Sunday, October 9, 2016

Retreat Reprise

Finally found the camera -- on the front seat of the van!

The Courthouse Quilt Guild Fall retreat attendance was down a bit from previous years due to health issues (members and/or spouses) and a conflicting retreat. But we didn't let that get in the way of a good time or productivity.

This retreat was a little different in that almost everyone concentrated on one or two big projects rather than trying to finish up a bit of this and that. 

Sit back and enjoy the quilt parade.

Nancy's Diamond in the Rough - Debbie Caffrey pattern
Nancy and I took this class with Debbie Caffrey quite a few years ago and she finally has her center together. (Mine's been done for a while ;-)) She will add inner and outer borders at home.

Nancy followed that with an Elsie Campbell table runner that has been in her UFO pile for a while.

Nancy's table runner - Elsie Campbell design

Sally worked on several projects.

Sally's butterflies
I love these paper-pieced butterflies, all done in spotted bright colors.

Ari's Stems and Stones - Kelly Young design
Ari got a lot more done on her Stems and Stones, but I missed getting a photo. Donna worked on hers, as well, and I missed getting a picture of that, too.

Donna's Little Trips Around the World - Glad Creations design
Donna has been working on this one over several retreats and finally got the center together.

Cathy's Halloween quilt
Cathy has recently moved so she just grabbed a couple of project bins as she headed out to retreat. She was surprised that this one was begun in 2010 (at least that was the date on the magazine picture).  She came with the blocks/frames completed, but couldn't remember what she had planned for the center of the frames.

I suggested she fuse these cute panels in the block centers and it was a huge success.

Somehow I missed photographing Ruth's and Susan's projects. But, in all honesty, they both work so fast that I couldn't keep up with them!

As for me, I put borders on the baby quilt ...

Baby Shoofly
... and pulled together this traditional strippy ...

The border print is from the French General "Josephine" collection, as are most of the charm squares.

We accomplished a lot and a good time was had by all.

Full disclosure: I'm going to another retreat next week and I just left all my equipment and unfinished projects in the van. I'm ready to rumble!!!


  1. Looks like everyone was really productive! I really love ALL of the projects you shared with us! Way to go EVERYONE!

  2. Looks like everyone got a lot done! Smart plan, to leave all your stuff in the van for your next retreat. Have fun!

  3. Lots of gorgeous projects! You have some very talented retreat buddies.

  4. Wow! Lots of beautiful work there! You must have had a blast hanging out in that hive of creativity!
    Enjoy your next retreat, too. (And that was a good plan! Who wants to pack twice? Unless it's to add just one more project. Or two...)

  5. Great projects in the works. Everyone was quite productive. See you at the NEXT retreat (that you are already packed for!) Ugh! Off to hobble upstairs to get a jump on my own pacing...


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