Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quilty Girls take Atlanta!

Unlike the legions of sewists heading to Quilt Con this weekend, I am packed and heading to Atlanta for some of my own quilting fun!



I have been fortunate to make so many incredible friends via quilting and my blog, and there are a dozen that I chat with on a daily basis in a little Facebook group set up shortly after Sewing Summit in 2011.  We talk quilts, of course; and where to find the latest fabric sales.  But the groups has evolved into a full fledged support group, where we discuss every aspect of parenting, marriage, career, dreams....really, no topic is off limits.  We decided it was time for a face to face meet up.  And luckily, nine of the twelve will be able to swing it!  

Included in the weekend is a little {secret} swap, so I will show you that later, but I also put together some small packages for all the ladies.


And what sleepover is complete without a pillowcase?  Made one just for me out of some of my favorite Denyse Schmidt I was hoarding, and added some crochet trim to make it perfectly girly :)




 

And since I am going to have moral support on hand....I finally took the plunge and sliced up my coveted bundle of  Good Folks!  
   



This will be combined with a bunch of neutrals to make a king sized quilt for our bed!  Also bought a bunch of Little Folks voile for the back.  I plan to have Krista do the quilting, so, when all is said and done, this will be a million dollar heirloom quilt I am sure!!  As it is such a large quilt, I am keeping the pattern simple, and large to best display the beautiful AMH prints.  Will be sure to show you my progress!  

And if you are on instagram and want to watch along, I will be loading up pics under the hashtag #quiltygirlstakeAtlanta :)



13 comments:

Svetlana said...

sounds like you have a totally amazing weekend ahead of you, Kristie. Hope you have tons and tons of fun!!!!

Future Quilter said...

I have quilting weekend envy!!! Have a great time. 11 weeks and 1 day until I defend...and then back to "normalcy". ~ Colleen

Future Quilter said...

I have quilting weekend envy!!! Have a great time. 11 weeks and 1 day until I defend...and then back to "normalcy". ~ Colleen

Katie B said...

I'll pretend I'm not insanely jealous. have a great time!!!

Angela said...

can't wait to see you girl!!! Just a few more hours!!

Shay said...

Have fun girls...I'm pea green with envy here at the thought of you spending a weekend stitching and talking girly stuff. Im sure margaritas will also make an appearance.

Flying Blind... said...

Have a wonderful time xxx

traceyjay said...

*sniff sniff* I'll MEEEESSS you!
Have fun! So much!

diane said...

This sounds like pure heaven. Have a super fun time. I think you're going to the same retreat as my friend, Elena. Give her a hug for me.

Carla said...

Ooooooh! I love that pillowcase! And love that you get to go have a fun quilty time with those fun quilty ladies! Have a blast!

Angela Bullard said...

Those are some lucky ladies! I spy pretty fabrics :) And I LOVE those boots!

Kelsey said...

That sounds like the perfect weekend, enjoy! Have lots of fun and take lots of pictures, I can't wait to see what that quilt top looks like!

Sarah said...

Have fun! Lucky girls being able to get away and meet up. Would cost a fortune from this side of the world (Australia)!