When we see the big sign on the edge of the field at Moulton Farm
announcing “Strawberries Are Ready,” we know that summer has
arrived in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Just a few weeks
ago, when we’d drop by the farm stand on the way home from work
to pick up fresh baked bread, fresh greens or rhubarb, we’d meet up
with a few locals. Now that school is over, the farm stand is filled with
summer folks taking in all that our beautiful region has to offer—from
fresh-from-the-farm delights to the boating and swimming on our
many lakes to a charming quilt shop that sits right across from Center
Harbor beach. That’s Keepsake Quilting we’re talking about, and,
yes, you can even come by boat! We’ll ship your order home for you,
so you can leave plenty of room in your boat for your picnic basket.
Summer in New England also means the Vermont Quilt Festival,
which celebrated 42 years in June. It had been years since Keepsake
Quilting had a booth at the festival, but we were thrilled to be back
this year. Dawn and Kim, who tended the Keepsake booth, had a
great time meeting all sorts of friendly quilters, including some who
they had just seen a couple of weeks before at our annual Summer
Tent Sale. Quilters do get around to all the best places.
If you’re traveling to, or through, New England this summer or fall,
why not make a detour to Center Harbor. You can stop at Moulton’s
Farm in Meredith to buy a picnic lunch, have your lunch at Center
Harbor beach, and then walk across the road to Keepsake Quilting
for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Hope to see you soon!