Quilting Fun

While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Projects from Canter's Cave Retreat

I understand that not all my pictures showed up in the previous post. I cannot begin to explain why that happened, but I will rerun a couple of photos of Canter's Cave, then show you a project or two.

This is the front/side view from the entry porch of the lodge.

The great room, where we sewed. We set up about 10 tables. It was a beehive of activity!
My humble abode for the 2-night, 3-day retreat.
The cozy fireplace and seating. Wouldn't you have loved being with us??
Jan is making a Lucy Boston quilt. Here is one block ready to be stitched.
I will be back in a future post with more of them. She has lots done.

JoAnn is stitching a binding on a quilt she made for her granddaughter.
I have a picture of the quilt on the camera, so I must remember to post it.
Laura is using English paper piecing to do this teeny tiny tumbling blocks quilt.
Impressed? You should be! :)
Terry finished the top of this wall hanging.

Several of the girls have the Hexie bug - Sheryll has been working on this.
My project was to work on this pastel 9-patch. I have had a jelly roll of pastels for quite awhile,
and this is how I decided to proceed. I think it will be a pretty spring quilt.

Two quilters are not represented here - Sharon O. and Susan. I must have pictures of their projects on the regular camera. I do hope to get my computer issues figured out one of these days. I need my routine back!!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Enjoyable Quilting Retreat

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend 3 days at Canter's Cave for a quilting getaway. It was fantastic. Canter's Cave is most known in southern Ohio as a 4-H camp, but in the off-season, many other groups use the facilities for meeting, conferences and retreats. We were treated to some wonderful spring-like weather, and many hours of sewing and fellowship.

The lodge we used is the "new lodge" or "small lodge," but this hardly looks small, does it? The interior shots will show that it is rather new, however. This next picture is of the great room where we had our tables set up for sewing. There were 8 of us girls, so we filled this area to the brim.
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Below is a look at things from where my sewing station was set up.
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The fireplace had a cozy feel to it, and we used the seating late at night when we were tuckered out from sitting at our sewing machines all day. It was too warm to light a fire, but supplies were available.
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My home for the 3-day, 2-night event was here in Room 4. I had my choice of beds, as we each had our own rooms, so I slept in the bottom of that furthest bunk.

All of these photos were taken after we'd cleaned everything up and packed in our cars to leave. I think you would have enjoyed seeing us in all our creative chaos. Since we booked the lodge for next spring, I will try to remember to do it then.

I have a very sick laptop, and for some reason I am unable to get my iPad to post my pictures. I will try to come back with some details of all the pretties we worked on while on retreat.

Happy Quilting, Friends!