Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BLUE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Twice a year I go on a weekend retreat with my sewing buddies.  We call ourselves the Quarter Bees ... because we really try hard to get together 4 times a year ... a couple of sewing days and a couple of weekends.

For the weekends, we go to the Blue Mountain Retreat Center in western Maryland.  It's a GREAT place to go - quiet, functional, not too far away, but far enough away from home responsibilites.
 It's in the woods with lots of pretty flowers all around.  Each morning a deer wandered through the yard.

 On the second day (we went for 4 days) - we had our own little quilt show.  These were UFO's and now they're finished quilt tops!


Cappy finished a couple of orphan quilts, Tara finished a baby quilt, Teresa finished a baby quilt and a Hunter Star.

 I finished my Pat Sloan, Walk in the Moonlight quilt.


Throw in a little laughing, a little knitting and a lot of eating ... that's what a quilt retreat is all about!

9 comments:

CityHouseStudio said...

Wow, what beautiful quilts!
A retreat like this sounds wonderful!

Julia said...

Lovely quilts! And a great place to get away from this heat.

~The Bargain Babe said...

A quilt retreat sounds like so much fun!

noga quilts said...

What a wonderful experience! The best of all worlds - going to a beautiful place with your best friends to do some quilting together! Sounds like a dream. And the quilts are gorgeous.

Riel Nason said...

That picture of all the quilts on the railing is great. I should go to a retreat sometime -- they always sound so fun!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

A quilt retreat, sounds amazing! I LOVE your quilt...how intricate!

Deanna said...

Beautiful quilts! A quilting retreat sounds wonderful! Ours would be small, though. There's only 2 others I know (in person) who quilt. = )

susan said...

Oh, I would so love to go on a retreat but you don't really hear of them in the UK much.

littlemissmk said...

wow, what a beautiful place to visit! and what a great weekend. amazing quilts- you and your friends have a lot of talent!