Last month I spent 3 and a half blissful days at the Makerie Sewing Retreat in Boulder, Colorado during a trip back to the US and Mexico to visit family and friends. The teachers were amazing, generous, and funny. These ladies are the rock stars of the sewing and craft world: Amy Butler from Amy Butler Design, Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching, Kaari Meng from French General, Liesl Gibson from Oliver + S, Cal Patch from Hodge Podge Farm, Heather Jones from Olive and Ollie and Tamar Mogendorff. We also had insightful lunchtime sessions with Amy Flurry from Recipe for Press on generating your own PR.
Amy Butler's class in one of the beautiful workshop spaces at Chautauqua.
Creating Your Unique Colour Story with Amy Butler
A very happy group of makers with Amy Butler (bottom row centre). I'm standing fourth from the left.
Jenny Hart's Illuminated Embroidery workshop. Sitting with the lovely afternoon sun streaming through the window with a woman from Scotland.
The snow in Boulder 2 days before the Makerie started. I had planned on hiking but went on a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea factory instead!
My fantastic cabin mates, Rhonda, me with my eyest closed, Mary and Michele. We all happened to wear purple on the last day! Great minds think alike. (Rhonda's photo)
Our creative output laid out on the table in our cozy cabin. (Rhonda's photo)
The Dining Hall at Chautauqua with the Flatirons in the background. You can see how much the snow melted after three days of sunshine. (Rhonda's photo)