|Fantastic view from our sewing area.|
I just got back from our second STITCH retreat at the home of one of our members on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.
My non-quilting friends always ask, "What do you do on a quilt retreat?" Well, we sew our own projects, eat, relax, talk, laugh, walk, drink, bond, enjoy the scenery and repeat for a few days with no other distractions ...
|Carol works on "Gig Harbor Red."|
|One of Linda's bowls takes shape.|
|Janet's delicious white chicken chili and Carol's salad on night one.|
|Our gracious hostess, Anne, who has made her home a work of art.|
|Second night's chefs, Delaine and Judi,|
with Anne starting the food line.
|A few of us took a walk on the beach as soon as we arrived.|
|Linda strikes her mermaid pose.|
|Delaine shakes the glitter from her tulle outside, but she still |
walked around most of the retreat with glitter on her nose.
|Linda models two of her coiled fabric bowls.|
|No explanation needed.|
|The scenery was non-stop inspirational.|
We soaked in color everywhere,
from socks to flowers to fabric and sky.
|Janet arranges a color flow.|
|The start of my jelly roll quilt.|
Here are more shots of
patterns, color and play:
|Judi's apple pie. I had three pieces.|
|Janet does some hand quilting.|
|Anne's sewing alcove, which started as a library.|
Before we left, we took the
|I'm behind the camera.|
It's always good to be home, but I already miss the sisterhood, support and bonding time.
Delaine also did a blog post about the retreat:
Have a colorful day