Sunday, March 8, 2015

A great way to spend a cold and colder weekend!!!

The annual retreat at Camp Asbury on Silver Lake was last week (Feb 26- March 1).  Those lucky enough to attend had a blast, stayed inside where it was cozy warm and there was lots of tasty food.  And Sewed!! And laughed and enjoyed being with the good companionship of good friends!

 Everyone comes ready to get started- no time is wasted before sitting at the machine, or getting the rotary cutters moving through fabric!

 And of course, setting out the snacks- and making coffee!

We all love how Julie and Kathi bring big piles of fabric to dig through as they work!!

And Julie brought "friends" to decorate her space!

It's great to walk around and enjoy the variety of colors and projects.....

Jennifer Grimsley's Dresden plates
Kathi Everett's freeform pieced log cabins
Donna Tomski is still working on her fall projects

Melanie Watson's squares for a quilting sampler

There was something different on this design surface- shared by Connie and Jenny-  nearly every time I looked at it!  

Jenny's churn dash blocks

Connie's LeMoyne star, using techniques by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pat Garner starting to lay out her quilt
A later look at Pat's quilt

Eula Serrino's garden bugs

Barb Brady's snowman table runner

Another colorful project at Melanie's table

Mary Kozub working on a piece in her window series

Mary Lowe loves to make One Block Wonder quilts.

A spring table runner at Eula's table

Carol McNally's strip pieced blocks

And a preemie quilt Carol will donate

 And every so often a sort of conference would grow around one project or another...

Eula gets advice on her bug quilt

Lori shows the fabric she got for her landscape project
This will be a gift for a friend who I think rode his bike cross country??

Mary Kozub advises Kathy Belluscio on a project using a gorgeous panel

The best example of this was when Maureen wanted to see the glow-in-the-dark monsters on her pillowcase.

It's not every day you see women piling into a men's room,  the door closes and you hear a collective, "Ooooh!"

On Saturday night we all took a few minutes to play the 1 - 100 game.

Vinnie had the magic touch rolling a six every time....

...and writing really fast!

More people had a chance to win in the second round.

We didn't have a full show and tell, but here are a few of the projects completed at retreat.

Trudy Kutter only needed a binding to finish this witch wall hanging.

Lori Anderson's "Second Floor walk-up" top

Martha Lorshbaugh got this baby quilt appliqued and pieced

Tracy Jachimowicz pieced this sweet baby quilt from fat quarters

Kathy Belluscio plans to add another row of blocks to this one

Donna Tomski donated this to community service- from  a Bonnie Hunter pattern

Kathy Belluscio made two of these- using the design Mary suggested

Another baby quilt Martha Pieced

A jelly roll race quilt made by Connie and Jennifer Grimsley

Alex Hammon has her "Tada!!" moment with her paint chip challenge star

Connie and Vinnie laid out blocks to be assembled at the march guild meeting

Mary Kozub is working on an "Old Italian" block quilt

Show and tell should be filled with projects from retreat very soon!!
Many thanks to Kathi and Tracy for making the arrangements.  See you all next year!!!


Emmy Hartwick said...

:-) I am so thrilled to see all of these pictures of the retreat. Thanks!

Emmy Hartwick said...

:-) I am so thrilled to see all of these pictures of the retreat. Thanks!