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Phillipa Naylor at Superior Threads in Utah!

What a week last week.  A friend and I signed up for four techniques classes at Superior Threads in St. George, Utah with Phillipa Naylor.  If you ever have a chance to take a class by her, I highly recommend it.  Not only is she a good teacher, she's very funny and fun.  You learn so much and she's so generous with her knowledge.

My friend Janice (on right) and Phillipa in the middle.  
We learned precision piecing, curved piecing, machine applique (all her tips and helps) and finishing techniques.   Even though it was technique classes, I was able to finish my precision piecing and mitered border piece with the spare time to use on the finishing technique classes (piping and binding two of those finishing technique's she taught).

Here's the curved class piece.  Mine is the bell pepper one and Janice's is the other.

We stayed in St. George two extra days to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.  So amazing.

Weeping rocks at Zion

Canyon at Zion

Court of the Patriarchs at Zion
It was pretty warm that day.  We did a couple hikes and were pretty exhausted at the end of the day.  (Blistered feet too.)

And the next day we went a little higher and cooler to Bryce Canyon.

Natural Bridge

Who knew they were called hoodoos?
Both so different but so close to each other.

On the way home from Bryce, the lady from a Hurricane Quilt shop told us this story about a quilt walk in Panguitch.  So we made a point to stop there to see the statue.

We also stopped at several quilt shops when we could  We stopped at one in Las Vegas (the only one open on a Sunday) and about 4 stores in St. George  and in Hurricane Utah.  We tried to stop at one in Cedar City Utah but it was Pioneer Days and the store was closed.

Here's my loot.  Oh and because we signed up for the class at Superior Threads we got to go shopping there too.

Picked up some license plates along the way.
What a trip.  I would do it all again.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Love the pictures! I don't think I've ever been to Utah, not even to the airport in SLC. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Utah is a really cool place with more to do than most folks would ever imagine. I spent my last two summer vacations there and feel like I barely got to sample all that was possible. I am glad you and Janice had a great time.

  3. How fun! I've never been to Utah either, and enjoyed the nature photos. Those curved blocks you made are really cool!


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