Hello Everyone,

Star, that is??

As you know about 2 weeks ago, I was on a quilting retreat in Montana at Judy Niemeyer's retreat center.  You all have seen my Summer Solstice or as I named it "I Am Not Afraid Of Color".  See it by clicking here and here.

But I also got started on another project, Judy's pattern Glacier Star.

I chose to use eggplant purples, and greens, with a splash of navy blue. They are all batiks. 

It is now on my design wall.  I have a little way to go yet, but I am totally enjoying the process. The color looks slightly different on my design wall...

than it did on Judy's.  I think the lighting is definitely playing a part here.  Plus the fact the color of the design wall is different too.  Either way, I love it. 

I thought I might share with you some of the other Glacier Star quilts that were being worked on at the retreat.

Delia was working on this lovely blue version.

May's version had such great color impact and she actually ended up completing the top before we left. Gorgeous!

Joann's version was a gorgeous rendition as well.  Joann had come all the way from Queensland, Australia and was right next to me at the retreat!  She was just wonderful!!

Isn't it amazing how just a change in fabric and color palette can change the whole look of a quilt pattern?

 Here is a photo of all of us at the retreat.  Judy is right in front.  Lovely grounds, beautiful weather and a great group of ladies!! I will have more from the retreat in another post.

You can find Judy's patterns by clicking here

I will also be announcing the 3 giveaway winners of Judy's patterns in my next post!  So stay tuned!

If you are in Connecticut this weekend, be sure not to miss this quilt show in East Haddam!  Click here for the info!

 Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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