I can’t believe my good fortune to have participated in not one, but two quilting retreats this year. I posted back in June about our fantastic annual “Seven Sisters” retreat in Rangeley, Maine. Well, somehow one of us found out about a weekend retreat at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunk and we were amazed that five of the sisters were actually able to make it (yes, Charlotte and Kathy we missed you very much – in fact we really didn’t have any fun without you!).
It was organized by Kathy Stanley of Sewing by the Sea. She has two locations, “Sewing by the Sea” in Trenton and “Sew Portland” in (yes, you guessed it) Portland, Maine.
Kathy had numerous projects for everyone (27 quilters attended) from quilt blocks to bags and even a jacket.
Some people (and I’m sure you’ve already guessed that I was one of those rogues) brought their own projects to work on. I had so much hand work to finish that I didn’t even bring my machine (so I wouldn’t be tempted to start something new!).
It was a diverse group with quilters from Southern Maine to Jonesport (over 3 hours between the two groups). I couldn’t believe how fast some of these ladies worked and how much they accomplished.
The weather was sensational. I couldn’t believe that on September 26 (in Maine, mind you) I was able to swim in the OUTDOOR pool. (I’ll spare you any photographic evidence of that event!)
We all had a super time and I hope you all get to participate in a retreat very soon!