Monday, February 8, 2010

100th post & Giveaway!

This is my 100th post! Wow! To celebrate, I'm giving away one of my postcard quilts. Leave a message on my previous post or this one. I will put all names in a hat and draw a winner!

I spent a wonderful weekend at the 2nd annual Fabric Arts Retreat at the Red Cliffs Lodge, near Moab, Utah. It was quite snowy in the desert, which made for good sewing weather! We all made progress on our projects. Jane, pictured above, is the owner ofFabric Arts Studio in Grand Junction. She did a wonderful job of organizing this event. She also took time to work on her red and white quilt, in between taking photographs of the snow and red rocks!
Sandra had the best slippers of the bunch. We decided we should have a slipper contest next year!
It was fun wandering around everyone's table to check out the beautiful creations being made.
We took some time out on Saturday afternoon to go in to Moab to do some shopping. The quilt shop It's Sew Moab was a fun place to get inspired, and the yarn shop Desert Threads was full of fabulous colors and textures. Angela, Jan and Rita spent some time relaxing and enjoying good conversation. Most of us walked away with bags of goodies from both stores. We ended the shopping excursion with a nice dinner at the Moab Brewery. What a great place to eat! Some of us went back to the lodge to work on our projects into the evening.Sandra Hoefner and Jan Rickman have quilts in the new book 500 Art Quilts! It's a beautiful book, full of fabulous works of art! Congratulations to them!Angela had fun working on paper pieced houses. She's got quite the neighborhood going there!
Sisters Carol and Maxine had a very productive weekend making fun seasonal pieces. Maxine flew all the way from Michigan to spend the weekend with her sister. What a fun reunion!

I had fun working on a Lady of the Lake pattern, using my hand dyed fabrics. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of that! I'll post one at a later date. It's currently all put away in a bag for the time being. I have some dry wall mudding and sanding to do, then my permanent design wall will be installed! I'm looking forward to putting that to use! So, off to work I go..........

Until next time..........


Deb H said...

It looks like a fun weekend Nancy.
I love those slippers!

Don't you just love working on your house? It's another creative process, just bit messier than quilting.

Rita said...

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for posting the cool pictures of our Moab getaway. It really was fun, wasn't it! I love your quilt. I would never have thought that pattern could turn out so striking!

EVA SB said...

Congrats on your 100th post.

The getaway sounded to much fun and I love those slippers

jcaldoretta said...

Lovely photos and update on the retreat Nancy! Thank you so much. I am glad that you came.