Tuesday, June 11, 2013

QuiltBLISS Quilt Retreat

Hello All My Quilty Friends!!

I am really excited to share with you about a retreat I am helping to host through the Utah County Modern Quilt Group.  Its called QuiltBLISS and it is going to be next January 30th - February 2nd, 2014 in Heber Utah!! We have an amazing weekend planned with class, swaps, lectures and much more. Tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow: Wednesday, June 12th at 8:00am so hurry and get your ticket. Click here to register at Eventbrite.

For more information about the retreat visit: QuiltBLISS we have the weekend schedule listed, descriptions of all 7 classes and teachers and more about our special lectures with Sarah from Sarah Jane Studios and Sherri from A Quilting Life

I hope you all can make it. It is going to be an amazing weekend!!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Last Day of School

Last Thursday, was the last day of school. Ahhhhh!  I can breathe a sigh of relief that there is no more homework, lunches and carpool. After 9 months of school, Mom needs a break too!

We have a fun summer planned. I think the key to staying happy is staying busy. I've been pinning lots of fun kid activities on Pinterest ~ lets see how many we actually get to.

I've also been quilting up a storm. Well, what I would consider a storm... keeping my 2 yo out of trouble is a full time job and my 9 month old is extremely clinging, so quilting up a storm for me is a few hours a week. Ha!

I've been working really hard on my HST quilt form the UCMQG. The group is so inspiring and challenges me to continually quilt out of my comfort zone. I loved working on this HST quilt, I was always afraid of triangles and bias quilts, but with risk comes great reward.

I've spent  40 + hours already on this quilt and I haven't even started hand binding it yet. The bindings on, but I have yet to sit down and finish it. Once I get going, I remember how much I love to just sit with a thimble, needle and stitch. Simplicity!

I got my design idea from Katie of Sewkatiedid while seeing her progress on Instagram. She makes the loveliest quilts, her creativity is through the roof.  It was a real challenge to see a quilt and just go for it with no pattern and no tangible quilt to reference. Although the design is simple, looks were deceiving and this one and took an extreme amount of brain power. Maybe now that school is out...I can sit at the park and finish the binding. Happy Summer Vacation.

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