Quilt Fest 2009, is a charming small conference. It's been held for years with a very faithful following that reaches far beyond the nearby states. The teaching facilities are about 15 mins. away in Johnson City.......some of the best I've ever taught in. I'd come back to teach here in a heartbeat! The historic town of Jonesborough, TN, where we teachers are housed is adorable.
The downtown is filled with delightful shops, wonderful restaurants, and great antique stores to roam.
It's always such a pleasure to teach with one's good teacher buddies. Jane Sassaman and I arrived at the same time. We were a bit too early to check into......The Historic Eureka Inn (Highly recommended if you are ever in the area.) I'm sure they don't usually have just two guest that fill their lobby area with their suitcases. Too bad I didn't get a photo about 10 minutes later when Sue Nickels and Susan Cleveland showed up.....with 3 bags each.
Here's Jane......relaxing a bit as we wait to get into our rooms.
We learned that the 2009 International BMW rally was being held in the area.....the town is FULL of grinning respectful cyclist.....on their very shiny turned out bikes. "The husband" rides one too and I was sorry he was missing that adventure.