Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2010 Retreat

The Prairie Hens quilt Retreat for 2010 will be Thurs Oct 14 to Sun Oct 17. I will be sending out individual emails soon with all the information.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mystery swap

Although there are more pictures at Debbie's site I thought I would post these of the Mystery swap we did this year for the first time. It was a lot of fun and I'm sure we will do it again next year. Each participant was to bring approx $20 value of quilty things in whatever type of bag they chose. As you can see we had quite a variety of bags which made it very interesting. I marked each bag as it came in with a scrap of fabric; each person then picked a scrap of fabric out of the paper bag and found the bag that matched. Everyone was very pleased with what they received. I received a kit that looks to be very interesting-I will post pictures when I get it made (don't hold your breath though as it could be awhile before it makes it to the top of the pile).

My pictures from retreat

I have attached a few pictures from the retreat; Debbie's are much more extensive so make sure you check them out also.

Mystery quilt. Hopefully everyone brings their completed one next year and we will do photos of all of them.

Black & White Strip-twist

Scrappy Strip Twist

As was explained in the demo the Strip Twist pattern is provided free of charge by Bonnie Hunter on She has a lot of great patterns as well as great ideas on how to deal with scraps as in sorting and using. Be sure to check it out. There is also a new mystery on her website starting soon. This will be scrappy and mostly uses 2 1/2 strips; you may want to check it out.

New Retreat photos

We have a new slide show of this years retreat pictures.
Thank you so much to Debbie for being our official photographer, the pictures are great.
The link to the left is updated - follow the instructions and have a look. In 11 months we will do it again.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another successful retreat!!!

Thank you everyone for another great retreat. I am back in BC for the winter and although it is raining today it is 11 above so not too bad. Planning underway for next years retreat; it looks like we may be full very soon. I will post pictures here as soon as possible as well as updates regarding next year. If you come to check out the blog, please leave a comment so I know if anyone is looking.
Talk soon.