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A Time to Sew

March 16, 2012

What a great weekend retreat we had last weekend as our bee went on our annual “bee-treat” at the beach! Lots of sewing, quilting, and knitting mixed in with delicious food and laughter.

It was great to have one of our long, lost members return for the weekend. Kelly moved out of state several years ago but slipped right back in without missing a beat and was able to enjoy all the fun just as if she had never left!

We were able to complete a few quilt tops and get a good start on more projects…

Shirley completed her top using beautiful Daiwabo fabrics.


Kelly made a bathrobe for her son out of John Deere flannel and also got a great start on some pineapple blocks and a quilt top made from plaid fabrics.



A shoulder injury kept Tina from bringing her machine to sew on but she got quite a bit accomplished on a knitted bag that she is planning to felt.


Carol made a gorgeous pinwheel quilt top (don’t know how I missed getting a picture of it) and also took a little time to work on her Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt which she has been hand-piecing for as long as I can remember. It is almost finished and we are ready to celebrate with her when she takes those last stitches!


Lori completed two quilt tops, a bright and happy jelly roll quilt made from a Moda Bake Shop pattern and her version of “Frog Days of Summer”, one of my patterns – Gorgeous!



Bright and happy quilt tops were also made by Ann using Dr. Seuss fabrics which she made for baby quilts.



Julianne managed to crank out 25 lined fabric bags for Beads of Courage, an organization that provides bags to children with serious illnesses to carry their collection of beads.


Julianne also worked on more blocks for her triangle log cabin quilt top.


As for me, applique was the name of the game as I worked on blocks for my grand-daughter, Emma’s, quilt. Photos for that quilt to be posted at a later date.

I think we all came home with great feelings of accomplishment, and a renewed sense of spirit, ready to hit the ground running for the upcoming week.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gail permalink
    March 16, 2012 7:49 pm

    Great job girls. Hope my group works as hard when we go the end of April! Wish I had been here so I could have dropped in on you all.

    • March 16, 2012 7:54 pm

      Thanks, Gail, for letting us use your place! As you can see it’s very inspiring. We’d love to have you join us sometime!

  2. March 16, 2012 9:00 pm

    Sounds like fun!!! I have to miss our spring retreat, Mom and Chuck are arriving in Montana that weekend.

    • March 17, 2012 12:11 am

      Oooh, sorry you will miss your retreat, but I’m sure you’ll have a great time with your Mom!

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