July 31, 2007
I love hearing from quilter’s that have our books and patterns. It is even more excitting when customers send us pictures of the completed projects!
Every year for the past threeyears (this year will be our fourth) we have hosted our “Hometown Retreat” this is a retreat that Myra and I organzie and host in Winkler Manitoba Canada (for more info http://www.bluemeadowdesigns.com/retreat/retreat.htm)
We give away prizes, meet new quilters, get to see quilter’s we have met through our journeys and just have FUN! We always design an exclusive pattern and for the past three years we have been able to launch our fabric collections as well. That is the most fun, sharing the new collection with the retreat group before anyone , anywhere has seen it! We have a great facility to host our event in. The Heartland Resort is a completely renevated hotel and spa http://www.heartlandresort.net. The pool area is amazing (it is not a hotel that families go to – it is geared for adults) We have a great area for sewing and the food is good too – not to mention Tim Horton’s is just across the street! But back to my original statement…customers finishing projects that we have designed. It was about 5 or 6 years ago when we met Karen Greaves for the first time. An enthusistic and talented quilter! She has attended a couple of classes and three of our retreats. Last week she emailed me this great picture. This was our last years retreat project , changed up a bit, because Karen is also very creative and she wanted to customize the quilt for her Son & daughter-in-laws wedding gift. This projects featured our Bohemian Rhapsody fabric collection. She also machine quilted it in true Karen style! Since we first met Karen, she has become a good friend and she has done some work for us as well. Thanks Karen for allowing me to share this on our blog. I hope that those of you reading this will be inspired!
So those of you who have made projects from our books, patterns, using our fabrics….get to it and send us those pictures…it’s always a treat to hear you like our stuff, but it’s even better to know that you finish the projects too!