I've been at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in PEI with 12 Weyburn students and 3 other advisors. The conference literally kept us busy from 7:15 in the morning until 10 at night so I had very little time to look at quilts or quilt shops.
Shelley Hoium told me the largest quilt shop is in O'Leary and I did get to drive past it, but that was all.
I blogged my activities of the trip at www.brendaswitwalking.blogspot.ca and that blog shows what a wonderful time we had.
Here is the little bit about quilting I can tell you.
One of our tours was to Fanningbank House which is the official residence of PEI's Lieutenant-Governor. You could only take photos in the entry and in one other room. That other room had these three quilts in it along with other artifacts and I thought it was neat that the three quilts showed three styles of quilting: patchwork, whole cloth, and applique.
Will and Kate stayed here on their visit and we toured the room they were given. Poor Will and Kate! They didn't get to sleep under a quilt, just under an ordinary bedspread. Thank goodness I'm not royalty and I get to sleep under a cozy quilt.
During the pre-conference we went to a corn maze which had a little store and café. In the very narrow hallway leading to the washrooms, there was this wall hanging. I committed the quilters' sin and turned it over with my bare hands to look for a label. I was having a difficult time deciding if this wool wall hanging was handmade or commercially made. There wasn't any label and I do think it was hand done.
How pitiful is it that those are the only quilts I saw? I didn't even read a quilt magazine on the plane. Will this be just cause for ousting me from the guild? I hope not.