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Lucky 14 in Las Vegas!

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Clue #14 is Las Vegas Sensation and is dedicated to all those who joined me and Jackie Kunkel for Stitchin’ Heaven’s Land Ahoy Las Vegas 2021!  It was my first in person Retreat since the Covid pandemic and it was so great to be teaching in person again.  We had a fabulous group of quilters from all over the United States.  I remember being a bit frightened to fly to Las Vegas, but once I got to the resort it was wonderful to be in the presence of so many great quilters. 

Clue #13 takes us back to Vermont

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 Clue #13 is Fairlee Ridge and is dedicated to all of those that attended the Spring Quilt Camp at Lake Morey, in Fairlee, VT in 2019.  A great setting in Central Vermont.   The Lake Morey Resort took great care of us with lovely meals and adhering to our pleas for Margaritas on Cinco De Mayo and Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby!   We had to cancel Spring Camp 2020 due to Covid, but I continue to look for a fabulous location to host Spring Quilt Camp 2024!  This is a very similar Block to Clue #12, but with the corner units switched to Dual- Color Square-in-Square and the Trees are oriented differently.  Cheer & Merriment and Stitched versions of Fairlee Ridge My Fabric Selections.  Make sure to evaulate what you have left and make the best use of your fabric remnants and the remnants of Fat Quarters in your bundle.  Cheer & Merriment Stitched Cutting was very straight forward.  Here are my paper plates.  Cheer & Merriment Stitched The Units A and B are made the same as l

Time to head to NH for Clue #12

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 Clue #12 is Rindge Ridge and is dedicated to all of those that attended the Quilter’s on the Lake Retreat, held at Woodbound Inn, in Ridge, NH in 2017 and 2018.  A fabulous great historical Inn in a beautiful setting for our end of summer retreat.  I couldn’t hold the 2019 retreat due to a scheduling conflict, and I haven’t been able to get a new date that will with my schedule since post-Covid restrictions, but I’d like to try.  It was a beautiful area in New Hampshire, and it brought together a wonderful group of quilters!  The Quilter’s Jeopardy Game held there in 2018 will forever be one of my favorite game. This is a nice easy block for Thanksgiving week.  You will note that on Page 5 of your Clue #12 that I reveal Border B and your updated Center! Rindge Ridge - Cheer and Merriment and Stitched version This is a nice easy block for Thanksgiving week.  You will note that on Page 5 of your Clue #12 that I reveal Border B and your updated Center!  Check it out, we only have 4 more

Southbury Star is Clue #11

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Clue #11 is Southbury Star.  Which is dedicated to all those that have attended Cabin Fever or Summer Fever retreat in Southbury, CT. I started the Cabin Fever Retreat back in 2017 and it is held each year on Martin Luther King weekend, at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT.  I started this retreat for a few reasons.  One, I wanted a winter retreat, since I know I need to get out of the house in January.  Two, I placed it close to home as many of my MA/NY/CT quilters wanted a winter retreat but didn’t want to travel too far.  Three, I placed it on Martin Luther Weekend for the teachers who are quilters.  They always commented that they wanted to go to retreats, but it had to be on a holiday weekend.  I love my Cabin Fever Retreat!  It is a great mini-break and a beautiful setting with fun quilters!  In 2021, I started an annual Summer Fever Retreat, also at the Heritage Hotel, which is really popular!  Thanks to all the quilters who make Cabin Fever and Summer Fever Quilt Retreats pos

Everything is bigger in TX!

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Clue #10 is Quitman Star! Dedicated to all those who have taken a retreat with me at Stitchin Heaven's Retreat Center in Quitman, TX.   My Cheer & Merriment version and Stitch version I had been teaching on Stitchin Heaven’s Quilting Cruises for a few years when Deb Luttrell, the owner of Stitchin Heaven approached me to teach the inaugural retreat at her brand new Retreat Center in Quitman, TX.  The Stitchin Heaven Retreat Center opened June 2021 across the parking lot from their huge shop.  It is stunning, housing a large Sewing Room and 12 double bedrooms.  The best part of the Retreat Center is the Quilters!  They come from everywhere, resulting in a wonderful and diverse blend of personalities and quilt styles.  I love seeing the different fabric selections and watching the “Shell’s Bells” bring the new-to-S180 tools into the fold.  When I went back for my second retreat, in February of 2022, Stitchin Heaven had added 6 Cottages that sleep 3-4 people.  I’m heading back in

Let's head back to PA and visit Shippensburg

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 Let's head back to PA and visit Shippensburg!  Clue #9 is Shippensburg Swirl! A special group of “regular” Mid-Appalachian Quilters requested their local quilt shop (ShippenStitch) in Shippensburg, PA, have me teach at their Winter Retreat in February 2020.  I taught Majesty Lemoyne and Moonlight Garden.  They had a fabulous Show and Tell and we had a delightful time in a really unique setting.  The building was a converted musician/artist gallery.  It was the first time I’ve taught from a stage.  Great times!  We were in the process of planning for me to come back in 2021, but unfortunately with the pandemic, that did not happen.  I look forward to going back soon and stitching in Shippensburg.  Fabric Selections- You will need 6 fabrics, and I recommend using the same dark fabric or similar that you used in Clue #8 and the same Medium II and Medium Dark that you used in Clue #6.  Take your time cutting, but everything is straight forward.  Make sure to check your remnants, as I