The Free Motion Quilting Project: Trip to Asheville, NC

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trip to Asheville, NC

Gosh, this is a weird week! I can't remember the last time I went for 4 days straight without posting something new and I'm feeling a bit of blogger / internet withdrawal!

We did have internet access in our villa at the Crowne Plaza, but it was a temperamental sort. Anytime you actually NEEDED to be online (to post, check email, etc.) it would slow down to a slower-than-dialup speed. Anytime I was just surfing, looking up random stuff, watching YouTube cooking shows, it worked just fine.

And please don't be intimidated by the word "villa." We're staying in this round cabin thingy (a "yurt") that is literally in the middle of nowhere on this big golf course.

I decided early on that I really needed to burn a few pounds and walk a lot of this trip, and walk I have. There's actually a shortcut from the villa to the expo center, but it's not really a short cut so much as a tall cut - up all these very steep hills:

But despite my sore legs, we've all had a great time! It was only after driving up, getting the key, opening the door, dropping my stuff, and sitting down on the couch that I realize I really REALLY needed a vacation about 2 months ago!

I've designed a few quilts while we've been away. Here's a goddess whose name will likely be Wild Woman:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Now I'm off to rest my sore legs in a super hot bath! Tomorrow it will be a quick trip back home for only 1 day before I'm off again to Asheboro, NC to say good-bye to my grandmothers house one last time.

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day


  1. I am so glad to hear you are having a wonderful time! You so deserve it!

  2. How wonderful to get to spend some time relaxing and learning from such great quilters. It seems quilting is especially blessed with great people! Sounds like you learned some great techniques and attitudes! Thanks as always for sharing!

  3. I agree it was a fun and inspiring seminar. Ricky, Alex and Libby were informative, entertaining and so approachable. I can't wait to try some of these new techniques myself.


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