Sewing with the Stars Part II

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If you are ever in southern Utah you have to stop at Quilted Works. It is centrally located in St. George and it is a really wonderful shop.
We were lucky enough to have them open their doors to our little group of girls last Friday -all day long! The room we were in was perfect for us to sew, visit and have lunch together in.
The whole store is dressed up wonderfully. The ceilings are tall enough for lots of display quilts and they have a great selection of fabric, notions and goodies.
This little quilt caught my eye . It is really sweet. I could have browsed for hours.
We met the owner, manager and lots of the girls (Hi Cathy) that work at Quilted Works. They really made us feel at home.
This is just a few of us having fun working together on Lori's "Eat Cake" project. You can see Sherri in green, Dawn's back in red, Rae Ann in white, my 2 sisters Michelle and Polly standing, and Lori at the far end of the tables. I hate to brag, but everyone should be jealous. It was so much fun. How often do you get to have fun sewing time with your best girls and sisters!?
Lori gave us a class on making her fabulous applique using her layering technique. Lori is an amazing teacher. She was so gracious to take time from her own sewing to help us.Then we had a visit by a huge star! Glenna of Hollyhock Quilts (with purse). Glenna and I go back years before we had blogs. But it was the first time we met in person. I was thrilled as were all the girls. Left to right Sherri, Glenna, Dawn, Rae Ann and Nedra (seated). Words can't describe the fun time. But you can see it in the excited faces.
We played a little show-n-tell. Glenna showed us her latest project. Isn't this block sweet. I love the yellow leaves. (Note to self: make yellow leaves in my next project.) Glenna is having a break from her designing but I hope to have her creating something fun for us soon.
Lori brings beauty with her where ever she travels. I have to just admire everything she does. Isn't her bottle cover sweet!
Lori is showing us some of her blocks here. My stems never look like that!
Lori worked on these baskets while she was retreating with us. Aren't they great. Lori always says "scrappy is happy". I agree!
Before we left we had a moment to pose in front of the quilts on display in the classroom at Quilted Works. Notice Nedra's quilt on the left.

Left to right: My sister Paula, sister Michelle, Rae Ann, Glenna, Dawn, Sherri, me, Nedra and Lori. I love them all.

-nanette
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37 comments

Jackie said...

What a wonderful day you all had! I met Glenna a Quilt Market a couple of years ago and she is fantastic. She did a little demo on how she puts her rick rack on a block . Great technique!

Des said...

What a great place! I breeze through St. George every once in a great while. Will need to remember this place.

Loving all that applique!!

Nedra said...

What a wonderful day we had. Thank you so much for making the effort to come all the way to Southern Utah.
Seeing your pictures makes me miss our little group even more! I wish we could jump back in time and have a do-over.

Jan said...

Oh Nanette, I am sooooooo jealous! What a wonderful time you girls must have had together! Those memories oughta get you thru a month's worth of housework :) Tks so much for sharing!

Joyce said...

Looks like lots of fun! I love St. George.. wish I was there now! Quilting friends are the BEST!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fun to have faces to all those bloggers as well...envy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That quilt would have caught me eye too!! I just love it. and you are right, friends, family and Glenna!!! Wow!!

Muddling Through said...

Okay, I WILL admit to feeling a twinge of jealousy. It looks like you all had such a good time. Friends, fellowship and doing what you love - a perfect recipe for a good time!

Sherri said...

It really was so much fun! Thanks again for picking up the kits/supplies!

Dresden Quilter said...

Yes, I'm jealous! I am glad you had a wonderful time.

Thimbleanna said...

I AM jealous!!! You're all SO very lucky. Not only do you have lots of fun quilting friends you're drowning in fabulous quilt shops!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh how fun!! And so many inspiring quilts! Thanks for sharing!!

Deb said...

Nanette, what an absolutely wonderful time you all had. I am always so jealous when I read of how you ladies in the States are able to do these things so easily, I just wish we had the same amount of fabulous quilt shops in New Zealand but sadly no.
hugs Deb

julieQ said...

I want to come too! Just fabulous, the time y'all had...I love the scrappy baskets so much.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

What a fab shop, if only there was one like that here in the UK. Great pictures. Kx

Darlene said...

Jealous! Me? You betcha! I'm very green with envy - sigh! What a fun group of women and so much talent in one room. Bigger Sigh!

Thank you for sharing.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

I will treasure the afternoon I spent with you girls always! Thanks so much for including me, Nanette. It was so special to get to meet you in person. Wish we had more time to visit!

Melissa Stramel said...

How exciting to meet with Glenna! I just love her fabric. Wow! That would be great.

Barbie Jo said...

What a feast for the eyes, you girls are having so much fun up there!

Joy said...

What a great day you girls had!!!! And what a gawjus shop ... oooh, I'd love to spend some time (and $$$ LOL) in there ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

pratima said...

Thank you for sharing all these lovely pictures, Nanette. While reading this post, it just feels like we are very much part of your fun day :)
All your friends are so talented. Great projects!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Oh, I wish I was a fly on the wall, no, I really wish I was in one of the chairs quilting away with you girls. So much talent in one room, should of had a TV camera rolling...

*karendianne. said...

Oh my! There is so much delight, joy and happy here I don't know where to start or what to say except this was just gosh darn fun. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I took the time to visit. You know, you never ever let me down. You're just a good soul making great things creating a bunch of happy all over the darn place! Warmly and with a kind proper southern hug, *karendianne.

Busty LaRue said...

OMG! It looks like you guys had so much fun. I envy you your uninterrupted piecing time in such a beautiful place!

Jen in NY said...

Oh what fun! I wish I was there! LOVE that Lakehouse quilt! I love everything you showed!

Lori Holt said...

oh nanette...i relived that day through your wonderful post.
you are always so sweet to me. i really loved meeting your fun sisters too.
it was just a great experience to be with everyone.
x
lori

Julie said...

I love that quilt shop. I went there just a couple of weeks ago while we were in St. George for spring break. My other favorite one in St. George is Lazy Daisy Cottage. I always spend too much at both. Looks like you had a great time. Julie

Rae Ann said...

Nanette ~ I just wanna go back... shall we pack?
We are all so fortunate to have been able to have that time together getting to know each other better and becoming each other's BFF. You are such a special friend and I can't wait until we get together again!
Hugs!

Kathy said...

"Hi", back at ya! It was so, fun to meet you in person after having been a fan of you and your blog for such a long time.

alobsiger said...

What fun you all had! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of it with us! Everyone just looks so happy!!

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em's scrapbag said...

I love Quilted Works. I stop there every time I visit my mom and dad. Looks like you girls had a delightful time. Would have loved to join ya.

Dawn said...

It was truly a special day. It was so great not only to be in a room full of wonderful and talented quilters but to be in the room with such great women. Thank you for your friendship. I will remember that day forever!

Pat said...

What a great group....Utah sure breeds some special quilting gals!!!

Christine said...

I have so enjoyed all the eye candy thank you for sharing and cheering me up.

cheers
Christine

Julia said...

Catching up on your blog...wow !
what a great day you all had...I would have given anything to be there..
Great to see other blogging girls there..
Thank you Nanette for sharing..
Julia ♥