Retreating from the World, Quilt-style

Last weekend, along with a ton of other quilters in various locations, countries and states, my small sewing group (named The Good Heart Quilters) had their second annual retreat.  First off, a little game:

Quiltersand Machines

Can you match the quilter to her machine?  Don’t worry, neither can I.

We had thirteen quilters come at some point in the weekend (two didn’t bring their machines), served two lunches, one dinner, snacks, chocolate, laughter, and lots of chatter.  We also did a Polaroid Block Swap.  In no particular order, here are some shots of the weekend, including our Show and Tell quilts, and a couple of WIP quilts.

Clyn

Lia

Of course she can climb on the counters–it’s at her house!  Thanks, Lisa!!

Lrel

Citrus quilt

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ShowTell 11

ShowTell Mirror Ball Dots

Jean’s Mirror Ball Dots quilt.  Now the rest of you, get out those stacks and get busy (like me).

ShowTell MirrorBall1

The interesting thing is that the royal blue is not mirror ball dots fabric; it just makes the quilt pop.

ShowTell1

A prequel quilt to taking Ruth McDowell’s class — Janet just wanted to learn the technique.

ShowTell2

ShowTell3

ShowTell4

JoDy worked hard on this applique quilt, full of lavender tulips both in the applique and in the fabrics.

ShowTell4a

ShowTell5

ShowTell6

(Back of the above)

ShowTell7

Every year Jean heads to Minnesota where she picks up the annual Minnesota fabric.  I usually get this wrong, and call it by the wrong state.
Minnesota/Michigan?  I hope I got it right this time.

ShowTell7a

I’m including this picture to show there was someone other than me wearing their “ambulatory boot.”  Mine is light blue.

ShowTell8

ShowTell9

ShowTell10

Tauni’s quilt is all made of minky–so soft!

ShowTell11

Lisa’s daughter, Leilani, made this for a Young Women project for church, as this is fabric printed with different values: Faith, Knowledge, Integrity and so forth.

ShowTell11a

ShowTell12

Simone had to pose so she could show her sister she really has finished a quilt top.

Tni

WIP

And Jean was the worker bee, finishing up another project.  I quilted Citrus, Rhonda’s hot pads, ate chocolate, listened, talked, caught up with others, got tired and went home Saturday afternoon where I crashed on the bed and didn’t wake up even when the phone rang (it was my mother, and I called her back).  So, if exhaustion is a barometer–it was a great success!

7 thoughts on “Retreating from the World, Quilt-style

  1. I’d say the happy smiles on everyone’s faces attests to the success of the weekend! And that you slept so soundly on your return home- contented sleep, I expect!

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