Annual Quilt Retreat
Monday, November 24, 2014
Every year MSWEEZER and I go to a quilt retreat here in Indiana at a State Park Lodge. This year was no different and there were 75 ladies and one gentleman who sewed and quilted from Friday to Sunday. We stayed at the lodge and meals were provided. (Not too healthy
) Weezie came from Michigan on Thursday and we went to the lodge a day early. We went to a quilt shop and just looked. I know amazing as neither of us bought anything!!
On Friday, we went to the other quilt shop and that is where we both went a bit "nuts"!! The lady who sponsors the quilt retreat has a very large room that we all set up in. She brings most of her store there too! We then set up our machines and all the "equipment" that we needed to work on our sewing. We both decided to make the same quilt but with different material. I didn't get all my blocks made but did get 13 of them finished. Here is a picture of the blocks laid out.
Here is another close up of the umbrella:
We started sewing on Friday morning about 11 a.m. and sewed until about 10 p.m. with breaks of course. On Saturday, we again sewed on our blocks and in the evening we had "Show and Tell". It is really awesome what some of these women create. The one gentleman who was there showed a quilt that was just amazing. I talked to him and he lives alone and he told me that when he was a small child his mother taught him to sew. He only began to sew again in the last 10 years.
Here is a picture of the Christmas Throw that I showed:
It still needs binding but that will have to wait as I am having hand surgery next week. So I'll probably not get it finished until after Christmas.
On Sunday, we packed up after sewing for about 2 hours and headed home. Now to get my sewing room "unpacked" and put back together. There is another quilt retreat in April of next year but haven't decided if I will go. Oh, what the heck....I'll probably go! I just love doing it!!