The small town of Heyburn, Idaho has recently opened a retreat for quilters.
Shelley, an employee of, "The Gathering Place", in Rupert, ID, decided it was about time the quilt shop offered a retreat for quilters and let me tell you...she went all out!
My friends, who I have been retreating with every year for at least 20 years, decided to try it out.
Here are lots of pictures of the fun we had...
I'm ready to start sewing with my little bag Des made me - she is so kind...
Emily, working on her pretty blue & white quilt...
Here's the finished top:
Betsy contemplating how to set these flying geese:
It's a great start!
Betsy also made this cute bag....I wish you could see the zipper pull.
It's a slice of pie with a fork.
It's speaking to me!
Here's Corrie working on piles of projects...
just one pile of DS prints with linen corners....love!
Corrie really nailed it by finishing two quilt tops!
My sister, LeAnn, forever cutting on a king size quilt.
Sewing on the king size quilt:
The blocks are HUGE!
Enough to make you go just a little crazy!
(I love my sister....)
But that craziness paid off.....beautiful!
The beginnings of Des's pretty little baskets...
Progress! (love that little pink one)
Julia worked so hard on these beautiful orange peel blocks.
She used a charm pack of pretties.
It's SO beautiful! Nice job, Julia.
My friend, Carol, worked the entire time on these amazing "T", square-in-a-square blocks.
I don't know that I could have stayed with it that long - I get easily distracted.
But, look at the result!
Shelto is an incredible designer.
She designed this T-shirt quilt as a "thank-you" for a teacher of her daughter's.
It's beyond amazing!
We offered a doll exchange and they were beyond cuteness!
Des's Maverick Stars...
Trimming 1/2 squares - not my favorite thing to do but it's worth it...
Super cool quilt, Emily!
LOVE that orange pinwheel just thrown in.
I brought a lot of little things that just needed finishing and one of them was my pretty "Single Girl".
I sewed the binding on for hand finishing.
I'm so happy with this quilt...I'll blog more about it later.
I added a few more string blocks to my pile - it's starting to look great!
Did you notice this design wall made of sheets of metal?
We're using magnets to hold everything up.
At the end of the day....with my friends.
I loved every single minute of this retreat - thank you, my friends, for the laughter, talents and love you shared for a few short days.
Until next year....xxoo