san antonio. <--in pictures.

02 March 2011

san antonio.

- university united methodist church aka uumc -

san antonio.

- my bedroom at claudia's house -
yeah i just about cried when i walked in & saw that MY pattern was the quilt on the bed.

san antonio.

- a real life longhorn -
he was just hanging out, eating his grass, looking all pretty.
so we rolled down our car window & he posed for me.
such a good boy.
*i bought a little metal longhorn magnet for my fridge, just so i can remember this fella*

san antonio.

- pinwheel sampler class -

san antonio.

- promo bookmarks used in local quilt shops -
yeah i was a little giddy when i saw them for the first time.

san antonio.

smaller than what you expect BUT it was awesome to stand there in real life.
very awesome and very surreal.

san antonio.

- claudia and me - & - san antonio palm tree -
no. i'm not wearing a bumpit.
it just so happened that my hair matched the alamo door perfectly.
note to self: next time i go to the salon and tell them my hair color...
refer to it as "the alamo door" just to see the response i get.

san antonio.

- san antonio trolly - & - marci and me -
ummm if yall ever go to san antonio...the river walk is amazing!!! seriously amazing!!!
take the guided river barge tour. SO worth the $8.25

san antonio.

- letter from the alamo -

san antonio.

- scruffily class -
i might've been telling marci how bad i wanted her scruffily quilt.
i'll never tell.

san antonio.

- scruffily class -
see how some of my class peeps were setting their charm squares on point?!?!
we had some ubber cool scruffily quilts born that day.

san antonio.

- h.d. gruene building -

san antonio.

- gruene -

general consensus: i had such a blast.
these pics only touch base on a little bit of my trip.
i was SO caught up with classes & being a tourist that i didn't quite take as many pics as i wanted.
{and i seem to be missing pics from the coin collecting class i taught. boo.}

oh & i'm pretty sure that i stimulated the economy more than i'll ever, ever admit.
especially in the local quilt shops.
a big hey yall to sew special quilts, memories by the yard & quilt haus. <--yall rocked my socks off.

i have more to tell, but i'll share more later.

i can't wait to reveal what my new addiction is. <--thanks to the uumc quilt guild.
yall stay tuned.

♥ rachel

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Kate said...

OMG, San An! Where did you eat? We lived there for six months and my husband claims I ate my weight in BBQ brisket during that time. (It's probably closer to double that.)

JustPlainLaine said...

WOW...looks like you had a great time. San Antonio is one of my favorite cities. I would absolutely DIE if I walked into someone's home to visit and my quilt was on their bed. I keep dreaming.....

I know you missed baby girl, but it looks like you had a wonderful time. Congratulations!

Surly said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Cool - sounds like our great state served you well! Thanks for the pics. Next time TELL us where you're going to be!!! I get there are alot of fellow Texans that would drive across the state to see you and be in one of your classes!! Way to go Rachel! Did Miss Lindsey and the others miss you too terribly much? Jenn

Melody said...

That's so funny about your hair matching the door...I was totally thinking how high your hair looked until I read your bumpit comment and had to look back at the picture again. :)

So fun to see pictures of your Scruffily quilt class. I've had it bookmarked to make for ages and I JUST ordered fabrics for it yesterday! Can't wait to get started on it!

jabeybaby said...

My hubby is from San Antonio so we visit there alot. It is my favorite city! And yes the riverwalk is awesome!
I love both the quilts you did classes on. In fact my bestie is coming out from VA and I have a scruffily quilt in Objects of Desire waiting on her as a bday gift! If i make another one i might try putting the charm squares on point, thats a cute idea!

~Laurie~ said...

So glad you had such a fun time - and seeing the brochure with your name must have been sooooo cool! Thanks for sharing with us - it was fun to see how much you enjoyed yourself. And wasn't it great when you got home to hug your baby?? It's so hard when you leave, but so great when you return.

Sandy said...

How very cool for you to see your name and teach and have such a fun time! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

P.S. I googled h.d. gruene and found out who and what he did. What did we do before the internet?

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Great pics. What a cool place to visit. Thanks for sharing your pics. You have to come to WV to teach a class. I would be the first to sign up.

SewHappyGeek said...

Rachel, I am so happy for you! Congrats on the class, that's so awesome! Your Alamo pics bring my childhood right back to when an annual trip to SA, the Alamo and the Mexican market were de riguer. If you haven't been to the market and you're still in SA, you gotta go! It's really cool!

Gerri said...

It looks like you had a great time. I'm sure you missed the kids and they were glad to see you when you got back!

SarahB said...

Glad you had a good time! My husband grew up there & we lived there for a few years. When I saw you were headed to SA to teach I wished I could sneak back just for a class! Hope you ate yourself silly while there too, I could live off BBQ & fajitas!

vintagemodernquilts | Lisa said...

Awesome, Rachel! Looks like a fun trip. I love San Antonio, and we go there at least once a year (we live in Dallas)

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing. Is the quilt on the bed the pinwheel sampler? I don't recognize the flying geese in a circle block (is there a technical name for that?) so I'm confused - nothing new! Glad your trip was awesome.

Heather H said...

LOVE San Antonio! One of my favorite cities! Also love the Alamo. It is way smaller than you expect, but I am just overwhelmed every time I stand in it and imagine what those men & women experienced. (love my state...could you tell?)

Glad you had such a good time. Makes me wish my church would sponsor a few classes & speakers!

P.S. Is there a tutorial for the scruffly quilt?

badlandsquilts said...

Great photos, don't you love that live oak at the Alamo?! So pretty!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you had a good time here in Texas. Love the photo's and you girls look to be haven' fun. Can't wait to see what your new addictions might be.

Patty said...

Oh your pictures make me want to go there right now!! The purple tree by the church is beautiful. I'm stuck in Iowa were it's about 25 degrees right now. I love your quilt. I haven't seen that one before. And seeing your name on the bookmark....really neat I bet. Thanks for sharing so many pictures.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Rachel! I laughed at your comment about your hair in the picture outside the Alamo. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures as our friend Carl moved back there from Australia last year after losing his wife. I hope I get to come and visit one day.
I also have a grandson living near San Diego CA. :)

Debbie said...

Oh your photos made me miss San Antonio!

bethanndodd said...

How fun!!!

Shannon Wallace said...

Fun, fun fun!!! I've been to UUMC for a service when I lived in SA! SA is my hometown, and praise the Lord, we are getting stationed back there next month (we are military)!!! Thank you for the pics and post...made me think of home. :o) Oh, and the quilt on the bed is divine! What pattern is that? Is it difficult for a beginner such as myself? Have a blessed day. :o)

Anonymous said...

My hometown! How I miss it. It's a wonderfully charming town. I'm glad you loved it and thanks for sharing your pics. I've been a little homesick, you brought a smile to my face with your pictures.

lynnquiltsalot said...

I'm headed to San Antonio for business next week. Thanks for the links to the quilt shops. After the business part of the trip, I hope to have fun in the quilt shops.

Stitch Memories said...

hey rachel - I bet I know your secret!! mum's the word! had a great visit in Texas - make it an annual trip:)

Chef Mama Lori said...

Rachel, I'm SO glad you had such a good time here in San Antonio! And you even got to go to Gruene, too! Did you eat at the Grist Mill there? What a fun trip! Of course, I'm also looking at that picture of UUMC & saying, "Yes, I was there. RIGHT THERE. WITH A SWEET TEA. A DAY LATE!" Torn between laughing at what a dork I am & still crying over missing YOU! Hope your whole family can come visit here one day & when you do I will mark my calendar! :)

Lee Ann L. said...

I live in SA at the moment. The Riverwalk is fabulous, especially at night at Christmastime!

Deb said...

I've always wanted to go to San Antonio! That's FAR away from VA though, but maybe one day. Looks like you had a great time.

Several commenters have asked about the quilt on the bed....I'm interested, too. Is it the pinwheel quilt that you did BEFORE the pinwheel quilt along that you referenced everyone to but said the quilt along pinwheel tutorial would be different than that one? LOL!! If you followed that you're a good decoder!
Seriously, where could we find that original pattern like the one on the bed?

Angie said...

love, love, love San Antonio. And I felt the same way about the Alamo...a combination of "this is it?" and "holy cow, how cool" all at once. Strange how it's right in the middle of town.

And the river walk is the bomb.

Glad you had the chance to go...still hoping to take my kids there one day.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, you went to of my favorite places. Hope you ate at the Grist Mill-AWESOME!!

Heather said...

We lived in Houston for 3 years and made one trip to San Antonio. My two memories: when asking locals "where is the Alamo?" they replied "behind Joskes: (dept. store!) About the river walk, seems that they drain it once a year in January to clean out all the junk. Yup, we were there. Still, a very fun city!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Hi! Born, raised, and lived in SA until my hubby was transferred to DFW in 1990. It is still home and it is great fun looking at your photos! Do you have any pics of the bags you mentioned?

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