(1) apple butter
(2) bright and shiny days
(3) day trips
In August my bee had it's first ever annual retreat, yes!! We chose Homeaway, a lovely historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland for our 4-day retreat.
There were 17 of us and we had lots of great fun, food, and fellowship. And oh yes, we sewed too!
Loretta taught a fractured workshop, this is her inspiration quilt...
and some of our results!
Sandra taught a needle turn workshop using her leaf quilt as inspiration
Six of the ladies - Gwen, Gwen, Carolyn, Sandra, Marlene and Loretta - had each made a house panel before the retreat.
Here you see them hanging together for the very first time!
Before the retreat each attendee was asked to make a house block.
Among other things the list included a traditional quilt house, an African Hut, an apartment building, a treehouse, log cabin, teepee, birdhouse, outhouse, doghouse...
I chose to make a house boat: Noah's ark with two sets of animals and a dove.
The weekend also included a fish fry, a barbecue, games, a quilt history lecture, a scrap users demo, a skit, a gift exchange - and two quilt shop excursions, just because!
***Giveaway reminder - if you're a U.S. resident and would like a chance to own the crumb blocks that I'm giving away, go HERE and leave a comment, I really want to share them with someone! How would you use crumb blocks if you had a bunch? The winner will be drawn tonight and posted tomorrow!
Sew forth and sew on til later