Hi Folks,

I have some really exciting and cool news! This past weekend my friends, Pam, Justine, and I
went on a retreat to Vermont. Country Treasures Quilt Shop was hosting the retreat and it was a blast! However, the day before the retreat they phoned us and asked if we wanted to be extras in a movie. What movie???

They explained that there were filmmakers in town through mid June making a film called Mistletoe. It will be on the Hallmark channel between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Two of the stars are Tom Arnold (Roseanne Barr's Ex) and Candace Cameron (DJ on the old show Full House). Wow, we were excited! They said there was a catch, we had to bring winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. After all, it is a winter movie.

So we did and yes, we got to see both stars and strategically placed ourselves in scenes very close to them. So hopefully we will make the cut and you will get to see our ugly mugs when the time comes! What fun it was, but there was always a lot of hurry up and wait!

Any way, here are a few pictures of Chester, VT and the Fullerton Inn transformed into Santaville. My friend Justine, is e-mailing me more pictures of our brushes with fame.

Now onto the quilting.....

We had such fun! We had demos...

We had lots of show and tell. Here are a few pictures. I will put the rest in a flickr set and you can view them there, as there are many.

We even had Belly Dancing to limber us up!

Here is some of what I worked on. This was inspired by Amy at Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts. She is such an inspiration. Thanks Amy!

After all was said and done, I came home and updated my website here with pictures of customer quilts. I also sent out my June 2008 Newsletter. If you would like to subscribe, please do!

Check back for more pictures of my retreat adventures!

Have a great day and happy quilting!

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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