Sunday, August 11, 2013

What happens when two quilters realize their calendars aren’t clicking…

meaning said calendars aren’t overlapping with booked engagements at same venues so said friends can spend time together.

See said friends are quilting teachers and the only time they get to see each other is when they are teaching at same shows, retreats, symposiums, etc.

So these two friends come up with the idea to put together a combined quilt project spotlighting their styles with the hopes that maybe some retreat organizer somewhere, anywhere, would be interested in hiring these friends to teach together for a weekend. Thus giving them time to chatter away together on the “off” time.

Note these friends aren’t hosting the retreat, merely teaching at it.

….the project is born.


….and before they can even get the samples both done an A+ Retreat Hosting company books them. 

And Collaboration Celebration with Bonnie Hunter and Mickey Depre is born.


It’s now Sunday morning (early morning) and I am finally getting my feet back under me as since my landing in North Carolina at approximately noon on Thursday. It has been a whirlwind of activity filled with laughter, hugs, chatter, and smiles.

I cannot say enough good things about Sew Sisters the hosts of the retreat.  Karen and Lisa really know how to throw a party. 

Bonnie and I are very lucky teachers.   And we know it.

And did you catch that the retreat is taking place in North Carolina. 


Winston-Salem to be exact.  A mere hop, skip, and jump away from home for Bonnie.





So these two quilting friends check their schedules and realize they can squeeze even more time in together a few days after the Celebration.   Discussion about staying on at the hotel and just sewing away for three days together happens.




Then Bonnie buys a dream cabin in the mountains. 

….these two quilters are running off to the mountains of North Carolina this afternoon.  To a land of limited cell phone coverage and s-l-o-w internet service….whatever will they cook up now…..


p.s. you might want to bookmark Sew Sisters website.  They have some amazing future events in the works.


Maggie Szafranski said...

It looks like you two have been having a great time! Enjoy your downtime!

Judy D in WA said...

How much fun you all must of had. Such beautiful projects!
Have fun at the cabin. Hope there's enough service for a FB update or 2.


Lucky, lucky you! Sounds like an ewe some get away with a BFF 👭



Shari said...

Sounds like an amazing retreat for someone attending and fabulous for two friends. So glad it worked out! Hope you had fun!!