Scenes from the JSS Quilt Retreat

Our bee Spring 2014 quilt retreat is in full bloom here at Compass Centre in Mt Calm, Texas.  Now, this is the best place ever for a retreat!  We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and frolicking horses!

horseshorses-in-the-sunshineI couldn’t resist sharing the horses!

Along with the serenity of Mt. Calm, we have lots of food, fun, friends, fabric, and fabulous quilts on the design walls.  Now, if you want to see the quilts – go to Barb’s blog Just Sayin’ Sew.  she has two wonderful posts (so far) all about the quilts.  Rather than repeat her posts with almost the same pictures, I thought I’d share some of the scenes around the retreat.  Such as…


Patti really put here heart into her stitching….

Patti's-featherweightDee’s featherweight – the blue fabric and thread just makes this machine look too cute!

Dee's featherweightJudy’s featherweight with all the necessities – berries and a seam ripper.

JudyI love the antiquity of these machines – think of all the wonderful creativity and memories associated with each one.  I think they are beautiful – how weird is that?


In line for brunch.  I think Barb may be telling Judy that she’s holding up the line!

brunch-lineSally and Patti are made happy by the giant bowl of berries:


A room full of hungry women:

brunch-timeAnd Davene is excited about the “Slap Your Momma Twice” brunch casserole. You wouldn’t dare take it away from her, would you?

Davene-and-LaniAprons and other garb

We have had a lot of apron making at the quilt retreat.  A really cool way to use your husband’s old shirts (watch out, honey)!  Here Patti is modeling a few of her creations:

Patti-Apron-3Patti-Apron-2Hard to see the cuff pocket – but isn’t that ingenious!?!  Patti also likes her “trash to treasure” Mary Engelbreit apron:

Patti-Apron-1Here Sue is sporting her beauty queen sash.  Check Barb’s JSS Blog to see details of Miss Credit Union!  I hear there is a post coming up all about “The Truth Game” and you really need to know the truth behind the sash!

Sue---Miss-Credit-UnionTie dyed socks on some special feet:

socksHere we decided Madelyn’s striped robe was the perfect compliment to the striped quilt she was assembling!

MadelynNot garb, but maybe future garb – Cindy has become known as a bolt hoarder…


I’ll wear my jammies to breakfast if you do…

Lynda-and-DaveneMadelyn, Dee and Judy – aren’t they some beautiful freinds:

Madelyn,-Dee-and-JudyLynda and Suz – deciding what to work on next…

Lynda-and-SuzTime to power down the computer and power up the sewing machine.  We have less than 24 hours of retreat and 60 million projects to complete!

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7 thoughts on “Scenes from the JSS Quilt Retreat

  1. Fun to see everyone on our quick stop! You all are being more than productive this spring and Bob was just a little amazed…..little does he know :). Must have been those extra hours for sewing after the fire alarm went off!!! Enjoy your last day & I will be there next time.

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