Monday, July 19, 2021

Design Walls at Retreat

OMG, retreat is turning out to be so much fun! I'm with a great bunch of girls and I'm enjoying getting to know them better. We have all levels of experience; everyone is super helpful.  They're working on some amazing projects. 

The retreat ranch where we're at is a lovely Southwest style house in southeastern Arizona. We're at 5000 feet elevation, so the weather here is much cooler and more pleasant than in Phoenix. There are nine of us and we have a large sewing room, comfortable accommodations, fantastic meals, and happy hour out on the patio. 

Sewing room

Fine Dining

Gourmet Lunch

Cocktail hour on the patio

It's fun to see the projects everyone is working on. Here are some of the design walls. These photos were taken over three days and some projects progressed farther than this. Photos of people and projects are posted here with their permission. 
Linda L and her cactus

Linda's Loopy project

Linda S building a spiral

Donna's Christmas wall hanging

Donna's flannel donation quilt

Karen with Jean

Jean's Blocks

Karen's blocks

Nancy's trees

Robin's stained glass blocks

Me with my Snake Quilt blocks

My Star Spangled Spiral blocks

My quilted pillow cover

We had four days of sewing, friendship, and fun. I've really enjoyed getting to know these girls and I feel really welcomed by them. I hope I get to come back next year! 

Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


  1. Looks like a fabulous place to retreat! Glad you had a productive time as well as a lot of fun.

  2. Hooray for such an excellent time at retreat, and look at all those snake quilt blocks you have put together now; wow!!

  3. What a great retreat!!! I can’t believe how much everyone got done!!! Love all the projects!!! Your pillow cover looks great!! Every retreat I have been to I ate and talked more than I sewed! Ha! There were also a lot more people at my retreats; 9 is a good number!

  4. It looks like you had a productive retreat with ample time to socialize. There were some wonderful projects underway.

  5. Looks very fun! Does the retreat center provide all the meals, or are you taking turns in the kitchen?

  6. Oh that was fun just seeing how much fun all you ladies had!! Great projects that everyone is working on.