Sewing Retreat Weekend

About once per quarter, some ladies and I get together to sew for a weekend. We’ve been doing this for over a year now and it’s definitely a trend we’re going to continue. This time, we sewed at Becky’s house in Topeka. I love getting some good sewing time in along with being able to chat with the ladies. They’re wonderful people and amazing quilters.

One of my favorite part of our weekends is Show and Tell.

Marie's Quilt


Marie started off the Show and Tell. I’ve never seen a quilt like this. Apparently, the blocks are colored using crayons.

Marie's Block


Isn’t that interesting? This is going to make a great baby quilt, but I haven’t quite figured out how the crayon won’t wash out, even after being heat set. It’d make a great wall hanging though. Marie’s sashing choice is fabulous!

Marie's Quilt


Marie also finished this top. It’s flannel and will be a perfect baby quilt. I love the pop of yellow in it.

Embroidered Block


This was one of ┬ámy mom’s items, but my grandma actually embroidered it. Grandma has been doing a lot of embroidery lately.

Embroidered Block


They’re just such cute blocks. Mom’s going to make them into small pillows and I can’t wait to see them finished and in her house for Christmas next year!

Churn Dash Quilt


Mom also made this quilt, which I want to steal for myself. I love churn dashes. She free motion quilted it and although she is quick to point out the flaws, it’s fabulous! It’s backed with flannel and will be a throw for their living room.

Becky's Quilt


Becky finished this amazing quilt. She was working on it at our very first retreat. It’s a block of the month. The bright colors are fabulous and the paper piecing is perfect. I can never get intricately paper pieced blocks like that to turn our square, but Becky can. She’s amazing. I don’t even know what to say about the quilt because it’s so fabulous.

Cathy's Quilt


Aunt Cathy is going to have this quilt done soon. She’s going to buy some dark mauve/maroon sashing fabric and then have the top quilted. It’s an Underground Railroad quilt and I believe it came from a book. The story is the 16th block, which is an awesome idea. I would never pick out these colors for myself, but they’re stunning together! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.



Aunt Cathy also showed this ornament table runner. It’s quilt as you go (QAYG). I think it’s adorable and would be awesome in blue, white, and silver fabrics.

Marilyn's Quilt


Finally, Marilyn showed this quilt, which I love because it’s low volume. Plus, I can stand tan. If this was browner, I would not like it as much. I can do tan though. This began as a block of the month, but the pinwheels were not part of the BOM. Marilyn did some awesome designing to make this quilt fabulous. I can’t wait to have my own low volume quilt!

As always, we had a fabulous time. I’m hosting the next retreat in April and Sew Together bags are on the agenda!

  1. Kim’s avatar

    Sew much fun!!
    Love hanging out with everyone and can’t wait to come to your place this spring!


  2. Debbie Meador’s avatar

    I’m going to start buying zippers soon. I love show and tell too!



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