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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Exciting News!!

So guess what?  The second year of blogging has come!  Yes, that IS exciting – but that is not what my exciting news is.

I have been invited to be a teacher in a new, fun quilting venture!!

Quilt Retreats in Utah

Sydney, who lives in Alpine, Utah is ready to open her beautiful home to quilters who want to get away and spend a weekend sewing!

She is gathering all the best, well known quilters in Utah to each take a weekend and share their enthusiasm and passions for quilting. Well, and me too!

You know these ladies!! Lori Holt of A Bee In My Bonnet, Nanette of Freda’s Hive, Sherri from A Quilting Life, Kim from Bitty Bits & Pieces, Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side, RaeAnn Nilson of Cutie Pinwheel and Stash Manicure . . . and MORE to be scheduled!!

My first weekend to teach is this coming November 11-13 (2010).  I’m in the process of getting my sample made!!

Here’s the fabrics I’m using:

fab collage

I’m still working out the details of my class but here’s a rough sketch for you:

“Quilting Unplugged” 
Learn to make traditional, now popular again, hexagons – apple core – clam shells – and yo-yos.

No need for electricity while hand sewing these charming pieces!  Ideal for traveling, waiting in the doctor's office, cheering at your kid’s (grandkid’s) games, watching TV with your sweetie or enjoying a relaxing spot outdoors.

Get back to the basics, turn on an old movie or audio book and feel the thread slip through your fingers!

Another idea for class is an easy vintage sheet throw.  I’ve accumulated some wonderful finds at the thrift shops that would make the most delightful quilt!

Quilt Retreats in Utah

PLEASE go over to Sydney’s site and take a look at all the accommodations she has set up, she’s thought of everything!  OH!  And retreat guests will be treated to a couple of cooking classes while there, so bonus!!

11 comments:

Pat said...

What LUCKY quilters in Utah!!! I have always been envious and now even more so....LOL

Rae Ann said...

Woo Hoo! I am excited to hear that you are going to be a teacher! I hope ot see you a little while you are here.
It's going to be FUN! Can't wait to see your project!

Linda said...

I wish I lived in Utah! I am anxious to see your projects!!!

Laurie said...

WOW-WEEEEE! Congratulations girl! That is going to be a BLAST!! Remember pictures, pictures, pictures for us!

Christine said...

Congratulations and I hope you will have a great time and wow look at all the names included. If it was closer I would come and sew.

Also well done on your second year blogging.

Hugs
Christine

Sherri said...

Don't you think it's going to be so much fun! I'm really excited about it too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Mel that is the best news. Love the fabrics you picked. I keep saying I live in the wrong state!! Way to go girl!!

Sandi said...

Awesome, Mel!! I wish that I lived closer so I could meet all you great Utah quilters! Have fun!

Michelle said...

Sounds like fun! Congratulations!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations Mel! That is totally exciting and awesome for you. I am proud of you.

Denise :) said...

*sigh* I have to agree with all the other "I wish I lived in Utah" sentiments!! Mel, you'll be great! Have a blast! :)