About 6 months ago, a friend, Ernie, was wondering
if I would be attending the Lori Holt retreat in Utah
this year at Thimble and Threads.
Last October I had traveled alone to attend the retreat.
I made great friends while I was there, Betsy, Ernie and Nattalie.
Betsy and Ernie were brewing plans for this years' retreat and I was happy they included me.
Around that exact same time, Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork and I had been talking about traveling to Quilt Con in 2017 or Sisters Outdoor Quilt show. We weren't sure what we'd do but we wanted to do something quilting.
It dawned on me that a Lori Holt retreat would be a perfect way to combine quilting, travel and a friend meet up.
So we did it. We signed up!
Here we are with Lori at the end of the retreat.
On the first day that we arrived, Stefanie and I went on a short quilt shop hop.
We stopped at Pine Needles in Gardner Village, Quilts Etc., Heartfelt Hobby and Craft in Sandy.
We had the token Cafe Rio for lunch and I found out later that it was also for dinner!
I really didn't mind.
I'm kind of addicted to Cafe Rio salad dressing.
While we were shopping,
I found my book Large - Block Quilts at Quilts Etc.!
If you are looking for a copy - they are in Utah :0
We had a blast and the retreat hadn't started yet!
Se my ruler pal from the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler?
I have used it at 2 retreats now.
I love it for being in a small space because my rulers can go vertical!