TTT Trip to Aiken Quilt Show

This past Tuesday the TTT gang loaded up two vans and traveled to Aiken, SC to the Aiken Quilt Guild show.  The show is hung in the Aiken Historical Museum and hangs for almost the entire month of November.  It is a beautiful setting for the show and we enjoyed viewing the quilts close-up and without a lot of other viewers.  Entry to the show is free but there is a donation box to support the museum. 

On the way to Aiken we stopped in Blackville, SC to eat at The BreadBasket – a down-home eatery that is owned and operated by a Mennonite family.  The Blackville area is home to a number of Mennonites.  The food was wonderful, the desserts even better, and the various homemade breads were out of this world!

After visiting the quilt show we went into downtown Aiken.  While there has been growth in the outlying areas with the requisite strip malls, big box stores, chain resturants, etc., Aiken has managed to maintain a vital and very eclectic downtown shopping area.  It also has a very nice performing arts center.  Located in western SC near the border with Georgia and very close to Augusta, Aiken has long been known for horse-raising and horse-racing.  If you are ever in the area it is worth spending a day or more visiting this charming and historic town.

There is a fairly new quilt shop in Aiken – The Aiken Quilt Shop located on Haynes St.  It is small but well arranged and most of us contributed to it’s economy while there.

Here are some pics of the trip.  I didn’t get any of The BreakBasket.  As always, the thumbnail pics are clickable for a larger view.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Cathi
    Dec 04, 2008 @ 09:44:24

    Sounds like you all had a fun day. I haven’t been to Aiken in at least 10 years. I really love the log cabin quilt.


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