Quilt retreat Teaching on Holter Lake Montana ~

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns, Photography 3 Comments

A pretty sweet setting for a quilt retreat isn’t it?!

This was the spring morning view as I dropped down into Holter Lake, to teach at my first-ever quilt retreat!

What. A. TREAT!

This scenic spot is forty miles from Great Falls, Montana.

imageIt was a super fun couple of days, with sweet quilters, a gracious hostess, lots of good food, and companionship as well as a stellar location!  I was honored to be there, and I look forward to going back!  I met new friends from Australia, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio, and some local repeat students from Great Falls, and Highwood. Yay!


I always love seeing the creative goodness that each person brings to their collage!IMG_7256




{the owl is a pattern by Laura Heine}


Our most gracious hostess {above} Miss Vicki, working on her “Stitch My Grits” Love Bug!IMG_7253 IMG_7244

I just love seeing all the cool license plates; these are from the Row by Row Experience fabric which features many darling sayings in license plates across the USA and Canada… and maybe even beyond!IMG_7245

While we had spectacular weather, we saw the weather develop into some dramatic storm views as well…


and a week later, i had the privilege to finish the quilting on this lil’ ol’ lady bug for my new quilting friend, Billie:IMG_7378

How fun for me!!

And so I say “Live Free and Quilt!” y’all!

Thanks for stopping by!Leslie McNeil Signature


Comments 3

  1. What a spectacular place for a retreat! The view is fairy tale it is inspiring to see what everyone does with a similar pattern. I love how you quilted the bug. Reminiscent of the 70’s.

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      Thanks Holly! Yes, the “Bug” is very 70’s, for sure, inspired from my childhood and Walt Disney’s movie, “The Love Bug” for sure. Also, the inspiration came when I photographed a black VW Bug, driven by my favorite quilt shop owner, too. And oh my goodness… it was a fabulous location, no doubt about it, for this retreat! Can’t wait to go back!

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