Sixty quilters from all over the US gathered in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hotel for the Pieceful Gathering retreat. It was a bit intimidating when I first walked in and saw the size of the room and thought I'm going to be teaching to a lot of people!
When you go to the Chicago area, you have to have lunch or dinner at Portillos. A few of us went for lunch yesterday to this eclectic and fun restaurant. The wait staff thought we were having an adult birthday party. Some of us split an Italian Beef sandwich and a Chicago hot dog. I really splurged and had a chocolate cake milk shake and I wasn't about to share.