Around the Retreat Walls

I know, I know….. I said I was gonna blog again.  And here it’s already been a whole week!  But alas, life gets in the way sometimes.  And I had a retreat to pack for and things to get ready.  Because JSS Retreat is a major event!

But you all need to see quilts, don’t you?  So without further ado, here is what’s happening on the design walls so far.  Hopefully I am attributing them to the correct quilter!

Cookie’s.  Love these cool applique designs.

Lynda’s.  I think she is required to make a few more courthouse steps!

Judy’s.  Love those cute happy prints!

Suz’s.  Oh, how wonderful are these stars!

And Suz is a brand new Grandma so be sure to ask her about little baby Ethan.  She made this cute little book just for him!

Isn’t it fun?  (And please don’t ask why this pic is sideways.  Just turn your head.)

Mimi’s.  I need to find out about the rest of this quilt!

Patti’s.  Notice the cute little Inklingo no-waste fussy cut stars!  See them in between the blocks?

Cindy’s.  What a cute Christmas quilt!  I want one!

Karen’s.  Wow.  Just wow.  And it all started with a Saturday Sampler Block of the Month.

Peggy’s.  More Wow.  And…… what is she thinking?  <grin>

Sue G’s.  Sweet little foxes.  Very cute.

Dena’s.  Stack ‘n whack.  Dena is now over the moon with Inklingo and the no waste fussy cutting!  She did these blocks before she knew about Inklingo.  Silly girl!

Sue H’s.  Cute little wool piece that she’s had a l-o-n-g time.

Sue H’s newest project.  How fun is that?

Peggy’s amazing wool with tons of cool embroidery stitches.  Neato.

And for those of you non-quilter’s out there who read my blog, this is just a small taste of what retreat packing is like.

This small suitcase contains everything I need for the week as far as toiletries, clothing, etc. goes.  Pappy wanted to be in the picture too.  Because we can’t have a Just Sayin’ Sew blog without a cat pic, right?

This is the amount of quilting related things I brought this time.  And my pile is small compared to what some of the gals brought along.  Like their whole sewing room.  And they bought more fabric when they got here.  (And yes, there is a sewing machine in that pile.)

Because retreat is all about the quilting.  And the laughter.  And the wonderful friendships that we share with our love of quilting as our bond.  A diverse group of ladies all brought together with a common love.  And oh, my how we’ve laughed!

For those of you who have been here before, here’s a little trip down memory lane.  We read this blog post together here today and laughed about that retreat as if it were yesterday.  If you were here, you’ll get a big laugh out of remembering it too.  I’m talking to you, Vicki.  Were your ears burning today?  We wondered if Karen told you the retreat dates this year.  Ha!  Click the link and check it out!

More to come…… we have 2 more full days of fun ahead!
Hugs,
Barb

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4 Responses to Around the Retreat Walls

  1. Diane Wyte says:

    Love the show and share!!! Thanks, Barb. Everything looks awesome and a real feast for the eyes! xoxo to all!!

  2. Karen Smith says:

    I so enjoy the neat ideas and beautiful quilts at Retreat. All of the ladies are such talented quilters.

  3. Cathi says:

    Wow – the design walls must be so much fun to look at that it gets hard to do your own sewing! I’m surprised one of the kitties didn’t try to sneak in to one of those quilt-related things you were taking!

  4. Karen says:

    It is always inspiring to see the projects being worked. Lots of wonderful quilts there.
    Cheers, Karen
    http://sunburntquilts.com.au/

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