Monday, January 21, 2019
It's time for my annual quilting retreat with my local guild. Every January we travel to a retreat center in the middle of nowhere. It's completely free from distractions (and sometimes hot water and often wifi) allowing us to focus on fabric, friends and fun!
I've been attending the annual retreat with this group for over 20 years. How can that be? Surely I'm not old enough to say that? Sigh, it's true though. I'm so blessed to have these women in my life. I love how quilting connects us. Between us we have spent our lives as a nurse, a chemist, a flight attendant, a teacher, business women and moms and now grandmothers. Kind of crazy isn't it?
We've worked on everything from "Dear Jane" quilts to block swaps, hand quilting to strip piecing, you name it, we've stitched it. That is of course when we weren't talking, eating, laughing and generally just having a good time.
I've got plans to work on my guild challenge quilt, my sew along quilt, another version of my spool quilt from Strip Quilt Secrets, and maybe even a little handwork if I can get it prepped. My list is ambitious but I always manage to get a LOT of sewing done.
I also plan to read these books, or one of them, or part of one. Whatever happens is fine with me. It's my retreat and I plan to enjoy every minute of it.
Do you go on a quilting retreat? If so, I would love to hear what your favorite part of retreating is. If not, what keeps you from going? Share in the comments please.
Here's some advice on how to pack for a retreat, and some tips for a great experience.
You can read my other retreat posts HERE.
Enjoy every stitch!