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 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!