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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Quilt retreat & catching up

 Our quilt guild has a quilting retreat every summer at Agnes's cabin.  I've never gone until this year.  I usually just keep my nose to the grind stone and wish I could go.  This year I decided I was going! There were 8 of us (well 9 to begin with, but one of the ladies fell down the stairs - ouch! - and went home.  Last I heard she was doing better.) 
 We spent 3 days working on our own projects that we brought, eating, and gabbing (some doing more gabbing than others!)  That empty chair on the right is my spot :)
The "cabin" (it looked like a cabin from the outside, but was a very nice home on the inside),was a delight to stay in.  I got so much done - I haven't worked on my own quilt top in ages, it was really nice to get away from every day responsibilities and just sew.  My very first quilting retreat was a success.

Please read on to the next 3 posts.  I had 45 quilts that I had quilted for customers that I'm finally getting put on to the blog here.  Since there were so many I divided them into 3 different posts so I hopefully wouldn't have technical issues!  Happy viewing :)

18 Quilts in the 3rd of a 3 Post Series

 By Brenda
 By Gina
 By Elynn (she asked me to just SID the center)

 By Frances
 By Frances

 By Sue
 By Agnes

 By Roberta (if you will watch, you will see 3 of these star quilts done by Roberta, she had an old star quilt that was hand quilted this way, and she asked that I do all of the ones she was bringing me this same way.)
 By Cristi
 Barbara (I have to tell the story of this "Lord's Prayer" quilt.  Barbara did not make it,  it was made  by a little older woman who is now in a nursing home.  It is a "postage stamp" quilt, all one-inch squares, all hand pieced.  This sweet little woman worked on it for years, and Barbara brought it to me to finally get it finished.  The time that went into this is amazing.)

 By Roberta
 By Connie
 By Virginia

 By Virginia

8 quilts in the 2nd of 3 Post Series

 By Ronda

 By Dorotha
(This is an antique quilt that I was asked to patch some worn holes in...a new experience for me)

 By Roberta
 By Agnes

 By Carole

 By RaSchelle (lots of photos of this one, every section of the quilt is different)