Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fall Retreat

Hi All -

Went to my Quilt Guild's fall retreat on Friday and Saturday - it was great to get away, if only for the day. Since my hubby's back has been acting up and the pups run him ragged when I'm away, I came home at night and then went back up in the morning. There were about 40 of us there and lots of creative juices were flowing. A few of us worked on Bonnie Hunter's "Chunky Churndash" - we swapped strips so our quilts came out really scrappy. Here's a picture of Nancy's (she's an overachiever and got her top done!!!). Isn't it pretty!! I'm about a third of the way done on mine - will try to finish it up this week.

Fran was working on a quilt for a class she's teaching at the local quilt shop. It's a variation of "Stack-n-Whack" - you'd never guess that by looking at it - isn't it fun!!

Carole was working on a Civil War wall hanging and it came out really nice.
The place where we have our retreat provides meals on Friday night, three on Saturday and a Sunday brunch. It sure is nice since we can sew to our heart's content and we don't have to worry about getting meals, taking care of kids, etc., etc. We have our retreat twice a year - one in the spring and one in the fall. You can see from these few photos that we can get a lot done in that short time - no interruptions makes a big difference!!!
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving - keep smiling :o)


Barb said...

Glad you had a good time!!! Loved what you showed!

Linda Lee said...

I love the smiles on all of the faces! It looks like a great time! Special friends, time to sew, laugh, and relax! Plus-- the quilts are beautiful!

Micki said...

What a lovely time you must have had! Everyone was so creative!

Barb said...

I would guess 'a fun time was had by all'...thank you for sharing your pictures. It was good that you went to spend the day, that was a chance too relax and laugh for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

YankeeQuilter said...

Looks like you had a great time...I don't get much done at our retreats because of talking, eating, playing in fabric and such!