October 12, 2009

Quilt Retreat

It must be quilt retreat season---it seems many of the forums and blogs I read are about retreats!
I thought I would share about my own quilt retreat at Bishops Ranch here in northern California that I just came back from. I have the pleasure of attending this retreat twice a year. Totally fun!

My quilting buddy Carolynn traveled from Indiana to attend. There were about 45 of us! Here are Carolynn and I ready to leave. We pack our machines, projects, a few clothes and head out! 4.5 glorious days of sewing, sewing, sewing and talking and laughing and sharing with dear friends! Staying up late and eating some of the best food north of the Golden Gate!

Here are just a few of the wonderful quilts from our Show n' Tell.

This is what I worked on most of the time. I planned to do more, but you know how that goes when you're having fun!

In the midst of getting ready for our retreat, this arrived. In a word "marvelous"! More about the new long arm next time.

The Prodigy Quilter.


Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

a quilt retreat at Bishops Ranch??? arrgghhh!! Did you at least wave in my general direction as you drove past Walnut Creek? Sounds like you had a marvelous time. I'm waiting for February, for "my" retreat in Phoenix. :-)

Ruthie said...

Looks like a great reatreat!

onlymehere said...

I'm anxious to hear about this long-arm! The retreat looks like fun too.

Rhonda said...

Looks like so much fun! I must try a retreat sometimes.
Love your log cabin star! Enjoy your new longarm... can't wait to see more. :)

Purple Pam said...

Your retreat looks marvelous. Lots of projects finished. I cannot wait to see your quilt finished. I am sure you are happy to have your new machine. Its a beauty, for sure.

Val said...

Oh my goodness. I love your blog. I am adding it to my blog list now. And a long arm?? Wow. I am just a beginner but love love love to sew. I have a lot to learn. How long have you been quilting? I love to hear peoples story. Thanks for visiting me and loving my little Granny.