Sunday, February 1, 2015

Postcards From Italy

"Postcards From Italy"

Later this month I plan to attend Estes Valley Quilt Guild's annual retreat at YMCA of the Rockies just outside of Estes Park. It will be a four day affair in one of the beautiful, rustic lodges on the property. The activities include: a mystery quilt, classes, massages, games, good food, and demonstrations. Best of all, however, is uninterrupted time sewing! I haven't attended a retreat for a few years and I'm looking forward to spending time with some good friends who love to sew and quilt as much as I do. We encourage and inspire each other while having lots of fun.

I'm putting together some projects to work on while I'm there. The first is called "Postcards From Italy." I knew I wanted to make a quilt with memories from our trip to Italy and found the perfect pattern and fabrics at eQuilter.com shortly after the trip. I'll do some preliminary fabric cutting before the retreat so I can launch into sewing as soon as I arrive and get set up. It takes a lot of "stuff" to outfit a quilting station for four days - sewing machine, comfy chair, sewing supplies, light, etc. etc. I plan to alternate machine sewing with some hand work - appliqué, hand quilting, and embroidery. 

Fabrics for "Postcards From Italy"

1 comment:

  1. Did you have fabrics from Italy? How nice!

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