Last Sunday was rainy and grey, but there was a lot of sunshine on display at the community centre in Ajax, Ont. That was the day I attended the Rouge Valley Quilter's Guild biannual quilt show and checked out some gorgeous quilts made by the guild's members. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Make sure you click on the photos in the gallery above to get a closer look. I spent the most time admiring the stunning appliqué garden quilt in the centre of the second row. It was packed with flowers, vines and bugs of all kinds – grasshoppers, ladybugs, dragonflies, even a snail. Besides the quilts on display, there were several vendors selling lovely thread, fabric and notions. (And who doesn't love buying a cute fat quarter – or six – at these events?) My favourite was Log Cabin Yardage, which carries a nice array of fabric, including Dr. Seuss prints that feature that delightful holiday sourpuss, The Grinch. I couldn't resist, and ended up taking home a half-dozen fat quarters. Perhaps I'll make a Grinch-y tree skirt for Christmas! I stopped to talk with Log Cabin's owner, Nicole Brewster, a decidedly modern quilter with a great sense of humor. She's shipping fabric all over Canada now ($5 for orders under $100 and free for anything over that) and is planning to expand to a bricks-and-mortar location soon. How excited am I for a new local fabric store? This was just the kind of inspiration I needed to get the creative juices flowing again. Have you been to any good quilt (or other craft shows) lately?