Back to Reality!

We made it back from retreat and we’re jumping back into the routine slooooowly.  How great to eat, sleep and sew…and do it all again!  Then we get home and there was no one to cook for us.  Boo!!

We had a great time at retreat.  It was our first spring retreat and everyone had a good time and got lots done.  It was a very productive group!


WOW, Mary!!!  This quilt is amazing. 🙂


Here’s Shari showing off her Carpenter Wheel quilt that she took as a class from us a while back.


Here’s Jane, who loves to get her picture taken. 🙂  She said this was the most fun quilt she’s ever made, a Bull’s Eye made easy.


Here’s Marjorie, showing off one of her quilts before she donates it to Gillette Childrens Hospital.  She also makes activity bags to hold color books and crayons for the kids there, so they have something to do while waiting for tests and treatments.004

Nancy showing us her favorite quilt to travel with. It just happens to be New Beginnings, from the cover of Quilter’s Peace.


The girls, waiting their turn for Show n’ Tell. Everyone looks mesmerized by all the quilts. It can cause visual overload!

We always have our fall retreat in November, but it fills so fast, we wanted to try a spring retreat so more people could get a chance to participate.  Needless to say, we’ll be having another spring retreat next year.  It was such a fun group, lots of laughter sitting by the fireplace at night eating popcorn.


Jane and Peg are enjoying the nightly popcorn but still working on their paper piecing projects.  Good job, girls!

023Unlike Cathy, Jan, Elsie, Sue and Kathy….who are just eating popcorn and yakking!

Poor Marjorie stayed up much later at night sewing and it looks like she missed us!!  We just couldn’t make it til 3:45 am!!!

Spring Retreat 2013....3:50am....Where did everyone go.....I was sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and I look up and only the machines and threads were here with me....gotta keep on sewing....we still have electricity!

We all loved the fact that we could watch out the window at the storm whipping across the lake and not have to worry about getting anywhere…except to bed.

We had a small project this year called “Paper Pieced Posies”.  The girls learned how to paper piece, appliqué and make yo-yos with a new tool.  The project is going to be in our new book “Runners Rock”.    We had 2 color ways to choose from; warm, cozy colors or pastels for spring.  Adorable!!001DSC_0944

We had a great group to quilt with and enjoyed every minute.  We will definitely be doing this again!  We already booked our dates for next year.  The spring retreat will be March 16 through the 19th, 2014 and sign up begins November 1st, 2013.


Enough about the retreat, onto our March Madness fun for Friday, March 22nd.  This Friday order ANY Gathering Friends patterns from 12:01 am  to 12:00 midnight and receive 30% off each pattern that your order or come in and buy.  Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!!!!

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2 Responses to Back to Reality!

  1. The retreat was a blast! We always look forward to retreat and this one was full of fun. We’re looking forward to the fall one also. Maybe one of us will rest up so we can stay up as late as you did. (Not making any promises, tho! :))

  2. marjorie godlewski says:

    Had a wonderful retreat with our gathering friends…lots of giggles, good home cooking, and paperpiecing….cant wait for the fall retreat…

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