Thursday, February 12, 2015

Retreat Report, Part 2

At a past retreat one of the ladies had everyone make blocks that she turned into a table cloth for us to use at our retreats. She had diva blocks too and told us to pick one that we liked then sign it. These are included in the quilt along with our blocks.

This was the first retreat at which we used the table cloth. We were all a bit afraid of spilling on it, but I think it made it through alright. It's so busy that most stains will be hidden anyway.

We always do some kind of swap. This time it was pin cushions.

We play our version of dirty Santa to do the swap.

Someone usually brings a clothesline that gets hung up in the office area of the place where we stay. Folks hang their completed projects on the line.

We had a great time, as usual. It is a lot of work to pack up your sewing room, drive to the retreat location, unload and set up only to do it all over again in two or three days. However, it is so much fun! The uninterrupted sewing time it worth the effort. As is the good company.

1 comment:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Looks like your retreat was so much fun. Look at all those pretties in the swap! I dislike packing all my sewing stuff into my car just to drive to the LQS to sew with friends. But it is worth it! Nothing like sewing with friends. I love how your sewing friends made blocks for the tablecloth! Beautiful!