Monday, June 27, 2011

Primitives of the Midwest.....2011

My bird was sitting on ready very early last Wednesday morning to take me on the firstleg of my journey to PMW by way of Charlotte, NC....there was a short delay before heading west to Lees Summit, Missouri and 3 days of stitching, shopping,
  eating, visiting with old friends and making new ones. It was a wonderful few days. Did I mention eating, and shopping?

Wednesday night was the opening ceremonies with our guest speaker, Jennifer Keltner
from American Patchwork and Quilting. Jennifer is such a delight and always has everyone laughing. She inspires us with wonderful quilts to view....matter of fact, if you haven't seen pictures of them, visit Lisa Bongean's blog. I wasn't able to take pictures of opening night, but Lisa has wonderful pictures she's shared with all of us. Scroll down the page to view the quilts Jennifer brought with her.  Also, you can see pictures on Lisa's blog of the 3 days we were all there.

Lynda and Rita - Owner of Quilter's Station  and PMW
Classes were held Thursday, Friday and Saturday......
Wool Crazy Pin Cushion Class
Below are various pictures of these gals working on their pin cushions

The Doll class was shy two people that couldn't make it, but we had fun.  This is the class picture and below are the various stages of everyone's doll.  They have promised pictures when all body parts are stitched together and they are dressed!!!

Lisa Bongean (R) gives Cathy some pointer's on her project.
We always enjoy a trip to Greenwood, Missouri where the shops stay open late for us to visit; then eat at our favorite italian restaurant.


Friday night BBQ in Lee's Summit, Renee, me and Maggie

various classes on Thursday

There is usually stitching after hours in the hotel lobby and/or Rita's shop.   Some of the gals just visit and some continue to work on their projects from the classes they take.

And, of course, the 3 days pass so quickly.  It feels like you just get there and it's time to go home.  The good byes are always the hardest for me.  So, it's with lots of hugs, tears and promises to see each other again, when we leave.  

Plans are already in the works for next year.  I hope each of you can join in the fun.  Watch the Quilter's Station website, mine too, for information.  You'll see the projects posted for the 2012 event.  Make plans to come play with us.

Watch for more pictures coming soon.........Until next time!


Carol said...

What fun! What fun! What fun!

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a wonderful place for a retreat and a great group of ladies.


Claudia said...

I enjoyed meeting you Lynda. I had a ball at the retreat. I love your website!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Ohhhh, some day!! So much fun, I want to be in that picture with you, Maggie and Renee! I'm glad you had so much fun.
My mom is going to the Buggy Barn with me this year, I'm getting excited.