I returned home late Saturday from an amazing quilt retreat held at the historic Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The retreat lasted from Wednesday until Saturday and was home to over 250 amazing quilters for a few days! It was so much fun to meet quilters from all over the country and to be inspired by their quilts, their fabrics, and their lives.
I taught two classes Thursday and Friday (both filled with the nicest women–so nice to meet them all) and was able to give a trunk show on Friday evening. We had an after lunch and an after dinner trunk show each day, so by the time it was my turn I had already attended 4 of the most amazing trunk shows. I was feeling a bit “out of place” and nervous but ended up having a wonderful time sharing the quilting stories of two of my great-great grandmothers and presenting 44 quilts I brought from home.
I did a little sewing during my free time…finally finishing up the binding on my Vanilla & Blooms quilt that just arrived back from the quilter a couple of weeks ago.
And here are my two Vanilla & Blooms quilts together…notice the darks and lights are reversed in these two versions.
I also was able to start setting together my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer 2012 blocks (I’m doing some pattern testing of this project for Kimberly). The blocks and the setting are both amazing…this is such a wonderful quilt.
I relaxed, read, journaled and doodled, and I came home with lots of new project ideas and goals! The retreat was the perfect mid-winter pick me up!