Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sweet Retreat


Another wonderful Seven Sisters retreat has come and gone. We all wonder how our 3 day stay together can end so quickly. We also wonder why no matter how hard we try to pare down the food and projects we bring, we always end up with too much of both!

I was working on some secret sewing, so I don’t have many photos to share. I did manage to piece my June mini top and will try to get it quilted this week. 
And, a little late night mishap stitching!


Fotini enjoyed her stay despite her inability to work on anything due to a minor mishap – a broken wrist! The rest of us played Little Red Hen and all took a part in stitching her top together. Kathy will do her quilting magic and it will be ready in time for the wedding at the end of July. 




Charlotte stitches us all under the table. She is like the Energizer Bunny! 


Christina can turn the tiniest “discards” into something amazing. I am itching to start one like this! 


Karen M. was working on her fabulous kit from Missouri Star Company. I forgot to get a photo of the center, it is stunning! 

Kathy (on the left) is a creative flea and always works on a dozen or more projects at once. And Karen B. (on the left - aka Susie Karen) was working on some adorable orphan triangle blocks. 
We try to have a challenge of some sort and last year Fotini had given us a bag with instructions to fill it with "unwanted" fabrics over the course of the year. We dumped them all on the table and we all politely grabbed our favorites! And since there is never enough fabric we all made a short trip down the road to visit Cyndi at The Busy Thimble. If you ever get to Maine you MUST visit. It is the best quilt shop ever!!

And, of course we all managed to have fun doing what we do best!

As we said our goodbyes, we decided that our next year's spring retreat would be at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I hope we see some of you there! 



21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gathering! You all were SEW sweet to get your friend's gift quilt together for her. I'm certain she appreciated the assistance (given her broken wrist!)

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  2. Looks like a very productive and FUN retreat! Wonderful for the soul!
    Yeah! I'm glad you rescheduled it to coincide with the Vermont Quilt Festival so maybe we can meet up next year!!
    Love your June mini... I honestly can't remember if I've done mine yet... hmmmmm.
    I'm sure you got lots of other things done too... when will you reveal the results?? vbg

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  3. sounds like fun and helping out your friend with the broken wrist is sweet!

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  4. Looks like the best of times!
    Friends, Food and Fun.

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  5. tis true about cyndi's shop...the very best ever! how wonderful to retreat....

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  6. Beautiful use of florals in your mini. Nice fussy-cutting on the border.
    I recall being unable to stitch for weeks with a sprained wrist. I'm guessing Fotini was thrilled to have you all pitch in.
    Your retreat appears to be a bunch of fun, and what a great idea to have it coincide with the quilt festival!

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  7. How fun to bring left overs you were done with to let ohers dig and play and take it home. Good idea.

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  8. Oh, what fun to be with friends on a quilting retreat! Your mini is adorable. Great idea to bring unwanted fabrics to share :)

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  9. Your mini is adorable and I love a LOT those dutch fabrics !! Your quilt retreat was very fun and productive !! Lovely memories to you !

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  10. Group retreats are always fun and mostly productive!! Great variety of quilts!! Love your mini!

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  11. Love that everybody helped your friend finish her quilt top. Aren't quilters just the best? And your little mini is very sweet. Great fabrics!

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  12. what a wonderful time..........retreats are just the best.........lovely you could make your friends quilt for her..........

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  13. Love your mini with the Dutch fabrics!

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  14. Mini quilt is a sweetie and your retreats sound like fun.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your fun adventure. There's nothing quite like quilting with friends is there?

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  16. Great quilts, thanks for sharing the eye candy!

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  17. Looks like a fabulous wonderful quilt retreat! It's just the best!

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  19. Looks likes an amazing retreat! what fun photos. Love seeing all the project - I guess I'll have to wait to se yours.
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