Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Retreats are Awesome!

If you ever have the chance to get away for a quilting retreat weekend I highly recommend that you do so.  I attended a retreat this weekend sponsored by the Dauphin Crocus Quilter's Guild of which I am currently a member and the Flin Flon North Star Quilt Guild, which I used to belong to.  The retreat was hosted by Wendy and George at Fabriculous.  I plugged my camera in to make sure it was charged so I could take a lot of pictures, but forgot it at home so I will have to send you over to Kathy's blog for all the details.

I was able to get the borders on my latest quilt with the help of a friend - thanks Kathy!  I had purchased a different fabric for the border. (I actually picked the border fabric first and picked all the others to go with it.)  

When it came time to measure the borders, Kathy gently encouraged me to consider other options. (My original choice was doing nothing to enhance the quilt.)  I had to get my head wrapped around changing my plan but I am glad I did!  Now to come up with a quilting plan, and time to get it done.  Could this be a new pattern for Highway 10 Designs - time will tell...


  1. It was such a great weekend with friends. There were times when it seemed like socializing and shopping were going to take over the sewing, but quilters would never allow that to happen! I like that phrase, "gentle encouragement". I have been swayed several times by gentle encouragement.

  2. I saw this one on Kathy's blog and it really turned out fabulous!