KT WinnerCongratulations to our winner of Bees 'n Blooms book & more scraps!
ferne - That really is a win, win!
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Pigeon Forge, TN - A Mountain QuiltfestI spent the past week teaching classes in Tennessee with a delightful bunch of quilters at A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge. Robert, grandaughter Aleece and I arrived a day early to enjoy the Smoky Mountains and all it had to offer. We made the rounds of artisans and crafters in Gatlinburg's 8 Mile Loop, took the ski lift up to the observation tower and ate at one of our favorites, Bubba Gump's, on the balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of downtown. And that was just on Sunday!
On Monday, we set up our classroom and explored Pigeon Forge, indulging in a dinner show that evening. Tuesday was our first workshop, Cooper's Crossing, from the book Layers of Love.
|The block is made by cutting a Layer Cake square twice diagonally, sewing 4 different triangles together and layering with 2 Honey Bun strips!|
|A quilter in progress.|
|Mother/daugher duo Sue & Bev complete more than 2 dozen scrappy blocks during class. Awesome!|
Wednesday we had a tasty dinner with 80 quilting ladies. Then, I shared my stories of designing and quilting and a trunk show of my quilts for a fun, relaxing evening.
Although Aleece worked hard during classes, do not doubt she found time to play on her Spring Break, too. We spent every extra minute between classes at The Island where there were a multitude of shops, restaurants and activities for all ages. Her favorite was the 3 story challenge course of ropes, stairs and ziplines. I watched from the ground and prayed her Mother wouldn't kill me when she saw the pictures!
|Aleece at work.|
|Aleece at play, ziplining 3 stories high at The Island.|