Monday, November 13, 2017

Retreat Fun

I had the opportunity during Halloween week to spend a few days with some very dear quilty friends, ladies I have known a long time and have really missed since our move to Alabama six years ago.  I was used to meeting with them monthly before our move, and I have been on retreat with them only once since, so it was good to see them and catch up, laugh, gab, and oh, yeah -- sew!  We met at Spragues Kinderhook Lodge in Barry, Illinois for the best retreat ever!

Rita quilted a baby quilt she had prepped at home and then made three more baby quilt tops.

Darlene (Dar's Patchwork Garden) finished her Celtic Solstice top.  (A Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.)

Joan played with her beautiful batiks, as she usually does.

Pat found out she doesn't like making "made fabric" for her blocks.  

Ree taught a lesson on making aprons from men's dress shirts.

Lee Etta worked on three (THREE!) different scrappy quilts.

Colleen made "see through window" craft bags for a friend.
Katy worked with colors that "don't go together" and then found out when the blocks were made that they do.
Jeanne won all our batik fat quarters when we played Right-Left-Center .....
..... two nights in a row!
Since it was Halloween the Grim Ripper showed up .....

..... and led us in a few games of Halloween Bingo.
I even got into the spirit of things!
Wonderful food, comfortable accommodations, beautiful scenery, late nights talking with old friends, lots of laughing, and sewing all day.  What could be better than a quilt retreat?

Next time, I'll share some of the quilty projects I worked on at retreat!



Dar said...

You did an excellent job of capturing the retreat and all the fun we had. I am so glad you got to come and hope next year we have Jan with us too. I loved seeing you and spending a late night gab session with you.

PaintedThread said...

Looks like that was a wonderful time, even if you lost all your fat quarters. ;-) I'm intrigued by the fabrics that didn't go together, but did once the blocks were made. And so many cool quilts!

Louise said...

Sounds like sew much fun!

Mimi said...

Who doesn't love a retreat?!!