Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall Quilting Retreat

After our annual Dog Kennel Quilt Show us kennel girls thought it would be a great idea to get away to St. George.

Lynda and Sue had condos that they were willing to share so the retreat was planned.  What a wonderful reward after all of our hard work.  Not everyone was able to attend, but eight of us could hardly wait.

Even though it was back in Sept.  the memories are still fresh in my mind.  We laughed, we ate (like queens), and sewed into the wee hours of the night.  Or, maybe I should say morning.

Some of us, not mentioning any names Raeann; (lol!) cut for days on end. 


While others (Susann)  had fun ‘plating’ up pretty fabric squares.


And one cut and plated.


There were those that were ‘Fall’ struck and could sew nothing other than the colorful shades of Autumn.

Yes, that would be you Janey.




Some people’s work was so professional that she put a few of us to shame.  I am so regretting that I didn’t get a picture of JoyLyns perfect block.



Sue has an amazing start on her quilt using the 2” squares we have been exchanging this past year.



Jill made a darling Valentine quilt and sewed a fun animal one for charity.  The Valentine quilt was a bit frustrating for poor Jill.  The instructions were wrong which caused her to do a fair share of unpicking.  A quilters nightmare!


Once that was behind her she got a great start on a darling snowman quilt.  She purchased the fabric in St. George.


Lynda really got a head start on next year.  She made this fun Halloween  wall hanging and started on the  Winter one too.  Lots of little detail in this baby!


Some of us. . .that would be moi worked on things that they had started ages ago.  Even actually finished a couple.  May have done a bit of unpicking too.


We worked for hours on end, but still found time for a bit of snacking.  Oh, and shopping too!  And some of us even went to see “Mary Poppins’  at  Tuachan.


Quite a few of us sewed some quick and easy charity quilts that RaeAnn had brought.





I think everyone there would agree that we were the ‘Crazy 8’, but oh what fun we had!


And a big shout out to RaeAnn and Susann for buying and cooking our delicious meals!

Keep on quilting!

The Kennel Girls



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