Day 23 – finally home from our triple adventure!

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Late afternoon yesterday, we finally arrived home! We began our traveling marathon on October 26 when we drove to Atlanta where I taught a fused applique portrait workshop and a color class, and I did a trunk show and lecture for the East Cobb Quilters Guild.

We returned home for two days and then on November 1 we flew to Houston for the International Quilt Festival so I could visit “Windblown.” (If you’re interested, Luana Rubin of eQuilter just posted a video of the 2011 IQF awards ceremony on YouTube.)

We returned home for one day and bright and early on the morning of November 7 we set off for our eleven-day Colorado adventure! We drove to Grand Junction so I could speak and teach at two quilt guilds, and then we continued on to Fort Collins for another lecture and workshop. We squeezed in a few other interesting stops, too.

Of course, I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of that over the next few days. (I took more than 400 pictures, so I have a few I can show you!) You will definitely want to see the portraits the three guilds made. Plus, I had the joy of visiting the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museumen in Golden, Colorado AND the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska! This was also the first time we drove over the Rockies, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The weather was perfect — not a flake of snow.

I’m so thankful for everyone (especially DH!) who helped me get everything organized and ready to go before we left for Atlanta. We had so many fun times, met many interesting people, and saw such wonderful things, but I still like my own bed best!

4 Responses

  1. Ed Chamness

    Maria…so glad you made it home safely (each time)…everyone in Miami VAlley Quilters Guild was so excited when we learned WHAT prize you had won…but not surprised…that is another beautiful quilt…I know the folks in Colorado were thrilled to have the workshops…
    Janice wants to know what you thought of “our” state…I guess you took I-70 across from Kansas City…you were very close to all of our old locales…

    • Maria

      We loved our drive across country. Such a beautiful land! I knew the Rockies would be big, but I didn’t realize it would take nearly four hours just to drive across them! SO GLAD we drove!

  2. DD#2

    I sooooo need to quit my job and become your side kick (ok your other side kick – besides Daddy)! Glad you made it back with out any problems. LOVE YOU GUYS!