Scenes Around the Quilt Retreat Workroom

I’m home from the quilt retreat and after sorting through the mail, I’m sorting through some pictures.  It’s amazing how much we all got done with three dedicated days to sewing (and eating and cheering on the Rangers).  Shots of WIPs (works in progress) during the first day or so turned into photographs of completed works of art.  How cool is that?

The work room at the Compass Centre in Mt Calm was amazing.  As you can see each of us had three tables setup in a U.

There are design walls all around, with cutting tables and ironing stations.  If you run out of anything, there is a shop where you can most certainly find what you need.

Early on the design walls seemed rather bare.  But the girls were hard at work:

Lynda, Sally and Sue O'K

Of course, when the Rangers were playing, all work stopped.  Suz had brought a TV and it was propped up high for all to see.  Do you like our TV stand?

Lynda and I were “newbies” to this retreat.  Amongst other things we were required to make name tags for all the “retreaters.”  We decided to make absolutely fabulous name tags with all kinds of bling.  We stayed up until 2:30 am the first night finishing them.  Aren’t they wonderful?

But most of our time was spent sewing, chatting, sewing and laughing.  So the WIPs accumulated around the room:

Some WIPs went from this:

Suz hopes nobody turns on ceiling fan!

To this:

Suz and Santa

There were projects that had been worked on for several retreats that were finally finished.  Barb finished Janna’s t-shirt quilt and blogged about it too! Be sure to check out Barb’s blog!

Barb puts binding on Janna's T-shirt Quilt

There were lots of cute baby quilts:

There were many beautiful quilts to see but some sights were not appreciated:

Scorpion in the batting

But in the end, watching each work of art evolve was astonishing!  When asked, advise was shared as well as encouragement and  inspiration. Quilts, such as the one below, were results of the maker’s artistic ability as well as the contribution of the women at the retreat.

Lani's Quilt

I was asked as I was leaving if I would come back again – my answer – Absolutely!


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