Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bryce Winter Retreat

Last Tuesday I headed down to Bryce with my Aunt Valeen. She introduced me to this fun retreat a few years back. Her friend couldn't make it and she didn't want to make the long drive by herself. So lucky me! I took over her friend's classes. That is how I met Sherri. One of those classes was taught by her.
Last year I taught a few classes. And imagine my delight when several of the ladies in my Scrappy Dresden class brought their finished quilts for show and tell.  I love how each one made the quilt their own. It's one of my favorite things about teaching a class.
 This year I had this bunch of fun ladies in my Yarn Bomb Trees.
 Each lady took my pattern as a starting point and made it her own.
 Look at all these wonderful scrappy improvisational trees.
 We had so much fun whacking trees into background fabrics
 Then adding the scrappy stratas.
I hope next year I'll get to see all their completed quilts.


  1. My favorite part of Bryce is seeing a student bring a quilt or top from a class you taught previously! Love your Dresden quilt!

  2. Em, I didn't know you have patterns. I looked at your Etsy page. you have a lot of patterns! how long ago did you start making patterns?

    1. I started making patterns when my daughter was in first grade. She is a senior now. My how time flies.

  3. Those students had a very good teacher! Their projects are each wonderful. Love the trees.

  4. What fun...especially love the strata trees. It's so inspiring to go to a retreat huh!

  5. Great looking quilts from both classes! Kudos to the teacher!

  6. How nice to see the finished quilts! And for some reason I feel like doing some yarn bombing! Looks like fun.