Yesterday I afternoon I traveled to Scrap Apple Quilts in St. George, Utah to attend a dinner and trunk show. The dinner was spectacular and was prepared by Shirley, the owner of Scrap Apple. Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. drove from Arizona (enduring the terrible traffic nightmare that currently exists from Hoover Dam through Las Vegas) to spend a few days in St. George teaching classes. I had originally planned to attend the trunk show and take two days of classes from Carrie and was really disappointed when the dates changed and I wasn’t able to atttend the classes (I’m doing tables for a luncheon for 250 women Saturday and will be decorating Friday). I was thrilled, though to get to attend her trunk show and lecture.
Carrie spoke about contrast, value, scale and pattern and asked us to question ourselves concerning what we like in scrap quilts. She also spoke on choosing background fabrics for quilts; her quilts were the perfect visual aids to explain each concept we discussed.
I could have sat and listened for hours and hours…and kept thinking how lucky those ladies were who were going to be in the classes this weekend!
Thank you for sharing the trunk show that you were able to attend! I love Carrie’s work and it was fun to hear about the evening you had with her!
What a day … must have been a really inspiring event!
Her quilts is just wonderful ..:o)
I know exactly how you felt sitting there listening to her. Carrie and I have been friends for approx 10 years and always delight and listening to her speak about quilts and such! I’m sorry you didn’t get to take her class – I’m sure she’ll be there again.
Mary Ann says
Sherri, the dinner and lecture sounded really great! Carrie’s scrap quilts are so beautiful! She’s a very talented quilter!
Thanks for sharing!
The quilts are incredible. Did she make all of them herself? I started making a small scrap quilt wall hanging the other day.
I’ll show it soon.
Now off to look at carrie’s blog.
rachel griffith says
oh how fun!!!
i really like the scrap quilt quote. it SO makes sense.
You lucky girl. I love Carrie Nelson’s stuff. I was in Salt Lake or I would have loved to attend also.
Sherri, glad you had fun in St. George and could squeeze it in. This makes me love you even more…choosing your assignment over a wonderful weekend of quilting classes! You are #1 in my book.
Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens says
What a fun evening, I love her work, thanks for sharing the trunk show with us.
Carrie P. says
That looks like a fun time. I like that quote too. I have seen her patterns but don’t have any myself but all those quilts are great. Thanks for sharing.
More eye candy and inspiration. I’m beginning to think that I’m really a scrap quilt kinda gal because those are what seem to draw my eye…not to mention applique.
Thanks so much for sharing. Utah seems to be the quilting hotbed, huh?
You are sooooo lucky!
Purple and Paisley says
aaack! every single one of those quilts is my favorite! i love, love, love the pics! thank you for sharing!
Sherri – how lucky are you! I love Carrie’s patterns and she is such a nice person! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Seth, Sarah and the kids says
What a lucky girl you are!! I would love to meet Miss Rosie! 🙂 It sounds like a fantastic day for you!! Have a great weekend!
what fabulous quilts thanks for sharing………..
Wow Sherri, what a fabulous day you had!! Well worth battling the awful traffic. Those quilts are just jaw droppingly fantastic!!!Hugs,
WOWSER! How very fun! Carrie’s booth was always one of my very favorites when I went to Market. Her quilts just take my breath away.
Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pictures.
I’m from AZ and have had the chance to see a similar trunk show of Carrie’s. That was the moment where I decided I would put my heart and soul into traditional scrappy quilts … and my money into those fabrics and none other. Thanks for the pictures.
Simone de Klerk says
Wonderful quilts! How inspiring, even for us with ‘only’ getting to see the pictures.
These are beautiful quilts. I am happy you got a chance to participate. Thanks for taking good notes and inviting us along with your gorgeous photos.
What a lovely trunk show with so many gorgeous quilts. Thanks for sharing. You must be so inspired after seeing all the quilts and the new fabrics in the quilt store.
Nanette Merrill and daughters says
Hope the Friday/Saturday thing went well. That is huge. Probably for the YW conference thing Saturday?
I love schnibbles. Carrie Nelson is very talented. The quilts are lovely. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Peg - Happy In Quilting says
Sherri sounds like you had an awesome time, and all those lovely quilts….
Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie says
Sherri, that had to be a great day. I have several of her books and love them. Thanks for all the pictures and I love your pinwheels below. I just bought Nanette’s purse pattern, gotta get to it.
Thanks for sharing!
I loved it all!
Melanie Bennett says
Carrie, do you still have the pattern and directions to your quilt , small quilted Around the town…I love it..Thanks Melanie