Friday, August 19, 2011

Saginaw, Michigan

Mom and I just got to escape the Kansas heat and travel to Saginaw, Michigan where the grass was a beautiful green and the flowers were beautiful. I was invited by the Piecemakers guild and Quilted Cottage Quilt Shop http://www.quiltedcottage.net for two guild talks and two workshops. I have wanted to meet these girls for a long time. Sandy seated below is the " Head Diva" in my book. She is the leader of the "Quilt Diva's" sewing group. They have made a ton of my patterns. Yea!


Below is a photo of the Quilted Cottage. It was my kind of shop...full of cheery bright fabric. I loved the stools at the cutting table and the shopping carts to bring up lots of bolts to the cutting table. I can't believe this shop is only four years old and they have it so together!



Next door is this lovely large space for workshops. It will hold 40 participants easy.




Mom and I are in the front below. Left to right: Judy, Emily, Julie, Stacy (co-owner) Jackie (co-owner) and Jessica of the Quilted Cottage.



These "Diva" ladies dressed up and sang a special song for me before my guild talk.



Clara Martin brought her "Bathing Beauties" quilt for show and tell. She has made five of these, one for herself and her four sisters. She added an extra girl to my pattern. I just love to see my patterns made up in other colors and with your own creativity.



I have never seen this before....flowers spiraling down the tree trunks. They actually were dirt encased plastic tubes wired to the tree trunk with flowers coming out of the holes in the tubes. They also had a water drip system through the tube. They had about five of these in a row. Cool!



Chris Pahssen- Noble took such good care of us when we were there. She took a lot of time out of her week to drive us around and make sure we always had food and drink. THANK YOU CHRIS!!!! On the way back to the airport she even took us a little early so we could stop at the town of Frankenmuth - Michigan's little Bavaria. http://www.frankenmuth.org I have been to a lot of places but I have never seen so many flowers in one town. It was so perfect it was like a movie set. She even let us step inside the world's largest Christmas store. http://www.bronners.com/aboutUs


Above is the Bavarian Inn. http://www.bavarianinn.com

This chicken below was made up of flowers outside this restaurant in Frankenmuth. Amazing!



I had a WONDERFUL time!!!! Thank you Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Quilted Cottage!!!






7 comments:

  1. What fun! The whole thing looks like it was a blast! The photos were lovely, and the ladies were certainly great hosts!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful time and privilege to be able to go and speak...the place is just fabulous, thanks for sharing.

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  3. It was our treat and pleasure to have you and your mom visit us. Thanks for a wonderful post!

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  4. Muy interesantes sus diseños y maravillosas las fotografías de todas las manifestaciones del arte.
    Gracias por compartir!

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  5. Hi Amy,
    I am over from Madame Samm's, and now I am following you!! I really enjoyed reading your Post, my old Stomping Grounds, Frankenmuth! I look forward to reading your future posts!!

    Huggs, Nancy
    coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm a new follower and also here from Madame Samm's. Just have to say I love your 'tush cush'....way tooooo cute and funny!!! Thanks for sharing your pattern.
    ~Terry~

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  7. Hi,
    I've been to Frankenmuth too! and I even had my picture taken by the flower chicken and we ate chicken dinner there!!!!!!!!! Julie
    p.s. love your quilting ladies!!

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