Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back from Spring Retreat

Here are the pictures I took at our Quilters Spring Retreat. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

Hi Everyone. Well I am home from the Quilters Spring Retreat.
We had such a good time. The meals were fabulous and the weather was perfect
There were 32 in attendance , all sewing like crazy. Some made bags, some worked on jackets and quilts... me..... well I took my English Cottages to work on AGAIN!!!!. This quilt has been a real thorn in my side and I was not enjoying the journey with it. My girlfriend talked me into doing it along with her, so I jumped in although a lot of browns was not really my cup of tea. I did put a lot of money into it so I carried on..... My GF was working on hers while her DH was sick, and when he died she just felt it had too many sad memories so she put it aside......Anyway this was the 9th time I dragged this to retreat and FINALLY I got the major borders completed. They were different than what I had done before. It was like the boston common centre and a lot of sewing....I still have to make 4 corner blocks to complete the border. Believe me You will hear me when it is all done. It will be awhile as I plan to hand quilt it.

PS if you want to comment you have to scroll down a long way..... wonder why?? I tried to fix it but no luck!!!


Dogwood Flowers said...

Hi maggie, I got a new address. Email me I use to be cherishfriends. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a nice day.

jan said...

Hi Maggie, that looked great fun, I am really looking forward to seeing that Quilt finished!!!
Sometimes when that happens to me I go right to the bottom of the space area, then use the back button until I get to where the typing sends. It works for me, give it a go, it kind of deltes as it goes along if you get what I mean. Jan :-)

Genie said...

Hi Maggie,
looks like you had a great time.

Reflections of life and art said...

Maggie, some of the pics you can enlarge and some you can't..but what I could see, looks like you all had a great time!
Thanks for sharing.....I echo Jan's comment...can't wait to see the quilt finised...lol!


Miri said...

Looks like you had a great time! Lots of lovely quilts and friends!

Barb said...

Oh that retreat looks like it was loads of fun..it's nice when you can be with people who share your same interests.

Chef E said...

Oh I love it, so you are a quilter, I should have guessed! I used to do needle work, as well as sewing as I said in the first post...maybe one day I will get back into it!

I still have my grandmothers quilts she made for my two kids!

Jen said...

Hi, just stopping by after you commented on my site, www.thethriftyhome.com
Very cute blog! I am actually going to attempt my very first quilt. I have tied quilts before, but this time I am actually going to quilt one. I'll have to check back here to see if you have any quilting tips when I start.