First off I want to say that I took my camera but didn’t take any pictures (don’t hurt me!!). I even forgot to take it with me to the quilt shops…..what was I thinking?
Debi (quilting with Debi) was so amazing in how she organized this retreat. I only knew Debi and Quilter Jan for their blogs, it was so wonderful to be able to meet them in person.
Here is where we went, located in Smithtown, Texas
The Green quit top is a lot prettier in person, the colors are more vibrant…sorry for the poor quality. This is a technique from
Missouri Star Quilt Co.
What was really fun was another quilter there was doing the same technique but with different fabrics and sizes.
The thread catcher was a kit given to each of us by Kay.
The table runner was a kit given to us by Debi.
I took kist for the moon zipper bags.
Strange but I didn’t work on any old projects, I just worked on the new things.
It was like Christmas….everyone was exchanging gifts. Quilters are a unique breed, they are so generous and eager to share.
These are the things I got from the discard table. I grabbed the magazines on the way out. I grabbed the quilt kit before Quilter Jan nabbed them.
We visited Three Quilt Shops and here is my loot:
Yep, that is it….I loved this frog panel in my sister’s store (Inchworm Fabrics) but she ran out quickly, I was just told that she has a lot of panels still in her store....I truly thought she was out or I would have purchased from her...oh well...now you know where to go.. I am so glad that I found this one, I do have some coordinating fabrics
that go with it. Then I have the fat quarters of Dr. Seus, so I could not pass this panel up.
I won this playing Bingo….whohooooo
But…we were to bring nine fat quarters for the fat quarter lotto….to say the least I came with nine fat quarters and left with none….(poor me).
As you know quilters are so generous….
Debi was letting me use this little quilt to put under my machine so it would not vibrate so much….well…look who took it home !!!! (Oh…she said I could have it….but trust me,
there were so many wonderful projects that my fingers were getting the five finger itch…but I used control…HA!!)
The Friday before I left, Fiskars was having a giveaway on facebook every 30 minutes. I had so much fun waiting to see what they were giving away next and low and behold while I was gone, this came in the mail. Thanks Fiskars!!
Do be sure to come back tomorrow, I have something fun to share with you!