February 16, 2011

Winterfest 2011

Yah, I'm pretty slow at getting some of my posting caught up. Just call me a slacker, would ya? Here's a post that should of been done the end of January. I had the opportunity to attend Winterfest 2011 up at Daniel's Summit in Heber Canyon. I stayed overnight with my wild and crazy friends,Marsha and Mary Ann from the Corn Wagon. Our shop had one of the four vendors booths. As you can see from the pictures below there was still lots of snow there. The sun was shining but boy was it bitter cold. Where's the lodge? Oh there it is behind those big mounds of snow!

These are the snow covered walkways going to the cabins. You can just barely make it through. And you have to have your snow boots on or you will slip and fall on your tush! Yup, it can snow here in the mountains of Utah.
Marsha and Mary Ann did a great job putting the booth together. Here are those quilts I was working on for this event. This first one is Sugar Rush from Camille Roskelley. And look at that cute Petunia bag would ya.
Here's the red and aqua quilt, Skip around the Block and the Blissfull day quilt from Amy Butler's Soul Blossom.
No need to have a refrigerator when it is so frigid outside. Our diet coke stash kept us going and oh yah Dana's chocolate treats.
Mary Ann taught one of the afternoon classes. Her quilt called Pickle Dish is made from Kaffe fabrics and is featured in one of his many books. She's a hoot to take a class from. Everyone has a good time when Mary Ann's around.
Our friends from Colorado and Texas. We shared the table with them every meal. It was fun getting to know new ladies. They were all so delightful and we all had the same thing in common. Quilting!
Saturday evenings trunk show was put on by Carrie Nielson of Miss Rosie's Quilts. She had the most amazing quilts to show us. She taught a class on Saturday morning. Just a little side not about Miss Rosie. The Corn Wagon has her trunk show going on right now until the end of the month. And something else exciting is that she will be doing a workshop for us during quilt market. The dates are May 9th and 10th. Space is limited, so if you think you want to attend, stop in or call for details. She is designing new quilts just for our shop.
We had an employee's bag class the week before winterfest. We made the Petunia bag and Mary Ann took hers to finish up while we were there. Her fabric is adoooooooorable don't you think? Tah-dah finished! Isn't she smart?
And Marsha's getting there. Her bag is going to be way cute too. This bag works great out of anything.
Lazy Daisy Cottage had a booth right by ours. And guess who just happens to be the designer of the fabric Mary Ann was using. Yup, our own Dana Brooks, the owner of the shop. Her fabric is called She-Dah from Henry Glass. Mary Ann did something so unexpected, she gave her bag to Dana. Oh my was she excited about it and wouldn't you be if someone had done that for you out your own fabric line. Mary Ann you are one awesome friend, she even used the selvedge edge with Dana's name for a tag inside. How awesome is that?
We had a great time with Dana and Chelsey and all of the other ladies at the fest. Stop in and see these two when you are in St. George. Tell them Shannon sent you and that they have an adoooooooorable shop! This is definately on the calendar for next year. Hope to see some of you there.


Jan Marie said...

Looks like you had a great, if snowy time. Can't wait to stop by the shop to see the trunk show.

Rennie said...

What a nice pictures of your new friends, what a nice quilts and I love that Petunia Bag.

Yvonne said...

You told us about the Winterfest but with all this pictured it comes alive! How beautiful it is in the snow in the mountains! It really shows you had a great time. Rennie fell in love with the Petunia Bag so I guess that is going to be a new project for her after our trip.
My bag is not as good as I would like to, still hearting but will be in time I am sure.