This is the last of the wonderful time I had-
On Friday night we had a cardboard Chinese take-out box on our table along with a pair of chopsticks.
Inside the box was a booklet with 6 pincushion designs (1 from each of the retreat teachers) and Shepherd's Bush had printed the pincushions in a small booklet and kitted all 6 pincushions, including the backing fabric!
Cece from The Threadgatherer gave a talk about the color red and gave us a free pattern for a beautiful reproduction sampler and a pincushion kit of a motif from the sampler.
Shopping opportunities-Shepherds Bush set up a store in the hotel and oh, my, what a bunch of wonderful items. Each designer had a table. There was a free pattern each day and we could buy the kit for it. Plus much, much more!
Here's the damage ($167) I did-
We even had some free time for shopping in the surrounding areas. DH and I stopped at a wonderful quilt shop in Midway, Utah, that had a HUGE wool applique section! More damage there-
The Saturday night farewell banquet was so fun! The husbands sang a song together. The food was delicious! And our goodbye gift was a gorgeous wooden tray for the aforesaid pincushions-
Thank you, Shepherd's Bush! It was a memorable weekend!