Earlier today I gave a little shop tour of LouAnn’s Quilt Garden and Retreat in Oelwein, Iowa. I’m back to show you my favorite finds there and to reveal a little news.
This I loved first…..This one…I LOVED!!
Do you recognize the pattern?? It’s the cover quilt on a Kim Deihl book. Isn’t it a fun quilt? Oh I would love to make it. The quilt is one of those I’ve been meaning to get to but haven’t. Amazingly, I love it in these exact colors too.
The other thing that caught my eye was the paper pieced quilts. In my former quilting life…maybe I should call that BPP (Before Paper Piecing)…I would look at these patterns and admire them then move along because I knew paper piecing wasn’t for me…Now, that I paper piece, I could look to my heart’s content.
I spied this one….
I also spied this pattern….
Then I saw this one.
This one was fun too.
I do have to admit the thing I wanted more in the store was this….
I’m not quite ready for a new machine but…I keep looking so that when the time comes I have a little more knowledge under my belt and will be able to make a smart purchase.
And now for my news…BIG NEWS really.
When I stopped and talked to LouAnn, I scheduled the retreat center for July 30-August 2nd, 2015. You may be asking why way out in 2015?? Well, I scheduled BONNIE HUNTER to come!!!! Yep, it’s true. Bonnie Hunter is coming to Oelwein, Iowa.
My daughter Kelli and I have been working on this for some time and have been trying to find a place to host it. We finally came up with LouAnn’s Retreat Center with the help of my friend Laurel. I am so excited. Kelli is so excited. LouAnn is so excited too. We aren’t taking registrations yet as it’s three years away but I am curious if anyone would be interested in coming at that time. I am hoping my Bonnie Hunter groupies JoAnn, Kim, Sara, Nell, Debbie or anyone else I’ve met through Bonnie adventures email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll hold spots for you all first. Just to prove it’s true and she’s really coming to my area, check out the calendar here. Woo-Who!! I am so excited!