Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Retreat #3 This Month

I just returned from my third retreat of this month. This retreat was my guild's (Patoka Valley Quilt Guild) annual fall retreat. This year the retreat was held at Santa Claus, IN. I still haven't put any of my retreat supplies away (and don't plan to do that anytime soon). During the retreat, I worked on the machine applique for one of my Marie-Webster-inspired quilts and on the piecing of the second.

We had a Show & Tell one evening, and I took the pictures during that time. (That is why you may notice the back of a head or two in some of the pictures. I did try to crop those out unless that took too much of the quilt image away.)

From traditional piecing to modern, from tiny pieces to large, from bright fabrics to reproductions, we had everything at this retreat. There were baby quilts, table toppers, table runners, full-sized quilts, wall hangings, pillow cases, and much more being made. Many people were working on their pieces for the guild's Crayon Challenge. (We had to draw plastic baggies (containing three different colors of crayons) from a brown paper bag. The "challenge" is to use these three colors in a project. The project can be anything from pillow to tablerunner to finished quilt. They are due to be shown at our January guild meeting.

Today, some friends and I went to a quilt shop that was new to us. If you are within driving distance of Bedford, IN, this is a shop you don't want to miss. I'll be writing a post on Ginger Threads soon, so stay tuned.

4 comments:

Robbie said...

Bedford! My stepson and family live in Mitchell!!! We take them to Bedford for dinner...although, we haven't been down their way in over 2 years. I love show and tell at any guild!!!

Dana Kroeger said...

I always love to see everyones projects. They are always beautiful and no two alike. Your life sounds so busy and makes me tired just reading how busy you are. Keep blogging!

Lisa Greenbow said...

I like the wave of color in the one quilt. No wonder you like to go to these retreats. So much inspiration.

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you for the quilt show! That was a lot of work. Again, I say I need a retreat! LOL