The retreat I went on recently is at a beautiful ranch run by Sheila and Bill in southeastern Arizona. We are so fortunate to enjoy a great sewing space with lots of design walls. Ten of us went, and all of us made great progress on projects or accomplished finished flimsies. So, in no particular order, here are photos of what we were working on.
Monday, November 13, 2023
Design Walls at Retreat
Paula's paper pieced elephant
Helen's inherited UFO #1
Helen's inherited UFO #2
Judy's "What Happens at Retreat" wall hanging
Linda's blocks, part of a much more complicated piece
Janet's One Block Wonder
Debbie's Tilda project blocks
Nancy's queen size star top
Amy's finished top. Her method of keeping the colors organized
was genius: she wove 1/2" strips of them and glued them to paper
in the placement she wanted. Brilliant!
I finished the top for the baby quilt for my niece; see previous post. I also worked on pillows for my son's sofa for Christmas, at his request. More in a later post.
The setting for the ranch is just delightful, and the weather was conducive to sitting outside on the patio for happy hour. Here's the view to the west as the sun was going down behind the cottonwood tree and the mountain.
And the view to the east from the patio. Note the red building - that's the private quilt shop for retreaters. And yes, we shopped! No tipping, so we generously support Sheila's store.
Sheila and Bill serve delicious meals in a lovely setting. Here's the great room with part of the dining table, as we're anticipating dinner:
And a happy group of retreaters!
Another successful retreat - a good time was had by all!
Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts