This quilt top was pieced at a quilt retreat in Manitoba, Canada in October, 2007. Karen and Ione flew to Minnesota to meet with my cousin, Marlys and we drove to Canada for the retreat. We found many wonderful quilt shops along the way. This retreat was presented by our friends, Myra Harder and Cori Derksen of Blue Meadow Designs who are designers for RJR Fabrics. Please check out their website http://www.bluemeadowdesigns.com/.
We are missing the retreat this year but made many new Canadian quilting friends. When we came back to the US and the border agent asked where we had been, we said "A Quilt Retreat". He sighed and said, "My wife's a quilter too". We learned some new techniques and had a great time. I hurried and quilted this quilt last week so that it could hang at "Innovations, a machine quilting conference" in Tacoma, WA.
That website is http://www.mqinnovations.com/
While at the conference I missed some birthday wishes.
Happy Belated Birthday
Kacey, Barb, Mike, Kevin and Mike
Posted by Ione while Karen is on vacation.