Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quilting Retreat.

 For five years now, my mom and her best friend have gotten together to have an amazing quilting retreat. I haven't been able to make it to every retreat, but I promised Mom I would make it to this one. So, I made my way up to Salt Lake by myself, Clint was in charge of the kids for a few days and I was greeted with this beautiful and cold morning at my parents house. The blue skies and the clouds are so heavenly.  It is amazing how beautiful this world is and I thank God for His creations.  
 
 I think quilting has made my appreciation for texture so much more intense and I find beauty all around me.  These leaves were just falling down like crazy, mixed in with small traces of snow - so amazing! 

We had a 3 1/2 hour drive ahead of us, but made it longer to stop at a fun quilt shop in Wyoming.  We stayed in Flaming Gorge, Utah were my mom's best friend owns a cabin.  This is the view I got to stare at.  So beautiful. 
There is nothing quite like sewing uninterrupted and watching movies and laughing like crazy.  Sadly, I didn't finish my Metro Rings quilt, but I decided to make it bigger, so that is my excuse for not finishing.  Not to mention sewing curves takes a little longer, uggh! 

This is my mom with her friend Rinda.  These two women are amazing!  The have stayed close friends for over 40 years.  

We took a picture of all the things that we put together.  My sister's Amy and Patti were there too.  It really was one of the best times I have had.  What could be better than sewing your heart out with people you love?  Seriously!  

12 comments:

Miss Jean said...

I love attending quilt retreats! What quilt shop in Wyoming did you go to? The only ones I know of (so far) are in Laramie and Cheyenne. Being in Colorado I might be able to scoot up there and visit.

Tamie said...

What a great weekend! Glad you got away.

Noela said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing the photos. Love your quilt. Hugs.....

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Love the fabric. What selection is this.

Barb said...

What fun Judi...it is always fun to get away with family and friends and do something you love and can't normally do at home.

SewCalGal said...

I'm so happy to hear you were able to join your mom, other family members and friends for this quilt retreat. These are experiences that just can't be replaced. What a special time and wonderful family and friends.

Thanks to Clint for watching the kids so you could attend.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

My jaw dropped and got a little teary eyed when I saw your Metro Ring blocks!! They look fantastic and it looks like your having fun. Good for you for taking some time for yourself!

berrybarndesigns said...

How fun! I have a bunch of the fabric you're using for your Metro Rings - I love how it looks in that design. Can't wait to see it complete!

Kathy said...

Sounds like a cozy good time!

Tami C said...

It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. By the look of the items in your picture, you all got a lot of stuff done. Congratulations!

AshleySaxon said...

Love it! I wish my mom or sister was into sewing...maybe I'll convince them one day. or i guess if I had a daughter of my own she could quilt with me one day :)

Helen L said...

I love Flaming Gorge!! My sis lives in Manila, and my hubby and I have fallen in love with it!! We're hoping to buy a cabin there someday. :-) And I love your metro rings; so pretty!! What a fun time to have with loved ones!! hugs, H in Healdsburg