Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trip Summary . . .

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.

Nicole, from Sisters Choice, on the left, and Lisa, the Stashmaster, on the right.

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!!

More details to come, I was really dragging yesterday. At first I thought it was the hectic pace of the trip, but it was probably that I didn't stop by Starbucks yesterday for my shot of sugar and caffeine!

I can hardly wait to show you my class projects, I love them all!


  1. It looks like you had loads and loads of fun! I'm looking forward to seeing your class project.

  2. I can tell you all had a blast...can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. Oi! I was stalking your blog yesterday waiting for the weekend roundup. LOL! I imagined you exhausted, draped over your red sofa just trying to absorb it all. That's how I would be! The trip sounds so wonderful and I just can't wait for more pics! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself!

  4. I'm so glad you all had such a great trip! It looks like a blast.

    I haven't met up with any bloggy friends yet but I hope to sometime.

  5. Woohoo! What great fun! You look so happy in the photos. Show us what you sewed!

  6. Oh Thelma, what fun!!! I would love to take one of Carrie's classes. And meet up with blogging friends too!!! woo-hoo! Talk about a perfect trip :-)

  7. Fun times with lots and lots of memories. :-)

  8. What an awesome trip Thelma!! What great looking bunch of gals!:)

  9. Ah Thelma, I am so jealous that you got to meet some fellow bloggers! It sounds like you guys had a fabulous time, but I'm not surprised! Good for you! And meeting Carrie in person...priceless.

  10. Oh...can't wait to hear more. I took a class from Carrie last spring and absolutely loved it...and especially loved just chatting with her about quilting and life!

  11. Thelma, I love the picture of you with Nicole, Carrie and Lisa. Great to see all the faces! Carrie is crazy funny and I imagine a class with her would really be fun. I can't wait to see the projects you made in class. Hugs...

  12. I'm so proud of you for moving out of your comfort zone....and taking a quilting class trip. It looks like you are reinvigorated!! Can't wait to see your quilts.

  13. Thelma, It was so great meeting you, Lisa and Nicole at Carrie's "Route 44". You girls are so great. Carrie, is awesome and breeds enthusiasm in every breath and stitch she gives. Rest up.
    Hugs and Stitches Always, xoxo

  14. Welcome back! It looks like y'all had a blast!

  15. Was it required you all wear white shirts?

  16. what a fun, fun,, fun trip!
    can't wait to see your projects and oh thank you for sharing the pictures
    hmmm Christmas card picture possibility with you all wearing white shirts :) made me smile! I imagine Carrie would be fun to hang out with
    Love her patterns, books and of course Miss Rosie!


I try to respond to all my comments but sometimes I just don't get the job done. Please know that I am reading your comments and appreciate you taking the time to add a little of yourself to my blog.