(Some interesting looking men walked in and asked if it was the Sewing Olympics.)
As I mentioned in my previously cranky post,
(Skip it if you haven’t already been bored to tears by it)
I went to my first-ever Quilt Retreat!
(Well, I went to about 15% of it.)
This was a 3-day, 2-night retreat at a hotel in Provo, Utah.
I couldn’t pull-off attending the whole thing, but because I have an in
(the retreat was hosted by American Quilting where I work occasionally)
they let me horn my way in for an afternoon/evening of sewing and socializing.
Lots of neat women there.
(Quilters are just fun people, you know?)
Including 4 other Amy’s (or Aimee’s).
Other talented folks with blogs you may read like Kim, Rae Ann, and Lori Holt.
Nanette Merrill of Freda’s Hive was doing a trunk show.It was so much fun for me to see Nanette’s quilts in real life
-many of which I’d admired from afar on her blog.
A few more of my Union Jack blocks.
And I finally pieced the top for my own daughter’s pink, red, and turquoise quilt.
All it needs now is the borders sewn on and it’s ready to quilt!Here is what I didn’t get done.
My little purse.
I did go to the class and purchase the clasp.
I spent the rest of that time pouring through Lori Holt’s stack of quilts.
WOW. They are amazing. I’ve never seen detail like hers.