Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Quilt Retreat

This past weekend I attended a quilt retreat with my sister. It took quite a few years for my sister to be convinced to try quilting, but she is a math oriented person so she likes that aspect of it. It's not a lifestyle for her like it is for me, but she does enjoy it as a hobby. And she convinced me that I needed a weekend getaway with fellow quilters.


This is our amazing ever patient host/co-ordinator/teacher Deb Beirnes helping my sister to figure out the next steps in making her tablerunner. 



One of the projects I worked on was making the blue July shop hop blocks.  I traced out the centre embroidery block with a frixion pen and pieced the churn dash pattern to surround it.
It really was the perfect piece to work on while at retreat - "The love of sewing is our common thread". Of course I had get some vitamin D along with my vitamin Q, so I went outside to enjoy some stitching in the sun!

9 comments:

  1. I like your reference to quilting being a lifestyle. Very aptly put. Glad you got away. Good for your sister for encouraging you!

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  2. Happy for you that you and your sister could spend time with each other

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  3. I will be getting some vitamin Q tonight when Christine comes over to sew! I'm sure a quilting retreat was just what the dr ordered!

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  4. Vitamin Q on the way for me. I am headed to a friend's house for the weekend. How nice you got to spend the weekend with your sister. I haven't convince my sister either but she does a little sewing.
    Coordinator Deb from St. Jacob's? See looks familiar!

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  5. How nice to have a retreat with your sis. My younger sister would like to be a quilter, but hasn't the time right now. My older sister has made one sampler quilt top and let me know that she didn't enjoy a single thing about quilting. : )
    Love your stitching project.

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  6. "A quilting lifestyle" .... yep, that about covers it! What a blessing to be able to share your love of quilting at a retreat with your sister! And love that little stitchery - perfect!

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  7. Vitamin Q & D are perfect for a Retreat! Glad your sister saw your NEED and went along to play. I have the need but my Sister is on her Mission in SLC. It'swill be another Stay-cation Retreat this week for me. Gotta finish something before the Mystery starts.

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  8. It must be so lovely to have a quilting sister - neither of mine can even sew a button on! And they still get my mum to do any sewing for them (one sister's in her late 30's and the other in her late 40's, no hope!). I love your embroidered blocks Kathy and what a sweet sentiment in this one. Great new photo in your header too - looks like the perfect place to sit and read a book to me...although I'm surprised you're reading and not embroidering! Have a lovely weekend, see you Sunday :)

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  9. Looks like a fun retreat, even better to share it with your sister.

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