dolphins quilt block
Umbrella quilt block
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tropical night quilt block
flip flops quilt block
Surfing quilt block
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Crab quilt block
Sea shell quilt block
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I feel fortunate to live in the picturesque and magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. My inspiration comes from the beauty that surrounds me, living in "God's Country" and from being a country girl.

Click here to see spectacular landscape views near our house and photos of places that I call “my favorite writing views”. All photos ©Camelia Elliott.

Covered Bridges of Virginia
Four of Virginia's historic timber covered bridges

Top left: Bobwhite Covered Bridge in Patrick County, top right: Clover Hollow Covered Bridge in Giles County, bottom left: Jack's Creek Covered Bridge in Patrick County, bottom right: Meem's Covered Bridge in Shenandoah County. Read more about Virginia's historic timber covered bridges in my book, Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Quilts on Barns

Quilt on Barn

On October 16, 2012, I had more fun than should be allowed on my first tour bus trip to Monroe County, West Virginia to see “Quilts on Barns”.  I didn’t know a soul but had a blast anyway!  We viewed lovely landscapes during peak foliage season, toured circa 1800 historic sites and saw spectacular quilt blocks painted on barns and other structures.  We visited a historic covered bridge, gristmill, and saw a pottery demonstration by Marcia Sprinston-Dillon, blind since birth.  What an amazing and inspirational lady!  Click here to see slide show of photos.