Monday, October 25, 2010

On the Quilt Retreat...

I finally got these batik Drunkard's Path units assembled.
They still need a border and something more... but at least they
are this far along.

Every time I prepare to go on a 3-day quilting retreat held by my local guild a couple of times a year, I ask myself why I thought this was a good idea. It feels as if I'm packing up my entire sewing room to take with me. Actually, we kind of do that! But once I'm there, I'm always glad I made the effort. For one thing, it's a chance to move along some of the many, many, many (you may think that's too many "many's"- but not for my projects!) works-in-progress. And it is so inspiring to see the wide array of projects my fellow stitchers are working on. Several of them are pictured here.

Victoria's traditional Lone Star in
non-traditional colors! She used
the Quilt Smart foundation method.

Jean's repro-fabric Nine Patch. Love the border.

Karen's b&w Basket quilt.
She used an Alex Anderson pattern
and  kit of fabrics.
Someone always has a new quilting technique to show us, and the fellowship is most enjoyable. There is something very soothing about the industrious hum of sewing machines, and we had more than 15 of them humming along at once. And the best part is that we have nothing to do but sew. Delicious meals are provided for us at the church-sponsored retreat center. The beautiful grounds and sunsets are a bonus!

1 comment:

Susan said...

I love the drunkard's path quilt. I don't like the cutting, but I like the piecing and the finished product.
Quilting retreat sounds like a lot of fun