Monday, June 13, 2011

Ready for Retreat

It's that time again -- time for Retreat!  I am really excited about seeing some of my internet quilting friends this week at a retreat here in St. Louis.  Thirty of my closest friends are meeting at The Mercy Center in Frontenac for five days of sewing, quilting, laughing and catching up with each other.   I have known many of these ladies for more than 10 years.  We met online and communicate mostly online, but get together every June for our retreat.  A small group of us manages to get together more than once a year by having "meet-ups" in Paducah, KY for shopping and lunch, and for the AQS Quilt Show in April. 

I have my projects prepped and ready to pack:  five 22" quilts basted and ready to quilt for the Neo-Natal ICU at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center.... 

....two baby quilts cut out and ready to put together....

....and pieces cut out for a scrappy Pineapple Blossom quilt.

If I get all that completed and run out of things to do, the retreat center is less than a mile from one of my favorite quilt shops - The Quilted Fox

Faye is usually my roommate, but her daughter forgot to check on the dates of our retreat before setting the date for her wedding (can you imagine!?!?)  It won't be the same without her, but I'll do my best to have a good time.  


  1. Oh have a wonderful time! Sounds like a blast.

  2. You're going to make me cry Sandy. I am going to miss you gals something fierce. So glad we did got together for the AQS show though. I'll be thinking of you, but you know.....I just couldn't miss my own daughter's wedding. She thought I was kidding when I said no weddings, no babies, no nothing during this week. Oh well.... next year will be here sooner than we think. Love you. Have a great time and give everyone hugs from me.

  3. Have a great time, Sandy! Sorry Faye can't be there with you all though. I've been following on her blog too.

  4. See ya there - Can't wait for a Sandy hug...(love that pineapple that one was one I sent to you!)

  5. You are so organized - as usual. I know you will have a wonderful time. At first I thought this would be your last retreat, but of course, it won't be. Which got me to thinking... We have this huge house with lots of spare beds. Whenever you come to town and need a Bed & Breakfast that's free, you are always welcome. Love you.

  6. Sandy, have a wonderful time! Five whole days....I'm so jealous ;)