Panguitch Utah Quilt Walk Festival Part II

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Part of the fun in going to the Panguitch Quilt Walk Retreat is in the lovely quilts they have hung in the gymnasium of the school. The quilts are surrounded by the merchant mall, another fun thing. But I really didn't have time to shop. My 17 year-old daughter was really sick when I left home and she kept begging me to come home early. So I did return home early only to find her better and then she left for a church project the next day. I wished I could have stayed longer but I was really glad she was better. Here are a few of the fun quilts I (or Mason) photographed:













The best part of a retreat is catching up with old friends. Nedra taught in the same room after my class. We barely had time to say hi this time. But I did get some wonderful bonding time in with Emily. Emily and I have so much in common. She kept me company while I helped some of the gals in the "free sew" room. When we left to go home my son said, "She's really nice, I like her". It is great when a 15-year-old boy can appreciate the friend of his mother.
Here is Emily showing her quilt to the gals in the "free sew" room.
When Mason and I left town we drove around a bit. Panguitch has some great old farm houses. I love old houses like this.
They all have the same red/orange brick. The whole town is wide streets with no side walks. It has been the same for more than 100 years.

-nanette
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That Girl said...

That sounds like so much fun! The quilt walk is such a cool idea. I'm glad you had fun and I'm glad your daughter is feeling better too!

Jennifer :)

Elizabeth said...

I love old houses too! Sometimes I think I'd like to live in one someday.... and then I remember my 1979 house has enough things that need fixing.

AnnieO said...

Old houses are wonderful to study. In our city there are lots of Victorians and craftsman era houses (my favorites). Thanks for the picture tour of the quilts--great variety--and the town. Glad you had a good trip. Isn't it nice to travel just with one kid sometimes?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is so nice to know that even at 17 they still need their Mom. Thanks for taking us with you on the show. I just love Emily's quilt!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I'm so glad your daughter is fine and I'm having such a good time on your adventure. Love the pictures of old houses, makes my mind wonder who all lived in them and their stories...

Nedra said...

I didn't have time to see the quilt show either, so thank you to Mason also for taking pictures. And isn't that Emily the cutest? Did I tell you that she showed up at our garage sale on Saturday with her mother? She even bought an antique ironing board I was selling.

pratima said...

Really nice that your daughter is feeling better.Thanks a ton for these gorgeous pictures to you and Mason! The quilts are amazing! Seems like a quaint little town to drive around :)

Momoo said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the quilts you saw. Loved the daisy with the purple patchwork center on black and white patchwork. I may have to try something like that. Mason must be a neat young man to accompany you to a quilt festival.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Nanette, thank you so much for sharing! The quilts are so pretty and I love the little vignettes of the town your shared as well. Glad your baby is better.

Shari said...

I had so much fun at the Quilt Walk also. I posted in my blog that i regret not being able to talk to you. We have a common friend. i saw your yummy bags every where i turned. i would love to buy a kit but only if you have one left over . For sure don't make one up if you don't have extra.

Jan Marie said...

thank you for showing more of the great quilts at the festival. FYI in pioneer days the brick was made out in sanford right outside of town. The differences you see in color had to do with how long or at what temperature the brick was in the kiln and the clay used for it. I have lots of brown on my brick. I think it got a little burned on the edges. I really like it.

Julia said...

Great fun Nanette..Thanks for taking us with you on the show.
I have made that tenth quilt, "Aunt Maggie's Tulips". I love it...and it won me a blue ribbon!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette...
i love those old houses. they remind me of the town i grew up in....back to "gentler times"
All of the quilts were fun...i really like the radiant stars!
see you in the morning:)

Ravenhill said...

Oh, those gorgeous quilts... what a fabulous time this must hvae been.

I adore looking at old houses too. We used to live in one and it was nice having all that space, although it was a wee bit much work for my parents to fix it up and to heat it..

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Janet said...

I think it's so wonderful that your son hung out with you and was such a big help. Thanks for the show and tell, it's such a treat to see the quilts.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm glad your daughter is better! It looks like you were surrounded by good friends and beautiful quilts:)

Sandi said...

I tried to pick a favorite quilt but I like them all. :-) Love the old houses. When we built our new house, we built it with an "old house" in mind. My husband didn't want the upkeep of an old house, although there is a charm to old ones that you just can't get with a new house. Sounds like the retreat was awesomely fun. I need to make a couple of your bags for friends. I love that pattern!

julieQ said...

Looks like so much fun! I especially loved your pictures of the old homes...nostalgic for me!

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful quilts. It sounds like you had a great time.

Laurel H. said...

O my goodness; you mentioned a Laurel in this post. That's my name! It's SO rare to meet a Laurel, and I now know four others, including your friend! Does she have an email address? A blog? I'd LOVE to get in touch with her; like the Judys Who Quilt project of some years ago, I'd love to do a Laurels Who Quilt project!