Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fall Retreat

Why on earth would 11 normally sane women to pack up half their sewing rooms, fill bags, bins and rolly cases, and travel 170 km, to send the weekend together/ It's Quilt Retreat!

Look at all the lovely things that were accomplished.

Joanne was working on an embroidered applique design.

Anita pieced endless half square triangles, which became 64 Friendship Star blocks.

 In case she ran out of triangles to piece she also had some applique blocks to put together.

This looks a bit odd. Doreen was putting together her International Sunbonnet Sue.

She also had some embroidery she was putting together.

Margaret was working on these blocks. I think it's a scrap buster. The block at the lower right has Scottie Dogs on it.

Our organizer was making a Storm at Sea miniature. 

Diana was hard at work on this interesting piece. 

Pat was assembling these blocks.

Lots of inspiration, lots of laughs.  I seemed to have missed pictures of Lynn's and Joan's work. You will have to trust me that it was beautiful. The weather was cold, wet, snowing (we got 5 cm of snow), generally miserable, an excellent excuse for a weekend of uninterrupted sewing.


  1. Sounds like a great weekend, and the weather played its part by not tempting you outside!

  2. Perfect weather for a retreat, what a great variety of projects.

  3. I don't think I'd get a thing done! I'd be wandering around, bothering people, touching their fabrics, and being a general nuisance, haha.