Well, it was a small but fun group at the fall retreat this year up at Taste of Alaska Lodge, but we had a really good time. As one friend stated - good friends, good food, good view and a good amount of work done, too. That's if you call quilting work! For me it was fun!
Anyway, back at the Cow, we are having Party with Patrick tonight. It's a very nice fall wallhanging. Jackie has a sample up on the door, and it is beautiful! Try and make it if you can. We'll be having pumpkin bars and corn chowder. Jackie said she'd try to make the corn chowder vegetarian, since the recipe is pretty close to that anyway, and we can all enjoy it! Save your appetite!
Our next scheduled class is November 7th with Judy Thompson of North Pole (or Fairbanks). She is teaching a quilt as you go quilt (you have 2 choices of patterns) that looks like a really fun method - fun and done, as the pattern states. The method is a little like a rag quilt, so your layers are all done at the same time, and it would be a great way to do a quick baby or kid's quilt.
We've gotten lots of new things in, including more Kaffe Fassett fabric, several new Moda selections that include charm packs and/or layer cakes & jelly rolls, lots of new patterns and books, project totes, gift items, lots of grommets for the grids and grommets bag, etc, etc...
If you haven't gotten all your Great Alaska Shop Hop kits yet, time is running short. It ends October 31st this year, so hurry and get those orders in. It is beautiful and I am having a great time making my blocks. (Except when it's 11:00 pm and I cut something wrong - TWICE! But I got a good sleep and everything was fine in the morning - a lesson relearned)
I think that hits the basics for now, I mostly wanted to remind you about tomorrow night. I hope you all get this, I am getting tired of email problems :S
See you soon,
Maribeth and Jackie
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