The first guild retreat was an amazing weekend of sewing, chatting, building friendships, and fun. Fifteen guild members retreated together to the Siena Center in Racine Wisconsin which was such a lovely place; everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We’re determined to go back soon.
Ebony’s demonstrating her phenomenal method of machine binding in the picture above.
Here’s Mary, our founding President, displaying a beautiful
blue baby quilt she pieced this weekend.
She also made these adorable spaceship / robot pillowcases for her two boys. Rock Star Mom!
Donna, the guild’s new Vice President displays some gorgeous, funky pieced blocks from scraps of reds in her stash. She also started on her first Drunkard’s path after a little alone time with Mr. T.!
Here’s Ebony, probably our most productive participant, displaying the only project that’s approved for public viewing, a cathedral windows project with some gorgeous turquoise stitching along the seams. She also worked on a project she’s hoping to submit to a magazine and another for a children’s book. Go Ebony!
Beth, the new guild president, is working on a lovely king size quilt using a ten inch Moda layer cake. A lot of the blocks came together this weekend, and we laid it all out to get an idea of how many are left. This will have brown stripes running vertically between the blocks and white stripes running horizontally. Gorgeous!
projects using all kinds of great fabrics.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wait for the next retreat at the Siena Center. I had so much fun sewing and getting projects moving along, but I had even more fun chatting and getting to know everyone better. What an amazing group of crafters!