Quilt Retreat

I got away for 24 hours of sewing bliss.  Check out this hive of activity.

The greatest women with their machines humming.

We stayed at the Zermatt Resort – a Swiss-themed getaway in Midway, Utah.

I’m sort of over snow, but it did add to the ambiance.

All we needed was a Matterhorn.

The food was delish. Tacos and gellatto.

But the best part was Sandy Klop.  (Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful sewing close to the real live Sandy!)

You can see some of my Sandy Klop/American Jane love here.

She was even more lovely, fun, gracious, hilarious and patient with all of us paparazzi than you would expect.

More pictures to come. Including Sandy’s trunk show!

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    March 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    What fun. You lucky goose!

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    March 27, 2011 at 3:33 am

    That hotel looks lovely! What is a Trunk Show?

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    March 27, 2011 at 6:02 am

    What a great place to retreat! I adore Sandy's work and can't wait to see her trunk show!!

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    Aunt Spicy
    March 27, 2011 at 6:08 am


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    ~The Bargain Babe
    March 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Looks like tons of fun! A trunk show sounds wonderful too. Can't wait to hear more about it.

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    March 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see more pictures. 🙂

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    March 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

    You lucky girl Amy! I'll be watching for more on this retreat!

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    March 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Can't wait to see more pictures. So excited for you spending some time with Sandy!!!

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    March 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

    So jealous. We've finally finished graduate school and it was a perfect year for me to attend the quilt retreat (no nursing babies, pregnancy, a little income) and we move…to Arkansas! Someday, I will get back for that retreat. Glad it was fun.

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    March 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    fun! looks like a great facility!

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    March 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    oh lucky you…that looks like so much fun.

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    Live a Colorful Life
    March 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Retreats ARE the best. I love it that you would rather be nearby Sandy Klop than a famous movie star!

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    March 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I Am jealous! I love her fabric too!

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    March 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    supremely happy for you with a side of jealous. 🙂

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    The Tulip Patch
    March 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I'm sorry but I'm HATIN'! She is my fave fave. Seriously, I am glad you got to see her though because I know you are a fellow American Jane fan. I did get to touch her 2×2 quilt in Houston and meet her friend Kaye…CLOSE!

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    March 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    What fun! Lucky you to have that experience!

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    March 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    It must have been the weekend for quilt retreats. I and four like minded sewing friends went to a lovely country town called Alexandra in Victoria.<br />There was much sewing, talking, laughing, eating, drinking, more sewing and lots of projects started and even completed.

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    March 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Sandy Klop is super nice! When I first started quilting she worked in my local quilt shop and used to help me pick fabric. That was before she was &quot;American Jane&quot;. Now I look back and wish I had gotten to know her better!

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    April 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Wowser that sounds fun! And those quilts are simply stunning!

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    Improv scrap quilt
    January 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    […] or eating gelato from the nearby bakery. (You can read and see more about past retreat here and here.) The second week is sold out, but there are still spots available during the first week – […]

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