Nov 4, 2019

Lori Holt quilt retreat

My friend Natalie flew in from Sacramento, California, and we went to a Lori Holt retreat in Phoenix!

My friend Pam was there too, she used to be a member of our 
Farm Girl Chicks.

Lori showed us her beautiful "crazy quilt" table runner.

She had the best crazy quilt paper to make the table runner too.
You can find all of her fabric and notions at fat quarter shop.

I was able to share my grandson's Eagle quilt which I'll have ready to give to him at Christmas :)
Funny story!
My 12 year old grand daughter Kennedy texted me that she looked at my blog and saw Bridger's quilt.
She loved it and promised she wouldn't tell anyone :)
Isn't that the sweetest?

Lori always designs a block for her retreats, 
and a quilt to go with the block.
She designed an egg block to go with 
our mama hen, roosting roosters and baby chicks.

This is the quilt she designed for us,
Farm Fresh Eggs.
It's so cute, can hardly wait to make it!!!
I have a lot of Christmas sewing, 
so it will have to wait until the new year.

Here is Lori's lovely "peep" Rosana, showing the back.
I really want to get some of this fabric!
No, I NEED to get some of this fabric...

Lori had an apron exchange too, and posed with all of us.
Lori and her peeps wrote down names in duplicate of the Farm Girl blocks, enough to have double of everyone exchanging aprons.
Someone would call a block name and the corresponding block would raise their hand, and they would exchange aprons.
My apron went to Julie, and hers to me.
I received a beautiful vintage apron, with organza.

Lori told the quit shop owner that she only likes a group of 25.
The greedy quilt shop owner (loooooong story....) 
packed 63 of us in the room.
We were like a chicken coop! (Ha ha!)

 I only sewed this little 3 l/2" strawberry and cut out 3 blocks.
We did a lot of visiting :)

 It was great to see my Instagram friend Anette at the retreat.

Natalie and I had to have our photo taken with Lori!

Lori and I go way back, I took 3 quilt classes from her, when I made Thanksgiving Dinner, 
Comforts of Home and Paperdoll appliqué quilts.

Lori is so talented, we had the best time learning from her and getting tips.
Lori is also nice, generous and so much more!
I took this photo to show you all the gifts she gave us.
I'm so excited to try them all out.
 We had the best time visiting and learning from Lori.


  1. Someday.....I just might be able to sit in on one of Lori's retreat classes :)! Thank you for sharing all these lovely pics and seeing all the lovely things you received. Enjoy!!

  2. It was nice to meet you! In spite of the "drama" I enjoyed the event. Maybe some day I can do it again in another venue. Happy sewing.

  3. I have some of Lori's patterns and I do miss her blog how do you keep up with her?? Sounds like you all had a ball . Hugs, Marie