That being said, I have sooooooooooooooooo much to share with you!
First, Bob and Larry, the Buffet Bunnies, are delighted to announce that our dear friend and talented artist, Jules Woolford from England, has joined The Raspberry Rabbits.
We are both over the moon excited to introduce our new "Wilmington" perle cotton collection from Valdani Threads. I have the collection available in my SHOP, Jules will have some in England and Valdani will also be debuting it at the Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Be sure and visit the Valdani booth!
We can't wait to show you what we have been up to so stay tuned!
Next, I need to hop all the way back to April 15th and 16th. Boy oh boy did I ever have fun!!! I was invited by my dear friend, Carol Cooper, to be the guest speaker at The Colonial Quilt Lovers "Day of Sharing." In case you don't know, a "Day of Sharing" is an event where area guilds come together for quilting fun, fellowship and a giant show and tell! Not to mention, a fantastic lunch, door prizes and eye candy that will knock your socks off! I was extremely honored to be invited as their guest speaker this year and to share my adventures down the rabbit hole.
The hosting guild always selects a theme for the event. The Colonial Quilt Lovers selected seasons and holidays. Just look at these wonderful table scapes!
Here's Vicki modeling the mask. She is a riot!
You know I loved the Easter tables. ;)
Each guest got a goodie bag filled with lots of treats! I got this adorable mug mat made by my friend Robin. Isn't it cute? Check out my pot of gold too!
In addition to being their guest speaker, I also had the honor of having a "Play Date" with some of the guild members the day before. This lovely lady is my new forever friend, Diana!
Diana invited me to stay at her beautiful home during my visit. It was so wonderful getting to know her and the other guild members during two delightful dinners.
Here are a few class photos. They made my "Bee Happy" piece. Robin did a great job! She is the lady who made the owl mug mat. She is also a fellow quilting instructor and is adored by all her students. It's easy to understand as Robin is so much fun!
This is Holly. She made me laugh so hard at the end of class. She couldn't find her keys. We looked high and low for them and she dumped her purse out three times! We walked into another room when all of a sudden she shouted "I found them!" She had put them in her bra!!!!!! OMG!!!! I told her never in a million years would I lose my keys in my bra. LOL!!!!
This gorgeous bowl was the centerpiece on Diana's table. She made it and the group decided that I should have it along with all the other table goodies. I'm telling ya, these gals know how to party! :)
The dishcloth, included in the gift bundle, was made my a 90 year old lady. Check out the note attached. How sweet!
The only bad thing that happened was that my dear friend, Carol, who invited me there and organized the entire Day of Sharing, got sick that morning and couldn't attend! We were all so sad she missed it, but everyone gave her a big round of applause for all her hard work. She is such a sweetie! Oh, I don't have a photo of her because she doesn't like her "picture made" as we say here in the South. hee,hee,hee.
Finally, I have to share this wonderful gift the guild members gave me. It is a print from an original fiber art piece made by a local artist. How beautiful and what a thoughtful gift. They all made me feel so very welcome and I am looking forward to being a vendor at their quilt show next year.
Well, I think that wraps it all up for this visit. I'll be back next Wednesday with photos from my Florida adventure.
Until then, hugs to you!