You know that kind of high you feel when you’ve completed something really big --- when it’s been pulled off without a noticeable hitch ---when new friendships have been formed and continuing friendships strengthened in every area?
This is how I feel tonight! We had such a great time, all of us as instructors ---from the Quiltmaker Magazine Staff, to those of us who have participated in the magazine and were asked to be instructors for this very first of what I hope is many Quiltmaker Block Party retreats!
There was talk and discussion of how we all felt it went ---where we would like to maybe see this take place in the future…what locations? What time of the year? How to fit it in with existing schedules? Will any of us have our paths cross in our teaching travels in the near future so we can get together? I hope so!
We all left the hotel about 5:45pm after class was over and various boxes and bags and quilts and cases were emptied out of classrooms, loaded into our cars or prospective hotel rooms.
Weary and exhilarated at the same time, we walked out of the covered entry way, and out into the balmy Williamsburg August evening air for a 15 minute walk to The Trellis where we enjoyed a YUMMY dinner and animated conversation.
We did it! This event has been hanging on the horizon for a long time ---and we did it!
I hope you can tell by the picture how happy we are ---the only one missing is me, I’m taking the picture.
Tomorrow morning I start my journey home….that is AFTER I sleep til I wake with no alarm to buzz me.
Thanks, Quiltmaker! It’s been wonderful and I can’t wait to do this again!
I also can’t wait to play with the set of rulers given to me personally by Monique Dillard of Open Gate. She is such a sweet lady, and I really enjoyed getting to know her!
Right side of the table: Carolyn McCormick, Debbie Caffrey, Nancy Mahoney, Linda Howell.
Left Side of the table: June Dudley, Monique Dillard, Diane Harris
Not pictured: Me, Jennifer Chiaverini who left eary to go home, and Carolyn Beam who’s hubby arrived in town this afternoon and they were off enjoying an evening alone together. ((How romantic!))
Travel home safe, girls – let’s do it again!