Monday, February 10, 2014

4th Annual Block Party Retreat

It was a great weekend to be inside
with -28C temps..
 
 
So once again we transformed the  Mother Theresa Center
 
at
 
 Kenosee Lake, Sk from this......
 
 
 to a sewing factory.....


 
with 16 women putting the pedal to the metal!!

 
Our amazing cook, Shelley ......

 
Took care of all the food....

 
It was time to start having fun!!

 
We are a little group of over-achievers!!

 
The projects being worked on are more and more advanced each year!!

 
To help lighten the mood,
 
 Tianna Whitman did some spa treatment.....

Tianna Whitman and Christine Marcotte
(Arnold's Aunt)
 
Maryann Whitman held some iphone classes to help us stay in touch better...
 
Maryann Whitman and Shelby Love
 
Heather received this fabric last year at retreat
 and
made it into a great quilt...
 
 
Heather's blues and browns...

 
 
OMG...
 
Did we laugh when Heather pulled out her earwarmers for calves...
 
She made Justin a couple pairs for this frigid weather...



Cute bibs made of old jeans and hankies....

 
Wool projects....

 
Lori's Stonhenge.... 
 
 
Tracey's Stars in Batiks....

 
Beautiful panel quilts....
 
 
Terry's 3/4" HST quilt...
 
Yup..she is certifiably crazy!!!
 
765 LITTLE half square triangles!!!!

 
Terry's Miss Rosie's Chip!!!

 
 
Charlene's Winter quilt
 (doing her 'Wilson' impression)
 
from
 
 her trip to Chicken, Alaska!!

 
Christine's Nickle Quilt....

 
in two versions.....

 
Debra's Migrating Geese...

 
Jane's Jenny Beyer quilt....


 
Heather's Star and Pinwheels...

 
Maryann's stitching book (front)
 
 
and back....

 
Terry did an incredible job on her
 
'Northern Wilderness' by Northern Thread Designs

 
 
Each one had a block....
 

 
and an applique...

 
the outhouse....

 
The orca is my all-time favorite...


Salmon....

 
Eagle...

 
Bear...

 
Sunflower...

 
 It was a great time...
 

 
Can't wait for next year!!

 
 It was 4 days of pure fun!!
Christa
 
 
 



7 comments:

  1. It always seems to go by way too fast!

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  2. Your group is amazing and I would like to single out Debra's Migrating Geese. WOW! Actually, WOW to all that you showed. I missed our guild this month because we were in NYC so it was great to see your show-and-tell.

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    1. The migrating geese was a class we did a couple of years ago thinking it was a good paper piecing class. If you finished it, you can accomplish any pp project!! We will have to compile a slide show of all the finished migrating geese. They are incredible.

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  3. Should have added that I bet you had the best tan at the retreat. Loved reading about your trip.

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  4. It looks like you all had so much fun. By the way… I've been to Chicken, Alaska!

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    1. It is always alot of fun with our little group.....lots of laughs and late nights!! Great therapy!

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