Quilt retreat!

I went on a quilt retreat last weekend. It was a blast! 3 days of nothing but sewing, sewing, and more sewing. All our meals prepared for us, no laundry, no dishes, no looking for someone’s shoes or coat or backpack. The facility we went to was great! It was at a conference center in Canby, Oregon, on the Molalla River. Our “sewing” room was large and had southern-facing windows that went up 3 stories high, so we had LOTS of light. We each got a 6-foot table to ourselves, and there was plenty of room for cutting and ironing stations. There were speakers on the walls, so we listened to the radio and our CDs as we sewed.

There were quite a few quilts that got close to being finished!

That’s Patty’s spinning pinwheels quilt in the center. I’m not sure what the official name of that pattern is. She used jelly rolls.

Next to it, in the lower left corner, is Joan’s pineapple quilt. It looks very Christmasy, doesn’t it? It’s really green and brown, but my camera has got the Christmas spirit and decided to make it green and red, instead.

A view from the other side of the room. You can see Sue’s Dresden Plate in the corner.

Here’s Nancy’s quilt. Aren’t the colors gorgeous!

Lynette taught us a new block that is super easy and turns out gorgeous! I’ll be blogging about it soon (well, okay, probably not until after Christmas). We all took turns making a block or two, and at the end of the day we had enough blocks to make 3 Passage Quilts!

This is only the second quilt retreat I’ve attended. It’s amazing to me just how fulfilling and wonderful retreats are! I’m so glad The Hubster arranges his schedule so that I’m able to go. He’s a smart guy – a happy quilter is a happy and loving wife!

Peggi, it looks like you had a blast! It’s a wonder you got any quilting done. I’m afraid I’d have spent half my time looking out that huge window at the gorgeous scenery. The quilts are gorgeous. I can’t wait to see this new block you used in the Passages quilts. Will you be doing a tutorial (wink, wink!)? ………Oh, and only 120 days until WE go on our own quilt retreat!!:-)

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