American Quilting Retreat 2015: 144 Women. 144 Machines. One Room!

2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (222).JPGOh My, another Amazing American Quilting Retreat has come and gone!  How fun to step back into a world I used to live in–the world of Quilting!  We had 4 full days at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.  Pretty Amazing.  144 Women.  144 Machines.  One Room.  Imagine the excitement and creativity in the air!  It was fabulous.    Here are a few photos from the week:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (223)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (223)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (184)Nena, a Days for Girls Queen from Vernal, always helping:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (107)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (116)Finished quilts from last year’s retreat classes:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (11)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (12)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (13)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (18)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (20)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (22)Here is the give-away kit for this year–with lots of sun shiny samples of how to use the buttery yellow fabric:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (27)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (31)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (63)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (64)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (62)One of my favorite classes this year:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (36)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (38)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (40)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (43)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (46)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (47)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (50)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (52)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (54)Our own Norma Whaley from Timeless Traditions Quilt Company.2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (140)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (58)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (60)

Our National Guest Quilter, Carrie Nelson from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (73)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (74)

Fun games:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (82)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (83)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (85)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (88)

The Mystery Quilt:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (92)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (96)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (98)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (100)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (105)

Donna Vidmar taught her fabulous applique method and showed a few of her quilts:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (109)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (110)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (111)

I made 5 of these quilts last year from Amy’s pattern:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (168)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (114)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (115)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (118)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (119)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (120)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (123)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (125)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (126)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (127)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (128)Classes every hour, in every room:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (129)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (131)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (134)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (135)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (136)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (137)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (176)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (177)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (181)Carrie Nelson did a wonderful trunk show:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (190)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (199)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (200)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (201)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (202)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (141)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (203)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (224)2015-4 AQ RetreatMelissa Clark, my dear friend:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (227)

Here’s my spot. 2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (228)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (271)I spent the week prepping applique pieces for a huge Americana Album Quilt I hope to take with me to Washington to work on there.  This is what it will look like when I’m finished:2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (110)2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (174)Meeting Carrie Nelson was a highlight.  I’ve loved her patterns for years.  It was wonderful to see her quilts in person and to teach her about our Days for Girls work. She was fascinated by what we are doing and loved learning about another way to use and love fabric!2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (2)2015-4 AQ Retreat

What a great retreat.  Thanks to Amy McClellan and her beautiful daughters and all who helped make this a perfect week.2015-4 American Quilting Retreat (75).JPG

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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2 Responses to American Quilting Retreat 2015: 144 Women. 144 Machines. One Room!

  1. I found your blog via a Pinterest pin (quilting!). Adding you to my feed and looking forward to following your quilting and learning more about Days for Girls! Someone in my quilt guild presented about it last month. Cynthia in MA

  2. Pingback: 100 Women, 100 Sewing Machines, 1 Room | Ann's Words

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