Sunday, March 25, 2018


I'll keep the retreat report solely focused on quilt most retreat gatherings.....we get silly and all those antics really need to stay only within our group!!
Lynn arrived all bundled up as it was cold up in the mountains....carrying a special chair to sit on...which immediately sort of fell apart as she adjusted the height!  Let the laughter begin!!
 Marene brought a fabulous piece she made using ethnic the bits of yellow/green to make it pop.
Here's her completed quilt top at the end of day 3!
Georgia Bonesteel loves to make Trip Around the World quilts using a clever strip piecing method she developed.
 Kate sews faster with more accuracy than anyone I know......she brought a couple of kits she made up at home using her Accu-Quilt cutting machine....but STILL....there are a LOT of pieces that were sewn together.
Here's another one Kate "whipped" up.....amazing use of scraps!!
 Judy too came prepared with everything cut and pinned to a piece of flannel.  Unfortunately, since her measurements were off, it took Kate to develop a rescue plan to make it all fit together.  It will be a beauty when completed.
 Leigh Anne teamed this great center panel with a truly inspired patchwork border....we all gushed over this design!
 Barbara played with scraps.....she has such a knack for combining prints!
Barbara also had time to start a disappearing 4 patch wall the color choices!
10 of the 14 members of PTA came to retreat......starting top row left to right.
Kate Weston, Lynn Harrill, Marene Parsons, middle row: Janice Maddox, Mary Stori, Georgia Bonesteel, Linda Cantrell, Leigh Anne Myers, Bottom row: Barbara Swinea, Judy Simmons.


Kathy said...

Wonderful to be able to spend time with good friends doing what you love!

Nancy said...

Everyone got lots done! And it is inspiring to see what all are working on. I get like that at a quilt show- I can hardly wait to get home to sew!

Ann Scott said...

Thank you for sharing (some of) your special time with friends. I loved seeing the quilts - very inspiring!

The Idaho Beauty said...

So fortunate that you are still getting together with these great gals year after year. Retreats really can spur you on and a lot can get done in spite of all the silliness. Well, maybe BECAUSE of all the silliness! ;-)

Robbie said...

I did see some of these on Judy's blog...and they are wonderful..but I don't remember the stool story! HA You gals do have fun and so you should!!!! What a great show and tell!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

That was great fun but you neglected to show the beautiful piece you were working on!