Saturday, November 12, 2011

Quilting Retreat at Aspen Grove...

I'm back from the fabulous retreat at
Aspen Grove!
I had a great time...
and just take a look at how
gorgeous it was there.

Utah is famous for winter sports because of our mountains and plentiful snowfall in the winter season and we just recieved the first sprinkling of snow last week.

Aspen Grove is about 1 hour away from where I live...located in the beautiful
Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
It's also just right next door to the famous Sundance owned by Robert Redford.

This is where I spent the week...sewing in this beautiful spacious woodsy lodge nestled in the mountains.

It was cold there in the mountains...but we stayed warm and cozy by the fire blazing in a large stone hearth.

We all sewed together in the large room...
sew fun!

There were about 60 of us...

Ironing, cutting, sewing, eating, chatting, encouraging, sharing ideas and giving advice.

Of course we stayed up late and shared lots of stories and food and lots of laughter.

I roomed with my friend Rae Ann... 

and Susann...we were the
3 muskateers and partners in crime:)

Here are just a few pics of the many, many projects I saw that were being 
worked on this week.
















This is my little work station.
Next week I'll show you my projects while I was away on retreat this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with family and friends:) 
xx
Lori
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37 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

An amazing show and tell!
Have a happy weekend.

Martina said...

Makes me want to be at the retreat too. Such lovely projects! Have a great time!

debi huntsman said...

We really DO have beautiful mountains in Utah, don't we?

But, not any more beautiful than the projects you've shared here. WOW! That was alot of beauty happening on that retreat!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing such great pictures!

karenfae said...

such wonderful quilts -I see some patterns I would love to have - all those flowers! wonderful patterns.
Karen

pcflamingo said...

I LOVE going to sewing retreats! Even more than I loved going to camp when I was a kid. Loved all the pictures - especially someone's project with Happy Mochi Yum Yum.

Judy said...

I went on my first retreat last weekend and loved it. This one looks like a wonderful retreat to go to.

my happy bluebird said...

Oh, wow! While I was looking at this post, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was playing from your music list. How fun this looks -- and those works in progress are beyond gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see pics of what you worked on with all this inspiration surrounding you! :-)

Darlene said...

A wonderful spot for a quilt retreat. So many talented woman working on inspiring projects. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see what you worked on.

psst - I hope Suzann spotted the block that's turned the wrong way on her log cabin watermelon quilt.

Sandy said...

What a gorgeous location. I am in awe of Utah's mountains that I see on so many blogs. Retreats are soooo much fun and the ideas and inspiration you get are priceless. Thanks for sharing.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

How delightful!

Carrie P. said...

wowee! what great projects everyone was working on.
So much fun.

Bolo heads said...

I want to be friends with you and go play at a retreat. Maybe when my kids are older and I can leave them with their dad. I am glad that you had fun. Can't wait to see what you made.

Kim with a K said...

Wow!
Beautiful quilt projects!
The scenery also looks lovely...thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

I need to find me a retreat to attend. What great projects everyone was working and it was so beautiful there.

Sharon said...

Your pictures are so full of inspiration, thanks for sharing.

lifeinredshoes said...

Sew much talent under one roof!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm feeling so miserable.We don't have any kind of retreats here in Portugal. i'm so jealous of you, playing with all that wonderful fabric, chating with each other, making new friends and meeting ols ones. BUUU!!! I'm so sad for me but so happy for you. you must have had a wonderful time.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm feeling so miserable.We don't have any kind of retreats here in Portugal. i'm so jealous of you, playing with all that wonderful fabric, chating with each other, making new friends and meeting ols ones. BUUU!!! I'm so sad for me but so happy for you. you must have had a wonderful time.

Peggy H. said...

I have been wanting to go to a retreat forever, and then to find there was one just 1/2 hour away. How do I find out about retreats in the future?

Wonderful photos!

Virginia said...

Fabulous pic both of the scenery and the quilts. I love the applique floral blocks. I'll have to search the web for that pattern.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You captured so many beautiful moments at your retreat Lori! Hope you are having a lot of fun. I received the most wonderful package in the mail yesterday!

Cynthia said...

Looks like so much fun! Would have liked to see more of what you were working on.

Machelle said...

What fun. I have retreat envy- and what a beautiful setting! great inspiration. thanks for sharing

Janan said...

Love the photos from the retreat. Do you have any idea what patterns the floral applique bocks were from?

Lesley said...

What a beautiful location and thanks for sharing so many pics of the projects...some very talented folks!

Sewn With Grace said...

Your first photo is incredible! Hard to believe such beauty exists. I can't imagine what that would look like in person. Thank you for sharing! Love all the projects and can't wait to see what you created. Blessings, Lori!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Wonderful retreat photos Lori! Utah is such a beautiful place too! A great retreat with friends..even better!

Pat

Becky said...

I love Aspen Grove! Been there a few times, so your pictures really brought back memories. It's so beautiful there. Looks like you had a great time!! Thank you for sharing with us!

Maxine said...

I want to go.......How did you find out about the retreat? The projects look so much fun...so many different ones....again you are one talented lady....

Nedra said...

There is my Rae Ann and my Susann! I feel like I was sitting there next to all of you. (well, almost). It looks like you had such a great time. Miss my girlers.

Pots and Pins said...

Wow! Green with envy - yet again! xo, Nan

Pots and Pins said...

Wow! Green with envy - yet again! xo, Nan

Barb said...

What fun!!!

MariaQuilter said...

Beautiful! So much color. Amazing!. I'm sure you'd enjoyed a lot. Wish to be there.

Elizabeth said...

Sew many fabulous projects! Wow! What a great retreat!

xo -E

TG's resting place said...

Gorgeous place, and fabulous fun. For anyone wanting to know the pattern of the amazing floral appique, after much searching I have found it is in a book called 'Stars in the garden' by Piece'o cake designs. Just love it.

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