from Knoxville with 38 of her Sewing Sisters. I arrived 15 minutes ahead of her and was already established in a room on the very top floor of the Hyatt, right across the street from the Quilt showcase!
We wasted no time in the hotel and set out for some shopping at Macy's -- which was conveniently located next door to our hotel! Three pairs of Capri later we returned to the hotel and met up with four of the Sewing Sisters and set out on foot looking for a place to eat.
This restaurant was highly recommended for its good (and reasonably priced) menu. Johanna and I shared a Nacho plate for dinner, with plenty left over for everyone!
After dinner we held tickets for the advance evening showing of the quilts. It was prime time to go as the crowds were down, the vendors were in business, and we were anxious for our first peek!
The convention center was huge and required a lot of walking to see everything. Johanna was able to rent a cart to spare her bad feet, and we were all set for the evening.
On to the vendors . . . . those booths that tempt and tease quilters and sewers with little notions, big gadgets, fancy machines and beautiful fabrics!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown