Thursday, June 24, 2010

Retreat Ramblings Part 2

Some of my new friends have posted pictures and summaries from our retreat.  Go check out Doris, Shelly, Terri and Shelly's blogs.  I posted some yesterday about the retreat, and today I have more.

Again, thank you to Victoria for inviting me to come and play. It was fabulous meeting her and the others.  The weekend more than met my very high expectations!  I am amazed at what Victoria can design with a bin of scraps!  She is a creative genius!!!!  I can't wait until she uploads her pictures from the retreat.  They are unbelievable.  

Amanda's blog was one of the first I found when I started blogging in September.  It was great to meet her and see some of her quilts I had previously seen online.  We had some fun and interesting conversations regarding blogging...and quilting ;-)  

Toni and Doris are friends IRL and drove to the retreat together.  They are two fun gals, and I enjoyed getting to hang out with them.  I can relate to Toni's checklists and to do lists {even though I teased her some about this}.  Doris worked on quite a few quilt projects, including a beautiful baby quilt.

Mary is a proud grandma with a gorgeous new grandbaby.  She worked on several projects including hand sewing the binding on her hexagon quilt which turned out beautifully.

This quilt was in the Minneapolis Quilt Show.  It is a very cool cowboy themed quilt with a poem embroidered around the sides.  We had our very own cowgirl at the retreat.  You need to click here to see Shelly's Cowboy quilt.  You won't be sorry...and make sure you click on the quilt to see the larger view.  Shelly brought it to the retreat, and it is simply stunning!   I really need one like that in Montana!!!

I'm actually headed out to Montana tomorrow.  Before I leave, I hope to post a picture of what I worked on at the retreat for Sew and Tell Friday.

Have an amazing day!!


  1. It sounds like a fabulous weekend, Rene'; I'm so happy for you!

  2. Looks like it was alot of fun and what a great group of women. Have checked out the other blogs-those I don't already follow and WOW would sum up your weekend.

  3. looks great - lots of fun and productivity! can't wait to see your project.

  4. Have a wonderful trip to Montana! Can't wait to see those beautiful pictures you will bring back. Thanks for sharing more stories and great pictures from our fun retreat weekend!

  5. Yes, I think you need to make yourself a cowboy/cowgirl quilt.

  6. Have a wonderful and safe trip!