Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Back from our Retreat

I spent the most amazing weekend with 20 FABULOUS ladies! What fun we had...sewing, laughing, eating, laughing, drinking, laughing, sharing, get the picture. We had quilters from California, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Louisiana..EVERYWHERE! And all just to spend a weekend together. These ladies have gotten me through some rough times and I hope they know how special they all are to me! There is tons to share with you from the retreat, so I am going to do it in bits and pieces. Today I am going to share a few pics of the hikers as we took a wonderful walk through the great colors of a Connecticut autumn:
A nice hike was just what we needed to stretch and get those kinks out after sitting and sewing so long!!! Here is what I worked on:
It is Bonnie Hunter's Nifty Thrifty pattern. I know it's crazy with color, but I made it with strips that we swapped at last year's retreat. We all brought fabrics that represented ourselves, so, of course we had lots of color!! I had all but the last row and borders done this weekend, so this top finished up pretty quickly when I got home. Even better, I am now super motivated to get moving on some other projects! Well, off to start unpacking...yes...3 days later and my sewing stuff is still packed up. Will share more tomorrow!!


  1. Love the bright quilt. Glad you had fun. I went to a family reunion in Arkansas, and just a few cabins down were several quilters on a retreat.