Well … things have been a whirlwind of fun and adventure around here for the last few weeks! Not only we did have the once in a lifetime chance to teach quilting in Switzerland, but only 10 short days after we returned home, Quilt Market happened in Salt Lake City. I have so much to share I don’t know where to start!
So lets begin at Cotton and Color in Basel, Switzerland!
The ladies at the shop were so welcoming and helpful.
Astrid, the owner in the pink dress on the left, kept us awake running errands around Basel all day to help us avoid jet lag and it worked! We even managed to sneak in a little sightseeing.
We had a trunk show the first night. The ladies were awesome and we gave away a special quilt that appeared in the recent April issue of APQ magazine.
The winner couldn’t have been happier!
The first day of class we taught our Wild Jelly Rolls 3 quilt. We had some very nice fabric choices to work with and loved seeing how they all went together.
This Jelly Roll fabric made it’s way to class, via a traveling husband, all the way from Las Vegas. It’s a small world!
I had a special treat when my email friend from Windsor (SL4 to the locals) showed up in both classes!
Christine has been leaving comments on our blog for years … and for years we’ve been chatting back and forth. Just a few sentences here and there and I couldn’t have been more in love with her in person! We took a short hike into Germany one evening, to her hotel and had dinner together. What a special memory I now have of my friend … this is why I quilt!!
The ladies sewed and sewed and we chatted and laughed …
And laughed some more! What a wonderful day!!
My only regret is that I was having so much fun and eating Swiss chocolate, that I forgot to get a group picture!
So here are a few more shots that capture some of the day …
Our second day of teaching had us starting a new project with some new friends. This time I remembered a group picture!
We worked on our Slice of Cake 2 quilt and again had a fabulous day sewing!
We even had some super prolific sewers that got lots accomplished …
And I think we all had a great day sewing together!
Thanks for all the fond memories, chocolates, pastries and gifts ladies!
Astrid, her staff and her husband were the perfect hosts and we quickly became good friends! On our last night in Basil our husbands arrived and Astrid made us traditional Swiss fondue!! It was delicious and I’m now in search of the perfect fondue pot and recipe!
I hope that we get to see our new Swiss friends again someday soon!!