I'm home from 4 days of quilt retreat and classes with Bonnie Hunter.
I have a long internet friendship with Bonnie,
from the beginning of her sharing and inspiring from her Quiltville website.
When I found her in the early years, I knew I found my quilting person.
When retreat plans were first discussed among friends for our area,
I thought it would never happen.
When it did, I thought the day would never get here.
But it did and it was worth the 3+ year wait!
Thanks Robin and Sonya for making it happen.
And for making it happen at our favorite retreat spot, Royal Ridges.
For more pictures and happenings,
go to Bonnie's Blog.
I take a picture of this tree snag on the first day of each retreat I attend.
Day 1 was spent setting up and sewing on our own projects.
Bonnie and Mary hanging Midnight Flight
which was our first class on day 2.
I have 1 block made and parts for many more.
I sat with Brandy and Trina.
They are awesome friends!
My face and stomach still hurt from laughing.
Day 3 was Garden Party class.
I am making a second quilt using green for my framed 9 patches.
Day 4 lecture.
OhMyGosh, if you have a chance to listen to this fabulous woman talk,
get yourself there any way you can.
After a wonderful lecture and show and share,
I have many squirrels to chase.
The new list is long.
Waiting for lunch to be ready on day 4.
What a wonderful gathering of women.
So many new friendships were made.
The love of quilting is our bond.
As I was leaving last night,
the sun was setting.
The sky was a vivid orange.
I felt rejuvenated by my time here.