Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lori Holt Retreat at Quilted Works

Yesterday was day 1 of our Retreat at Quilted Works with Lori Holt.
We had so much fun learning Lori's method of hand applique as we worked on EAT CAKE.

A true artist.
Lori had been designing quilts under her business name Bee In My Bonnet since 1994.
Before that she spent 12 years designing Tole Painting books.

Eat Cake is a small project, but we learned every technique needed to be able to move on to Lori's larger designs.
Lori has developed her own method for needleturn applique that really simplifies the steps. It was fun to see the students excitement and to hear them exclaim "I can do this now!"

We had homework last night, and will return today to finish up and apply the embroidery.

The room was packed to the brim.
Every one received individual attention.

Lori brought a Story Board of her fabric line SEW CHERRY that will be released in March under Riley Blake.
I can hardly wait to get my hands on this fabric!
A Quilters World
In preparation for the retreat, Lori sent two of her quilts that were displayed on the walls at Quilted Works.
I love all of her patterns, but A Quilters World is among my favorites.

This is the featherweight Lori sews on when we go on retreats.

And her vintage iron.

Who has not attached their name to a paper plate or made potato salad for a family gathering?
Lori has the ability to capture MEMORIES.
To see more patterns, make sure to visit Bee In My Bonnet.
Lori doesn't sell directly off her web site, but I know Quilted Works (435-674-2500) would be happy to do mail orders.


Chartreuse Moose said...

What a wonderful retreat! I hope the rest of us will be able to find Lori's special needle turn technique in a book or pattern too! Happy stitching and thank you for a lovely post!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it would be interesting to see how her needle turn method is unique. I have been doing needle turn for a long time and it is always interesting to see how others do it to.

Material Mary said...

Man does she have amazing talent. You are a lucky girl!!

Rae Ann said...

Looks like a full house at Quilted Works. Those are lucky gals that get to learn from the best!
can't wait to see your finished projects.

Maxine said...

This retreat sounds so fun!!! I hope Lori will do another one.. I would love to learn her spescial needle turn technique. Is this technique shown in any of her patterns?

Barb Johnson said...

A great retreat, and what a grand opportunity for us "down south". Lovely ladies all around. (Nice post Nedra!)

Jan Marie said...

What a great class I love all of lori's quilts.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

How fun to have time with Lori and learn her tricks. I've enjoyed just looking at all your gorgeous pics. xo

Micki said...

Boy, you are going to have a great time with Lori...Sounds like a wonderful learning experience!

Pots and Pins said...

I agree with you 100% - Lori is one of the most talented women in the world! I love everything she does and marvel at how MUCH she gets done - I mean, applique takes time! How fun for everyone to be able to take a class from her - and for you to have her and Jodi there - quilters do make the best of friends! xo, Nan

Nanette Merrill said...

She's a fabulous teacher. Really superior. I've learned so much from just watching her. I'm so glad it was successful.