Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Retreat Reminiscing-Part 2

Friend's, Food & Fiber 


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!

Apothic Dark Limited Release, California, USA




 Buttons cookies!

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.


Shopping!

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!!



 I gathered 4 of the Moda Figures charm packs.
And Chelsey from Nini & The Sea  found the backing-isn't it perfect? 



When starting this trip we ended up in Needles & Pins Quilt Shop and found this cute license in fabric! 



 And I now have enough backing to last for awhile!
These fabrics scream my name!




 Till We Quilt Again,


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8 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a blast! I'll be heading to my guild's retreat on Sunday - hope it is as fabulous as yours!!

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  2. It was so nice to meet you in person too!
    It looks like you all had a great time, the cookies are adorable!

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  3. WHat fun you had. LOVE all your fabric choices!! So many people on retreats lately...I'm jealous...but sure do enjoy reading the posts!!

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  4. Yummy looking cookies! (Do you have a particular recipe?)

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  5. Great cookies and looks like a lot accomplished as well.

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  6. Looks like you had an absolute blast! A little green with envy ;) Love the fabric! All.of.it! haha umm.... not to add to your addiction but have you seen RK's new wide backing? . . . fabulous! I got some from Hawthorn's, I'm sure you could get it elsewhere but it has YOUR name written all over it! http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/robert_kaufman_house_designer/spot_on_wide/spot_on_in_black

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  7. I think quilting retreats are the BEST! Love the button cookies. They look super yummy (good idea with the licorice...). I'll see if I can find some of that Apothic Dark. I have like their other wines. And I really want to try some of the RK radiance--it looks very interesting. I got the license plates from both CA and MN so I'm going to make 'sew together" bag with them.

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  8. .I love the button cookies! The licorice is a great touch. What a fun retreat, it looks like a blast! Thank you for sharing with Modern Tradition Quilts linky party KISIMIF.--Shannon

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