I recently went (again) to Quiltfest, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, for 3 wonderful days of quilt classes and relaxation.


The friendly ladies at the registration desk

This annual July event, put on by Tennessee Quilts, is always lively and fun.  In addition to classes, there are lectures, and a dinner with lots of door prizes.


Laura (right) hand dyes her fabric and even her embroidery thread!

This year’s teachers included Laura Wasilowski, Sue Jones, and Sue Nickels, among others.  I loved ALL the classes offered, but chose to spend three fun days with Laura Wasilowski making fused art quilts.  You can still see the brochure advertising the event here to get an idea of all the offerings.

In addition to the classes, lectures, and social events, the shop had 20% off everything! This is a great shop and was featured in Quilt Sampler magazine as a Top 10 Shop in 2011.  Therefore, you KNOW I had to have a FEW things while it was all 20% off 😉  They even gave the discount on fabrics from their large sale section!  Woo-hoo!

Laura Wasilowski has agreed to an interview, so I’ll be featuring her and her work in a future post.  Meanwhile, you can get information on Quiltfest 2014 by keeping an eye on the Tennessee Quilts website.

But if you go, be warned: they have large bins of FQs at great prices, and they just kept jumping on me when I walked past.  Yes, I brought home quite a few 🙂

fat quarters, batik fat quarters

A few of those jumpy FQs…

I DO have a plan, though.  These lovelies will be made into the Bermuda Sunrise pattern that I’ve been meaning to make for some time. If you’re not familiar with the pattern, you can see it here.

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