Monday, October 27, 2008

Quilting Retreat

Once a year I have the opportunity to get away with my darling quilting friends for a 4 day quilt retreat. We rent a huge condo in the mountains and sew, gab, sew, eat and sew.
What a fantastic time. Some years we get alot of projects done and some years we don't. But no one cares, WE HAVE FUN!

This is the view we had every night.

We found this cute little door sign in one of our quilt magazines. The fine print says: unless you are delivering fabric or chocolate. Cute, Cute.

Winter table runner that I designed. I will be giving out instructions in a couple of days.

Fall table runner out of same pattern.

We made oven mitts that really work. We also made aprons with attached wash rag to wipe your hands. Isn't that a clever idea? Thanks to Lela for that wonderful idea.

We also felted wool to make our own pincushions. It was such an interesting process. They all turned out beautiful. I just need to embellish mine now. Thank you Betsy.

We also make cake plates. How creative. Dinner plates and glassware from a second hand store were used. Just a little glue and presto, a lovely cake plate.

Shelto, Stitch, Corrie, Lela, Judy, Johnboy, Karebear, and Betsy on top. Our photographer Des was going crazy taking pictures.


Production Queen

My fabulous longarm quilter

Two new friends

Broken toe girl

70's guru

Blogger extraordinare
Thanks to my sweet friends for an absolutely GREAT time. Looking forward to next year.


Des said...

Great pics!!! I feel like I didn't get enough pictures. Go figure. Let me know when you post your table runner patterns. Your sunset photo turned out perfect. Who knew the scene from Burger King could be so inspiring. xxoo You're the best!!!!

Betsy in Idaho said...

Awww Karebear -- I already miss being away! :( Thanks for everything.

Lizzie and Tyler Blatter said...

K, I seriously have the cutest, most creative, sweetest mother in law EVER! I'm so glad you posted more pics! And thanks so much for stopping by my work today to say hi! Sorry I couldn't chat. Luv ya!

Corrie said...

You Rock! Cute tablerunners, I missed seeing those. I need to read more. Did you talk about your dish towels? Hey, speaking of dish towels where is my project!? :-) Take care!

Jimbob said...

I think I am Jimbob. Who knows with Des! It was so nice to meet you! Thanks for a great time at the retreat. I am looking forward to making the Wonky Triangle pattern. I love your tablerunners that you did. Thanks for everything!

Sven, Bobbi, Caitlin, Megan and Kayson said...

Hey, awesome pics!
I am wondering if you have a pattern or a tutorial for the apron with towel attached.

Paula said...

Just wanted you to know that I love the tute on your Levi apron! What a great idea! Also, I am a nurse, too, and have a drawerful of those retractable badge/time clock thingies...what a good way to put them to use!