Spokane has had quite a mild summer because of the never ending winter dribbling into just the briefest of springs. This past week has been much hotter and you might think that summer has finally arrived! My daughter and two of my grandsons came for a visit this week. We went fishing, to Captain American (the 4 year old with his CA helmet and shield), and had lots of boy goodie food! But now they are gone and I’m preparing to go to the Oregon coast on a week long retreat with my good friend Mary Lynn! The ladies here at The Quilt Shop Navigator are pressing forward with all of their work to make sure that we can verify all of the shops that we tell you about in each of our publications. Jennifer is working on the covers as we recently have selected the winners of the 18th Edition regional covers. Visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thequiltshopnavigatorevents to check them out. It is always a hard decision and we hate to be limited to one per region! Next week I’ll let you know about my visit to the Oregon coast and the women Mary Lynn and I will be meeting for the first time. Of course there will be some shop hopping and sight seeing as well. So, Happy Quilting!