Is it wrong to be so excited to go to a quilting retreat?
My LQS hosts a quilt retreat 3 times a year. My friend Julie and I attend 2 of them, the November and February retreats. The LQS really knows how to put on a retreat. They bring bolts of fabric, quilt and project kits, they offer mini sessions on new products, and lots of sale items. The even have 2 massage therapists that give a 15-minute back massage. What more could a girl want?
Even though the retreat is in the same town I live in, Julie and I stay at the hotel. It is so much nicer to go to a warm hotel room at 3 a.m. rather than climbing into cold car. I get plenty of strange looks from the hotel staff when they see that I am staying at the hotel. Many of the hotel workers are former students of mine. The strange looks could be because of how tired I look, the random threads hanging from me, or the retreat-themed apparel I am wearing.
My friend, Julie, and I started going to retreats in November 2012. Julie and I tend to talk to anyone around us. It was our first retreat and we were fortunate enough to sit by some great ladies who shared our sense of humor. We now retreat together as a group. The Stewartville ladies have been together for years, but Julie and I have found acceptance within their ranks. There are lots of laughs, some teasing, sharing of supplies, lots of support, and plenty of wine.
So what am I going to pack? According to my husband, it seems that I pack everything I can into my SUV. I always pack more projects than I can complete and have hope that I finish all of them.
- Colorful Christmas Fire Escape quilt
- Joy Fire Escape quilt
- Sew Stitchy Stacked Coins quilt
- Hometown Stacked Coins quilt
A little preview of the quilts:
- Moda Bake Shop pattern – Scrumptious Fairground Banner Quilt
- Fat Quarter Shop – 2013 Mystery Designer Block of the Month (6)
- Vice Versa BOM – January and February Blocks
Vice Versa BOM fabrics – The backing is Acacia by Tula Pink
I have ordered a peony pink, a violet purple, and a dark turquoise to go with these.
Possible new starts:
- Crazy Old Ladies Hex-Plus Saltwater by Tula Pink
- Elizabeth Hartman’s New Wave – Blythe by Rebecca Bischoff
- Moda Bake Shop Geese in the Park – Flirt by Sandy Gervais or PB&J by Basic Grey
Lots to do before Friday! Looking forward to some laughs and serious sewing time!