Monday, June 16, 2014

After Panguitch Quilt Walk

I had the most marvelous time at Panguitch Quilt Walk.  I left home Thursday morning early so I could get there, get registered and check out the Quilt Show and the Vendor Booths.  I was really excited to see Main Street Fabrics there.  They are located in Hurricane just down the street from where I had my Flower Shop.  My friend Sariah Mortensen is a partner in it.  She wasn't in the booth  but will be on Saturday.  I will also see her at the class I am taking from her on Saturday.   Met up with Crystal H.  She is letting me stay in her room at the Adobe Sands Motel. The motel was old but very clean and no evidence of any bugs.  We even had a fridge to keep our food and drinks cold.  We had so much fun visiting and catching up.  It has been over 4 years since we had seen each other so there was so much to talk about.    We had lunch together and went to the Trunk Show that Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co put on.

Sorry for the lousy pictures....I was too far away to get good ones on my phone.  She gave such a fun Trunk show.  Her husband Ron was helping and she teased him a little but in such a fun and loving way.  Loved seeing her quilts and telling us how she made them.

In the afternoon Jenny was the teacher in the class.  Broken Dishes was the pattern and I was able to get 2 blocks done, but decided I didn't like the fabric as much as I thought I would. I will let it ferment a while and see what I think later.

That evening I was on my own for dinner so just went to Subway to get one of their Chopped Salads.
Yum..Yum..  Perfect!!
The trunk show on Friday was with Helen Butler.  Helen is an award winning quilter who does magnificent work.  Her quilts are show quilts and absolutely beautiful.
Friday I didn't have any classes that I signed up for but decided to challenge myself and signed up for an applique class.  It was taught by Francine Berrett.  It was such a beautiful project but not a process I plan to do much of.  I will try needle turn with the same pattern.
Later that evening Crystal and I went to see the free demos and have Jenny sign my Block magazines that I brought with me.  I also had her sign the quilt I made from her pattern in Quilting Quickly.  It was my disappearing 4 patch quilt.  I was going to send it to my sister in California but since Jenny signed it I have decided to keep it and send another quilt to that sister.
Saturday's Trunk Show was a group from up north.  Lots of Quilts and lots of people involved.  I loved it and it always inspires me to see the beautiful quilts.
Saturday I had 2 classes.  I took an Intro to Machine Quilting by Renae Allen.  She was a great teacher and had lots for us to practice on.  I am so glad I took this class.  I plan on using some of her methods to quilt my quilts that I am working on.  Had lunch with Marsha and her sister in law, and went to the Trunk show.  After the trunk show I went to my class with Sariah.  It was a pattern called Sparkling Cider. 
I was able to get 2 stars done in class.  I am doing mine in red, white, and blue fabrics.  I am trying to decide whether to do it scrappy or do the background in white.   It was great to see Sariah and catch up with her family.  By the time the class was almost over I was so exhausted I left a little early.  3 days of go, go, go had taken its toll on me.  I had a wonderful ride home and was very glad to be able to sleep in my own bed.  I am anxious to go to Quilt Walk next year. 


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