Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Me In a Movie at a Quilt Retreat???

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

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13 comments:

Dandelion Quilts said...

How cool is all of that! What an exciting week for you!

Jacquie said...

How exciting is that! Looks like the retreat was fun and inspiring!

Tine said...

That looks like a really good time! What a great bonus to be an extra in a movie :-)

eileen said...

That is so much fun about the movie! Remind us about it again when it comes on and if you made it in there. :)
Wonderful quilt photos!

amy said...

What an EXCITING retreat! And can I just say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your wedge circles?!?!?!?!?!?! They are gorgeous and happy!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! How exciting -- you must add movie extra to your resume LOL. LOVE those circles!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love that you might be in a movie! how fun is that???

Love the quilty pictures and the circles. Amy is a huge inspiration. I love her blog and YOURS.

Lily Boot said...

oooh your wedge circles are beautiful! And how fun to go away for a quilting weekend retreat - dreaming now ... :-)

Judi S said...

Wow I can tell you had lots of fun with the wedge ruler. Makes me want one.

Christine said...

Will look out for that movie ... I watch quite a bit on the Hallmark Channel. Your circles are amazing ... really like the ric rac.

Shirleyquilts said...

So cool, both the retreat and the wedge circles.  And, we need to stay cool in the Northeast right now, don't we?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well what a fun time! I'm more intrigued by the belly dancing warm up than even the extras in a movie!!! haha

Happy Zombie said...

How cool! I'll be keeping my eyes open for the movie. You'll have to let us know as soon as you know when it's going to air.

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