Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, September 29, 2013

STITCH retreat on Whidbey Island

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.

Rolling along.



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
line-'em-up-and-shoot-'em shot:
 
I'm behind the camera.
Then Linda and I made a Starbucks stop before getting on the ferry from Coupeville (on Whidbey) to Port Townshend and then the final drive home.
It's always good to be home, but I already miss the sisterhood, support and bonding time.

Thanks, everyone!


Delaine also did a blog post about the retreat:
http://delainegatelyquiltlady.blogspot.com/2013/09/home-from-retreat.html

Have a colorful day
 

3 comments:

tiedyejudy said...

Wow! Sounds like a great retreat, and what a beautiful spot to have it at! Lots of beautiful pix...

Judy Ferguson said...

You are just sooooo fortunate to live in such a wonderful spot and have such fantastic friends. It is rare.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh geez, Sherrie, TAKE ME WITH YOU next time. What a wonderful collection of beautiful and inspirational pictures. And it looks like you even got some work done! ;-)