Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hill N Hollow Quilt Guild

Last week I took this tiny plane to Springfield, Missouri. I then rented a car and drove 2.5 hours to Mountain Home, Arkansas. I had a fun filled week of workshops and guild presentations planned.

These are some of the sweet quilters that attended the first day of workshops when we made the Under The Mistletoe pattern. 

It also happened to be my 50th birthday, so they gave me a cake and sang to me. I did mention how sweet they were right? Such a fun bunch!

And look what a great job they did! One person made a gorgeous pastel version but the photo must still be trapped in my phone. And there were scrappy versions, and green and red of course. I was having so much fun I forgot to take many pictures.

The next day was a 'choose your own' workshop and each person got to choose from four patterns. This is modified version of Tipsy Tac Toe made by a beginner quilter! Didn't she do a fabulous job?

And another Tipsy made from French General Fabrics. Again, gorgeous!

And because one person was trying to use up the world's largest collection of charm packs, she made 4 Patch Plaid with larger pieces. Don't you love her fabrics?

And here's a patriotic version of Mardi Gras Memories. Really clever isn't it?

Here is some seriously gorgeous combinations that are going to find their way into another 4 Patch Plaid.

Look how cute this batik version of Spring cleaning is going to be!

This version of Spring Cleaning is a gift for a man who is recovering. I think this is going to make him feel better for sure.

Reproduction Tipsy Tac Toe in a table runner version. Don't you love the fabrics and creativity?

And a Tipsy framed by red setting triangles. Yep, I LOVE IT!

After the guild meeting and another workshop on Friday, I spent Saturday morning at the Remember Me Quilt Shop in Mountain Home. It's a gorgeous little shop filled with lots of great fabrics, notions, patterns and books (even mine!)

This is me with my new BFF Carolyn. She was the sweetheart who made me feel completely pampered and totally at home for my four days and nights in Arkansas. I am so thankful all the wonderful things she did to take care of me. And thanks to all the members of the guild that really made my visit fabulous!

If you would like for me to visit your guild. Please contact me HERE and let me know. I'm happy to answer all of your questions and while I am totally booked for this year, I have dates available next year and beyond!



  1. Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Oh my..what a wonderful week you spent there and your students were so productive!
    Congratulations Diane and again...Happy birthday tra la la... ! :)

  3. Happy Special Birthday!! Your time with those clever quilters all looks like so much fun, with lots of beautiful works being produced.

  4. What a great trip! Springfield, MO has some pretty fantastic quilt shops--it is kind of a quilting Mecca.

  5. Happy Belated Big Birthday! looks like a fabulous teaching trip!

  6. A wonderful trip and kind students!

  7. Sorry to be late dear Diane, best wishes on your birthday!


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