As with all retreats there is no shortage of food & drink!
A wine that we enjoy is Apothic "Dark" which is a limited edition. I know that bottle looks lonely on the table but I brought 2 more!
Great gift during this Spooky Season!
Hubby suggested next time to use licorice as the thread.
He is quick learner!
Also made some Button Chocolate Pops.
Looks like I was on Button kick for this retreat!
These are only a few friend photos.
More to come when I post the Show & Tell next time.
I love a good scissor fabric!
One of my "Blogging Besties" Kelly from Pink A Dot Quilts blogspot meet up with us at Burkholder's Fabric. Kelly is the one that has turned my eye onto low volume prints. There is a art to using these fabrics and she has mastered it! If you can visit her blog!
And of course-- in Helen fashion I had to pick up low volume in a darker version.
This is Radiance by Robert Kaufman. This is when photos do no justice. These are a silk blend that add sheen & richness to a quilt top. I do have plan for these!!
For 6 days we were laughing, sewing, meet new friends, saw old friends, shopping, camping and eating/drinking. And I am smiling with a big grin, thinking back on all that great memories that were created along with some great quilts.
Last Tuesday, Denise & I took off to Spring Gulch campground
near Lancaster Pa. to camp.
OK I will admit it.
We were glamping verses real camping as you can see!
We were minutes from Intercourse, Bird In Hand, Ephrata,
Denver and Lancaster Pa.
So need I say more----there are fabric stores everywhere!
(a high school friend of Denise's that lives in Lancaster).
Denise & Renee
The best way to tour Lancaster Pa. is with someone who lives there! Renee took us to Rachel's Cafe & Creperie. Words can not describe how incredible the crepes were! Click HERE to see what was on the menu! We also went rummaging through some of the neatest historically buildings that have been preserved with artsy and vintage items called Building Character.
Renee, Denise & Diane
So after some incredible lunch crepes we had a
warm chocolate, caramel & banana crepe!
After being downtown Lancaster we of course went to a fabric store--again! But later returned to the campground for a cocktail, campfire ,smorses and chatted to the wee hours!
Next day we packed up and headed over to the retreat!
We were to bring blocks from our challenge fabric (the rust with dots).
As fate would have it I only took a picture of half of the block!
But here is a picture of the blocks that were made. Can you find mine knowing what 1/2 looks like?
Jacquelynne's Steve is the creator of a free BOM starting October 27th. All you have to do is send her your email address--that's it! You can sign up HERE! Reasons why I am doing this! I have never done a online BOM before. Finish when you can-no time limit. Use my stash! Make as many or as few blocks as you want. Support a fellow New Jerseyian. And it is Free! Barb at Mountain Quilt Works is having a great Giveaway. I was on the fence until reading her blog. But I am now in! Stop over for enter her Giveaway! Till We Quilt Again,