Saturday, March 5, 2011

2011 Patoka Valley Quilt Guild Winter Retreat

I just got back from my latest quilt guild (Patoka Valley Quilt Guild) retreat. It was held at the inn at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, IN. We had a wonderful time. It is always fun to work on projects while getting to visit with friends.

I didn't get pictures of nearly everything that was done at the retreat, but I have several pictures. People worked on a wide variety of things (as you will see). I really enjoy seeing what everyone is working on; I hope you do too.

Jane Horney worked on a T-shirt quilt. Didn't the red set it off beautifully?
                Ann Dixon worked on a sweet baby quilt.
Ann Jorden satin stitched around these fusible appliqued pumpkins and added the borders on this wall hanging.
 She also worked on a tote/purse.
 Ann Primus marked a quilt; and in the background, Barb Miller worked on one of her quilts.
 Barb also worked on a quilt top for a lucky little one.
Jane Potter finished this quilt top...
 and this quilt top (among other things).
Mary Lou Luebbehusen worked on a jelly roll quilt. You can find instructions for a quilt similar to this at It is a really fast and easy quilt to make (and makes good use of those jelly rolls you've been "collecting").
She also made a snowman wall hanging.
Jane Heichelbech worked on this quilt top; she added the borders after I snapped the picture.
She also made this quilt top.
The students in Terri Gunderman's class made these blocks; she put them together.
Darlene McNelis designed this quilt while she was at the retreat.
Dee Woodham completed this autumn wall hanging.
Kathy Weyer finished a quilt top made from batik fabrics.
Mary Alice Zink made this log cabin quilt from scraps she collected.
The sewing room set up at Spring Mill is great. We each have an entire table to ourselves. The room has HUGE windows that allow us to see the beautiful park while we sew.
One of the nice things about a retreat is getting to visit with everyone. I spent my fair share of socializing during this retreat, but I actually did finish a table runner--quilting and binding included. I have it on my dining room table; you'll see that in my next post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Quilt retreats are great for starting new projects or finishing ones. What amazed me at a quilting retreat was how helpful other quilters were when I asked for help. I can watch many videos but nothing can compare to having seen all these machines and gadgets in use. I can hardly wait for the next one. Much chatting will take place there, too, I'm sure. Ana