Monday, July 20, 2015

The Quilting Bee, Niagara Falls

Last month I had the best opportunity to go and teach at the Quilting Bee in Fonthill, Ontario Canada.  I was lucky enough to meet Kelly at Market a couple years ago and we have been planning this teaching trip for a while now. I think this is the cutest fabric store I have ever been to, seriously. They have a lot of amazing fabric, kits and fun gadgets - be sure to visit if you are in the area or check out their online store.
See, I told you it was the cutest store ever!  The ladies working there are super nice as well.  In the four days I was there I got to know Lisa and Nellie - they were so kind to me. Thanks ladies!

This is my first group of ladies and I had the best time with them.
Me and Kelly, love this lady.  She is so sweet, and made me feel right at home. I will cherish her friendship for a long time. 

This is an example of my Fantabulous Fillers class.  I made this especially for Kelly. She said she is going to frame it ;-)  Love it! 

It was an amazing 4 days of teaching and I was lucky enough to witness this fabulous sunset on one of the nights I was there.  There is beauty to be found everywhere.
The best part of my trip was having the family with me.  It was so wonderful being able to teach and come back to the hotel with my family waiting for me.  So much better than sitting in a lonely hotel room with my heart aching for them. Lucky for us, Fonthill is close to Niagara Falls.  It was absolutely gorgeous there, our first time visiting (the view from the Canadian side is amazing).  The weather was so nice as well. 

The view from our hotel.  Simply gorgeous! 

The clouds were a gift on Friday night as we took the kids on the Ferris Wheel.  I am so grateful that teaching has given me the opportunity to travel and see places that I have always wanted to see. Taking my family is an added bonus.

I hope you are having a great summer.  It is going too fast!   


Anonymous said...

Canada Loves you too, Please come back soon!

Kathleen said...

Niagara Falls is one of my most favorite spots - spectacular !
Did you ride the Maid of the Mist ????

Janet said...

Glad you had a chance to see a bit of Ontario... The Maritime provinces are even better ......Janet a fan from Ontario. .originally from the East Coast :)

Janet said...

Glad you had a chance to see a bit of Ontario... The Maritime provinces are even better ......Janet a fan from Ontario. .originally from the East Coast :)

Chris said...

It was great to be a part of the first class. I learned a lot. thanks for coming.

Unknown said...

Definitely one of my personal highlights of owning the store was your visit. It was so fun to meet Clint and your four children. I was so inspired by your classes and have most importantly made a new friend! You are always welcome Judi ❤️👭❤️

Leeanne said...

wonderful post. I would frame your quilting piece too!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Hi Judi
Thanks for sharing all of your adventure. What fun to teach and meet new smart eager friends
Yeah, family is the best part.
Stunning view from your window

Gemini Jen NZ said...

How cool to get to see the falls! What a great memory for your kids.

Linda R said...

Glad you liked "our neck of the woods". So glad your Family was able to come. Too bad I didn't make it out to meet you.....but maybe next time :-) :-)