Friday, June 7, 2013

Deep in the heart of …

Guess where I taught this week? Here’s another hint:

Yep! Texas!

I taught this past week at Quilting Adventures Summer Retreat at the Deep Woods Retreat in Smithville, Texas. The event was organized by this fabulous mother-daughter team of Debby Walters and Kim Buchman. They put together wonderful quilting class get-aways in Texas.

This retreat was held at the Deep Woods Retreat outside of Austin. Participants bunked, ate, and worked in this great space:

And, oh! The food was amazing. Especially the smoked brisket. I ate almost my weight in meat that night.

My class accomplished some really great things. I am always so happy when I can teach students new techniques, or help them overcome their fears or insecurities. Several women in this class told me they had done this.

I taught wholecloth painting and threadsketching. Here is some student work:

The work area was spacious, airy, and cool (outside, it got up into the mid 90s by the afternoon!):

And here are some of my students hard at work:

If you are looking for a quilty getaway, Quilting Adventures has some wonderful retreats in store later this fall and next year. Here’s what’s coming up:

Sept. 19-22, 2013 – Fall Retreat
Susan Cleveland
Deep Woods Retreat, Smithville, TX

Jan. 13-16, 2014 – Winter Retreat
Debbie Caffery
at Jordan Ranch, Schulenerg, TX 

March 2-7, 2014 – 5-Day Spring Seminar
at T Bar M Resort, New Braunfels, TX
Esterita Austin
Gyleen Fitzgerald
RaNae Merrill
Judy Niemeyer
Sharon Schamber

May 5-8, 2014 – Spring Retreat
Frieda Anderson
at Jordan Ranch, Schulenerg, TX

July 10-13, 2014 – Summer Retreat
Susan Cranshaw
at Wimberley Quilt Ranch, Winberley, TX

Sept. 22-25 – Fall Retreat
Alice Kolb
at Jordan Ranch, Schulenerg, TX