Sunday, February 8, 2009

Red Cliffs Retreat................



Is it possible I'm turning into a quilt retreat junkie?? Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy going to a quilt retreat. Packing gear and supplies for two days of sewing in a room full of women, instead of staying home in my own safe haven, where no one can see what I'm working on.... and to room with someone I hardly know??? Are you kidding me???

I just spent a glorious weekend at the Fabric Arts Studio quilt retreat. We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge, which is nestled among the red rock canyons and the Colorado river, near Moab, Utah. It was such an enjoyable weekend. This group of women has been so welcoming to the "part timer" from Alaska! Jane( pictured below) is the owner of the studio, and coordinated the retreat. She did a wonderful job of getting everything organized........thanks, Jane!



Here's Susan working on her "house" project...........
and here's Rita working on her coiled rug..........
Jan, Christie and Marla busy at work.........

Marla was the overachiever of the group! She cut and pieced this beautiful quilt together in two days.......way to go, Marla!

This is just one of the many beautiful quilts Jan was working on........... Cathy, at left, playing with paints on fabric. It turns out we both grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania.........small world! On the right is Angela, who was my roommate. She is a very talented quilt artist and a great roommate! My " Aquifer" piece is sitting on the table in the foreground. I was making great progress until my sewing machine decided to act up. Luckily, it started working fine when I got back home!


I could not be this close to the great outdoors without a bit of hiking! I tagged along with Carol and Maxine. Maxine came all the way from Michigan to spend the weekend with her sister Carol! How fun is that?? We hiked to Corona Arch, which is a FABULOUS hike! Exhilarating, beautiful, FABULOUS!! I sputtered that word many times during our hike! Here are a few pictures I took along the way.......

Maxine on the left, Carol on the right...........
Awesome.....................

Corona Arch...........

Wow..............
Needless to say........I had a great weekend............

3 comments:

Tyson said...

Great pictures Nancy!

roxanestoner said...

Oh my Goddess!!!!

Gina said...

Amazing pictures...
one can be lost for words before such grandeur
Gina - UK

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