924 miles in the car
7 Quilt Shops
3 Carrie Nelson classes
1 Guild Meeting with the Prairie Star Quilters Guild
6 Stops at Starbucks for coffee and pumpkin bakery products
Too many new friends and laughs to count
I had the time of my life!
I learned several new things, but the biggest thing I learned, I need to get out more! I am so inspired after talking with other quilters and seeing so many wonderful projects in the quilt shops, at Carrie's trunk show, and quilts made by my classmates.
Carrie was just wonderful, a bundle of energy and nothing but fun!
She made me feel welcome right from the start. The thing that I found most interesting about Carrie, she's a quilter, just like you and I. Sure's she a creative and fabulous pattern designer, but she likes to buy fabric, make quilts by other pattern designers, participate in swaps, and talk about the latest fads, just like we do!
I also met up with two fellow bloggers on my trip.
This was my first experience meeting someone face to face, that I previously only knew from their blogs. I was thrilled to get to know them better.
Not only are Lisa and Nicole popular bloggers ( everywhere we went, folks recognized them from their blogs) they are quilting rock stars.
Here's Lisa with the quilt she pieced for Carrie,
And here's Nicole, next to the pattern with the quilt she pieced for Carrie,
I can't imagine what it would be like to walk into a quilt shop, and see a quilt you made on the cover of a pattern, I think I was more excited than Nicole!!