Monday, October 07, 2013

I'm Back!

It was a fantastic weekend!  The weather could have been better, but since we were sewing all day it didn't really matter if we had some showers.  The rooms were fantastic.  The food was delicious.  And all of my fellow quilters were positive and inspirational.  Our venue was Elim Lodge and we couldn't have stayed in a nicer place.  We were set up in the meeting room.  It was huge and we had lots of room with a table to ourselves.



A few of us morning people went over and started sewing at 6:00am.  You can see how spacious it was.  It was quiet for awhile until more people arrived.  Breakfast was at 8:30am.  I always seemed to eat too much.  Everything was so delicious.  

In the afternoon the place looked more like this.  That's Debra in the black, facing the camera.  Sharing our work and talking about quilting.  What more could you ask for?


The dining hall was down by the beach.  On the way, we passed a cute little church.  I just had to get a photo of it.  


I worked on a couple of quilts while we were there.  The first one is Autumn Dance.  I thought this one was perfect for a fall retreat.  I still have several more blocks to make, but I know I can get them done at home. I also worked on some 'Rolling Stones' blocks.  I saw them on Fons and Porter last week and I thought I would give them a try.  I'll show you when I have more done.


On the way home on Sunday we stopped at a newly opened quilt shop in Newcastle.  It was in the quaintest of buildings as you can see from the photo.  It has only been open for about 5 weeks.  The owners were so kind and helpful. It is called Annie's Quilt Shop and I'm sure I'll be going back there if I am ever in the area again.

It was a great weekend.  I couldn't have done it without Debra's help.  Thanks Deb for everything.  You're the greatest!  Here are some more photos.  I just couldn't stop taking photos!








7 comments:

Dolores said...

Just think though, if the weather was nicer, there may not have been that much quilting going on. Glad you had a fun, productive weekend. I do like your Autumn quilt.

Carolyn said...

Glad you had a good time. Hope you bring what you did to quilting tomorrow along with some stories.

Carolyn

Melinda c said...

the leaves in the quilt and the town both look like fall!

Wacky Woman said...

It looks like soooo much fun! And productive!

Weekend-Windup said...

Good work...

Debra Anger said...

Hetty you were the perfect friend to come along on this quilting retreat. We had many giggles and nights out on the bench sitting under the stars chatting and hearing the wind blow in the trees.
Girls you will not know this but she drew the paper piecing pieces on draft paper then paper pieced them!!! laborious work!!Can`t wait till next year.

dutchcomfort said...

Aren’t those weekends the best? Your Autumn Dance appeals to me!