Look what I got
We're back home from our May 2015 Art and Stitch Retreat Trip. Unpacking my luggage feels like Christmas! So many goodies, ready to start my next projects (after the Retreat Trip in June that already starts end of next week):
TSA Notice of Baggage Inspection
Inside my suitcase was a paper telling me that TSA had inspected the contents, to protect me. I hope the officer was a quilter and enjoyed it all :)
Thank You!I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was part of our Retreat Trip:
Our Students: you were great - picked the new techniques up quickly, which makes the classes really enjoyable. Faith, thank you for bribing me with chocolate. Ate it before taking a photo.
Country Traditions in Fremont, NE: Thank you for hosting the Retreat in your Super Location. Your store is a dream for quilters and the class area upstairs is the largest we have ever seen. Very comfortable!
Thank you AccuQuilt: we truly enjoyed the AccuQuilt Experience and meeting many of you in person. Seeing those beautiful quilts in your gallery was a great inspiration. Loved the quick demo of the new AccuQuilt Big.
MQS Cedar Rapids: although we thought we had left the noisy Union Pacific train behind in Fremont, it must have followed us... Got lots of Souvenirs from MQS: thank you Havels for the fabric scissors in our goodies bag!
Still need to get the rhododendron color L-bobbins... next time :)
Fred Hill for making those beautiful pieces of wood art!. The magnetic pinholder is very useful and I'm amazed how effective the wooden seam presser works. No need to iron, which makes this a real environment friendly product. The sphere and the bowl are just stunning beautiful.
Longarm Quilting Academy, hosted by Nanc Christopherson was made special and yummie by the beautiful cake with our Art and Stitch logo on it, donated by Butch Stivers of Delicious Cakes. Thanks so much.
Fat Quarter Shop. Seeing the quilts that we all know from her many videos is a wonderful experience. I bought lots of fabric and books to keep me busy for quite a while. First thing to try is the Alphabitties to mark fabric pieces while piecing a quilt.
The last part of this trip was our Master Class in Austin, TX. Thank you Brenda Papadakis for your entertaining show and tell of the Jane Stickle quilt and your Dear Jane project that took over your life. And thank you for signing the books - will treasure them. A small version of a Dear Jane quilt is on my bucket list.
Next teaching trip starts on June 6. Already figuring out how to pack lighter than ever - still need more bobbins, books and fabric, after all there's no such thing as "too much fabric or books" for quilters and embroiderers.