Saturday, January 23, 2010

Too much retreat...


Retreat was wonderful...lots of fun, food, fabric, friends, and general fooling around. What I didn't get was enough rest and I am so paying for it. Yup, the cold did a rebound that has laid me out flat for the past week. (don't tell my DH but yes, it was worth it!)

Just a few of the photos...

We have been called the guild that "forces" you to applique. We really don't strong arm anyone but when you see all the great applique quilts these folks make it just drives even the staunchest piecer to search out a straw needle and some freezer paper.... the photo above is a group project for a member's 60th birthday showing her garden and cats!


Can you believe two of our members each made one of these Piece of Cake quilts last year...they kept each other on track each month...right now they are working on the border (when not posing for photos....)The other was done in red...


This was out guild's 12th year holding this retreat and we had over 50 quilters attend! It is a good news bad new sort of thing...great to have all these quilters but now we may have to do a bit more planning. It was only sheer dumb luck no-one tripped over a cord or send a machine flying! We will do better next year....

A new quilter with her first sampler quilt...she finished two during the retreat!
We had some Kaffe Fasset fans there...Maggie has almost finished her top.

and it was nice to see I did not bring the most "stuff...." (good we have honest quilters though there is some great fabric in these totes!) Now it is back to guzzling some Theraflu and climbing back into bed...so glad my DH gave me lots of DVD's for Christmas...I just watched a couple of episodes of Firefly, Wild Wild West, and Cadfael....

23 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh golly, feel better Sio! It looks to me you had so much fun you had nothing left! Rest up!~

judith lockhart said...

It was such a great retreat at Hickory Knob, wasn't it? I'm having my own private retreat at home today to work on my projects I began last weekend!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Oh!!!! I sure miss Hickory Knob with everyone! It is so not fair to be so far away :c(

I hope you have recovered from being laid flat!

Bonnie

The Rabbit Factory said...

Great appliquers in your group!! Amazing quilts!

sewkalico said...

Hope you feel better soon. Such amazing quilts (my favourite is the red one - wow!)

dianne said...

it stinks that you are sick ... at least you get to watch Firefly (i LOVE Firefly)

Connie said...

GET BETTER SOON! Beautiful quilts, I love sampler quilt. Look like you all a had great fun. feel better and HAPPY SEWING

beth said...

hope you're feeling better soon! Thanks for all the quilt inspiration today!

quiltmom said...

what stunning applique quilts Sio- Your friends and guild do amazing pieces.
It looks like it was lots of fun and a great place to find a quilting Mojo that may be lost...perhaps going on retreat is what I need..

Hope you are feeling better soon.
Rest relax and rejuvenate.
Regards,
Anna

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

whee, lots of fun. now get better! and enjoy Firefly

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I hope you are feeling better.

Love all of the pictures of the retreat - and the flowers - button flowers are one of my faves. I miss being close to a quilter's guild.

Lynn

Judy in Michigan said...

I was worried about you after no post for a week, but it's worth the time in bed after such a wonderful weekend. What great quilts and the birthday gift is just wonderful - how nice!! Get better quick - want to see what you worked on.

Ila said...

I'm in love with the button bouquets!

Treat yourself to some TLC!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a great retreat! Love the applique quilt with the red background!

Hope you are feeling better soon...but I agree these things are worth it! (I had my sewing group on Saturday..and I'm in day 2 of recuperation!!)

Catswhiskers said...

Feast for the eyes!! Gorgeous.
Hope you are feeling better soon... you may get a hint or two watching Cadfael's DVDs :) lol

DianneP said...

Can anyone join in these retreats?!! (What a shame I live in Nottingham UK!) I feel I'm missing out on a great time!

Get well soon!!

Purple Pam said...

Glad you had a great time at retreat. Sorry you are not feeling well. Get better soon please! I am working on blocks for that Piece O Cake quilt also. Isn't it beautiful? Thanks for sharing the photos from retreat. It looks like everyone was very productive.

*karendianne. said...

My goodness but you have some amazing talent in your guild, Sio. Thanks for sharing these photos. I know you're getting some rest so I wont go down that road. Just hope Goldie and Brownie and giving you some good kitty love. Macbeth though, where does he hang out when you're under the weather? (oh don't let me leave before I mention that Kaffe quilt. Whew! VERY NEAT)

Cheryl said...

Sorry you are under the weather but I would say by the pictures it was worth it!!! Beautiful quilts and looks to me like much fun was happening. Hope you are better soon.

Dionne said...

I hope you feel better soon! It sounds like a wonderful time. I love the pictures, it's fun to see the finished products, especially seeing two quilts in different colors.

Jess said...

The guild quilts are wonderful! Can you post directions for the button flowers when you are feeling better? Thanks!

Michelle said...

I love to applique much more then piecing. I always take an applique quilt, all cut and ready, when we go on vacation. And when I return all the squares are done and ready to be sew together.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! Look at those amazing applique quilt! And I"m sooo in love with the flowers made out of buttons! What a cute idea!