Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Retreat pictures

Finally had time to download my camera so here are a few pictures........more to follow
some of the quilts

Wonderful cake provided by Phyllis Towle made and decorated by her daughter Jenny; isn't it wonderful

This group are the ladies who attended my first quilt retreat 10 years ago and they are still here :) Thanks

More wonderful quilts

And a few more quilts. You see lots of bargello quilts as a group of ladies at last years retreat challenged each other to complete a bargello, quite of few had bought a kit a number of years ago and decided it was time to get them completed. Aren't they beautiful.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Survived a great retreat all the wonderful ladies who attended my 10th retreat. It was fun as always; not much sewing done by me but lots of talking & eating. Hi Donna let me know if you are reading this, I love comments.
As you can see I have started the countdown to next years retreat. I was going to try and combine this blog with my personal blog but it is too technical for this brain tonite. If you want to know what I' m doing between retreats check out

Sunday, September 18, 2011

25 days !!!!

Can you believe it's only 25 much to do.
Can't wait to see everyone, better get ready.

Monday, August 29, 2011

45 day update

The time creeps slowly closer, are you getting ready? Me neither LOL!!

Update re Slave Lake quilts - the response has been a little overwhelming so I just wanted to add we were looking for only 1 or 2 blocks per person as we don't have batting, backing and time to make more than 2 or 3 quilts. They are also receiving a lot of quilts from allover so if we send just a few it will help. A couple of people have a completed quilt they would like to donate and this is an option if you like. We can get them delivered if you bring to retreat or you can mail them directly. Any questions please email me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What to bring to Retreat

I have just sent an email to everyone whose email address I have that is coming to retreat in October to let you know special events we will be doing this year.

Mystery Bag Swap - whatever type of bag you choose containing about $25 of quilty items which will be swapped Sat evening-this is optional and great fun.

Garage Table - small items which anyone can purchase for a donation to Camp Sunnyside.

Blocks for Blanket Slave Lake - 12 1/2" Disappearing 9 patch or Buckeye Beauty

If you have any questions please email me.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blanket Slave Lake

I have just heard about this great project to help the people of Slave Lake who lost everything in the fire awhile back. Check out this blog for more info They are trying to have a quilt for everybody so I think anyone who is interested could bring a quilt block to donate and we will make quilts from them. If everybody brings one block we could make at least 4 quilts. I will email everyone with suggested block patterns and colors, Linda said they mostly need more guy quilts so I will follow this up soon.

Can you believe it? 58 days until retreat!!!!

I haven't checked in here for awhile and was quite surprised to see my countdown calendar says 58 days until retreat, that sounds so close. I hope you are all as excited as me, I can't wait to see everyone and meet the new people.
It is getting close....... need to decide what I will work on and get things prepared and packed to bring to Alberta. I'm trying right now to finish a number of UFO's so hopefully I can start something new, maybe 2 or 3 new things...wouldn't that be fun.
Updates to follow soon

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Update Fall retreat

This is a big "THANK YOU" to everyone. All spots are verified and paid for, you guys make my job so much easier.
If anyone is interested there are 6 spots available-email if you have any questions.
See you all in the fall.....enjoy your summer.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

More than 1 retreat?

I don't know about anybody else but I feel like I am ready for a retreat long before October. I guess i better get busy looking into that. I would love to host one near here but would love another excuse to go back to Alberta for one in the spring. Not sure where there is room and you usually have to book a year in advance so prob looking at spring 2012 already - my how time flies.