Saturday I was able to travel to beautiful, sunny St. George for a “bloggers get-together” with Nanette of Freda’s Hive, Nedra of Cactus Needle Quilts, and Dawn of Piece and Love. Nanette was in the southern part of the state visiting family, and since Dawn and I live only an hour away, we arranged to meet for lunch, “quilt talk,” and a little shopping! Nedra’s home is beautiful and is set right against a gorgeous red hill.
Nedra had a wonderful lunch ready for us when we arrived; she served salad, fresh salsa with chips, and a delightful southwestern chicken dish. For dessert we had a chocolate pudding cake with ice-cream. After eating, we were anxious to talk quilts. Nedra has beautiful, breath-taking quilts in every room, and has a wonderful pincushion collection that I really enjoyed seeing; she also is an accomplished needleworker and has created many beautiful samplers.
Just a couple of Nedra’s striking quilts…I should have taken more pictures…but I was truly enjoying looking at everything.
Of course we had to take a group picture; Nedra’s son was our cameraman! Pictured from left to right: Nanette, Dawn, me, and Nedra.
We spent some time in Nedra’s wonderful sewing room…(again, I should have taken some pictures)…and then we browsed Nanette’s Japanese books and magazines for quilt inspiration. (Nedra took some great pictures that are posted here).