"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quilt Retreat

Working away
This weekend was the quilt retreat put on by the local quilt shop, The Quilting Squares.   Kathy and Kay did a great job and we all had a wonderful time.   I met so many nice women!!  My goal for the weekend was to finish a quilt top that I bought as a kit way back when the family lived on Foster Creek - eight or nine years ago.  Success!!!  It was a pleasant surprise to find that at some point I had actually cut the pieces out and made a few blocks.  It took me most of the weekend but the top is finished.  I'll piece the backing tomorrow and Cathy is going to quilt it using her long-arm.

Finished except for the borders - I added them
after this picture was taken.

Lea and Cathy - Cathy spent the weekend knitting.

It wasn't all quilting:)  We had no wine before its time.
Patsy and the quilt she
is making her brother.
Besides quilting, there was lots of talking laughing and eating!  Eighteen women attended the retreat that was held in a facility about 1.5 hours from Nashville.  There were nine of us on each floor and we all had plenty of room to work and spread out our "stuff" as necessary.   After I finished piecing the top, I cut out a shirt from a Sewing Workshop pattern  (the Hibiscus) so hope to have another sewing project done soon.  We are all ready for a repeat of this great weekend next year.
Linda and her gorgeous quilt!

It was really inspiring seeing all the beautiful quilts and projects under construction.  I am way out of practice.  Taking some quilting classes is now on my agenda:)   This was the first time I had worked on any quilting in several years.


Rhoto said...

What a VERY nice event!! Quilting, nice women, wine ;)
(I thought the title was "Quiet Retreat"... maybe I'm in need of another, eh ;)
Warm greetings,

Anonymous said...

Your quilt turned out great! All of them are gorgeous. One of these days I'll get to go on one of these retreats. Your bed and breakfast looks very inviting. I'm still planning to come once I get all this chemo junk out of the way.


Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful Quilt and the bed and breakfast looks so nice and cozy... oh yeah I am addicted to Words with friends too.

Doris W. in TN said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Peggy, and I love the colors and pattern. Simple designs are my favorites!
I've had some blue & yellow fabric in my stash that was collected 10 years ago. Will you please send some of that piecing mojo?


Donna said...

It looks like so much fun!! I love your quilt! And now you will be hooked, like I am! And your place is just beautiful - I hope to get out there someday! And I'll bring my quilting!

Anonymous said...

Peggy, the sewing/quilting retreat sounds like a wonderful gathering. Where was it held? I'm so glad you're enjoying your new activities/friends/renewed quilting.


Anonymous said...

You look so happy in the pic with your sewing machine. Looks like a great quilting retreat! ~ Christa :-)

Peggy said...

Beautiful, Peggy!