Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trip to Phoenix for applique classes

 Eliska and her sister planned this retreat  to have a teacher Nancy Bugby to come and teach applique for 3 days.  I jumped on the invite and flew to Phoenix with Eliska.  Her other sister and sister in law also came.  At fist we gathered at the home of Brenda and Roy.  For two days we spent tones of time going from one quilt shop to another.  There are soooo many quilt shops in the Phoenix area.  Anyway that was great.  I really limited myself due to coming home on the plane.  I did get home with all of it.

Then we went 2.5 hours to Heber, in the mountains.  I loved the ride up and going through the changes in geography.  It was so gorgeous.  the cabin was outstanding, Two story, spacious and all the amenities.  Definitely the best retreat place.  Nancy was great, we learned a lot.  I got a lot of instructon on machine and hand applique.  Although I've been hand appliqueing for a long time, I still learned some neat things.  I also got to looking at fabrics different too.
I really enjoyed all the ladies that came.
Our group including Nancy.

And then there was the wildlife.  I was a serious tourist while I was there in Arizona.  Loved every bit of it.

And then there was the quilt.  So Pretty.  I do hope to make at least a four block quilt for a memory quilt.  I got Arizona fabric for a trip memeory quilt.  More for my UFO list!

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