Hey, y'all! We hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and start to their new year! I can't believe it's already February, even though January felt like it lasted forever! I'd like to make a quick little post to let y'all know where Tina is going to be this year! We have a lot of stuff planned and are looking forward to a great 2024!!!
You all know that Tina and I started Friends of Judy Retreats with Sandra, and Sandra has now retired from being a CI. We will certainly miss her at our retreats, but are happy that she still plans to visit us when we're in Quitman! This year, we have two of our original retreats scheduled at Stitchin' Heaven in Quitman, TX. We will be holding those events on June 26-30 and November 13-17. We are also headed to McQueeney June 5-9 to host a Technique of the Month retreat. We're looking forward to heading down towards South Texas for that one!
Tina is going to be teaching at a few Stitchin' Heaven retreats this year, including Quiltworx University with Judy and Judel Niemeyer March 24-29! Quiltworx University is a huge event and there will be additional CIs for sewing support during the event. Tina is also going to be teaching Steampunk Fairytale on May8-12 at Stitchin' Heaven. And if you live in the area, Tina is now holding a monthly Quiltworx Sew Fun Day on the 3rd Friday of every month from 10:30-4:00. All of these can be found on the Stitchin' Heaven website if you would like to sign up!
Tina has also started teaching at Fox Country Quilts in Commerce, TX. This year, she has started a monthly 2nd Saturday Sew Judy Day at Fox Country from 10:00am-5:00pm. She is also teaching at a couple retreats there in 2024. First up, is the Steampunk Fairytale retreat April 17-21 and as of right now, there are only a couple spots left! In August, she will be teaching a Rainbow Crystal retreat. You can sign up for these on the Fox Country website.
And in the middle of all of this, both Tina and I will be sailing the Gulf of Mexico May 26-June 2 when we attend one of Stitchin' Heaven's quilt cruises! We will cruising as students on the Patriotic Cruise with Mark Darrell (The Quilting Marine) and Andrew Lee (The Combat Quilter). We had the pleasure of meeting these two great men back in November 2022 and are looking forward to seeing them on the cruise!
Tina is also heading to Montana two times in 2024! She is heading up north July 7-14 with our good friend Dennis, who is starting his journey to become a Certified Instructor, and she's also going October 7-12 to get her recertification. Lots of travel up to gorgeous Montana this year!
We hope to see y'all throughout 2024!