Friday, February 27, 2015

Where have I been the last 2 days, you ask?

 Our amazing Suzanne once again invited 18 of us over for a quilt retreat!
She is smart and always has bindings to work on.
That doesn't mean she doesn't get to carry several sewing machines up the stairs tho.
 Here Dee is busy working on the borders of a Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt
she started at the last retreat.
 Leslie brought her machine, a couple of bags, a large suitcase and lots and lots of fabric.
She spent the whole 2 days cutting out fabric for 6 quilts from one of Lori Holt's books.
She and her daughters will have a few Tuesday night craft nights to work on them.
 Maybelle is busy working on a baby quilt for a future granddaughter.
 Nancy brought a kit to work on.  Didn't like the fabric quality and was thinking
of writing the company and asking how they felt in sending
such poor quality fabric out to customers!
 Claudia and Marilyn just starting.  Don't they look happy and ready for the day.
Most of us looked a little tired and sore by the end of the day.
2 More quilters ready to spend 2 days quilting with friends.
 Alice had the center of this quilt all done and was working on the border fans.
It is a beautiful quilt.
 Ina was trying to get out of the picture but I caught her anyway.
 Of course, what would a retreat be without goodies to munch on.  
Hey, who brought healthy snacks?
 Leslie, who loves Lori Holt patterns, had made a few quilts to share.
This one is the scissors and below is the dresses.
Don't you just love Lori's designs and fabric!

Guess that is all for today.  More tomorrow.  We laughed our way through 2 days.  Ended up with lots of started and a few completed projects.  Reminisced over past retreats, wandered through Suzanne's beautiful home where there are quilts on every bed and wished we could do this every week.  Not sure my back could take it but sure would like to try.

Happy Quilting!               Lynda


Cheryll said...

WOW... it must be wonderful having a friend like that!
You all looked like you had the best time...& even managed to do a little sewing! lol xox

Oops-Lah said...

Another wonderful retreat and I guess this time you could be there for the full two days ;)! Isn't it great to be retired??? Loved seeing all the beautiful projects the ladies have been working on but I missed seeing yours? will you show it tomorrow?