On April 7th we drove from New York City to Glastonbury, Connecticut, where I was going to attend the Adventure in Crazy Quilting. For me it was the first time to attend a Crazy Quilting retreat and what an adventure it was indeed!! Big compliments go to Maureen Greeson and her help Susan Elliott for the perfect organisation.Two days before I left to the USA I managed to finish (well, think I am still going to add some more to this quilt....) my "Austrian" Crazy Quilt, because I wanted to participate in the Show and Tell. The first evening we had "Meet and Greet" and we even had some patchwork cake! I'm sorry but I forgot to take a picture of it, so excited I was to finally meet my friend Beth from NYC. She brought me a present to remember my trip to New York. I was really touched when I got this quilt from her, once again thanks Beth for this wonderful gift!
It was great to put faces to the names from Crazy Quilters I already swapped with or read about on the Internet and at last meeting my "Dutch" friend Ing. During meet and greet we saw beautiful quilts, I especially liked the "English Royalty" quilt, made by Irene Leizer from the Baltimore Constellation Chapter.My first class on Friday was with Sharon Boggon from Australia. I had done 2 of Sharon's classes before on the Internet (Encrusted Crazy Quilting and Studio Journals) and learned so much from her. It was great to hear her talk about CQ in Australia and to see her band sampler and quilts in close-up! Wish I would have taken more pictures!Here you see Sharon with her "I dropped the button box" quilt. On Sharon's website you can read all about this sampler and the "button" Crazy Quilt. More next time!