I was in north Kansas City for two days last week and did a trunk show program for the Northland Quilt Guild. My hostess was Nicole, and I was so lucky to be able to stay with her - their cat, Gracie, slept with me most of the night. Besides that, Nicole was the perfect hostess, had the perfect house, perfect children (her husband was out of town, but he's probably perfect too), but I liked her anyway. She's used many of her quilts to decorate the walls and has a huge stack of them in the family room. Although she's only been quilting a few years, you'd never know it by the quilts I saw. They were beautiful and extremely well done. There was a large north woods type rustic wallhanging in the family room that I wanted to stuff in my suitcase, but the suitcase was too small and the empty space on the wall would have been too big and noticeable. Nothing in my house is rustic, plaid, or moosey, but I really liked it.