Friday, November 16, 2012

Retreat Report

There sure was a lot of sewing going on at the Retreat I went to this week. Some people (like me) ended up doing more ripping than sewing and went home with four quilt blocks made.

Other people (like Jan) sewed like a fiend and got an entire quilt made, quilted, and partially bound.

And then other people (like Dar) kept the smoothies flowing!  Some were really healthy with spinach, oranges, apple juice and bananas.  Others were just smooth, with chocolate and cream and other good stuff.

In all fairness, Dar did also get some sewing done, like these beautiful string blocks. 

Reba wowed us with one great baby quilt after another.  She worked on quilts and brought lots of Show and Tell.

Joan got a T-shirt quilt put together......

...Barb made several cat or dog quilt tops to be raffled off at a charity event for Heartland Humane Society of Missouri

...and Katy used strips she won at a guild meeting to put a cute top together. 

Ree finished a Thimbleberries quilt top. 

This shows just part of the gorgeous homespun log cabin type quilt Lee Etta worked on.

This is one of the baby quilts Rita worked on.

Jeanne worked on so many things I couldn't figure out what she was doing, but her sewing kit/organizer made for a good photo.

Just like every other retreat I've been to, it was way too short.  It was hard to say goodbye to these special ladies. 

I hope it isn't such a long time before I get to see them again.


  1. Great pictures and blog, Sandy. It's going to be a long, long time till the next retreat. Great seeing you, too.

  2. What a great quilt "show". Nice to see some familiar faces, too. Why so much ripping? I thought you were talking about ripping fabric, not stitches. Glad you had such a good time.

  3. LOVE Dar's String Blocks {and I told her so!}, LOVE the Log Cabin quilt, and I really LOVE the quilt blocks you worked on. The colors are so beautiful - makes me think of "the Four Seasons with an Autumn theme". Can't wait to see the finished quilt! :o)

    PS: The cat fabric is so cute! Is that Laura Birch? Really nice.

  4. Love everyone's projects, all look wonderful. Sorry to miss out on the fun, and seeing you Sandy. Look forward to seeing everyone at Dar's next month!! The way time fly's it will be tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving. Linda R