Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fat Quarterly Retreat 2012

So it has only taken me a week to write this post!! And I only just unpacked everything this afternoon!!
Last Saturday and Sunday I spent an amazing weekend in the company of wonderful people, meeting friends in person that I have got to know through Flickr and {Pink Stitches}, taking fab classes being taught by talented people and all of this was put together for the first time by the wonderful Tacha, Katy, John, Brioni and Lynne. Thanks also to Claudia for making me addicted to zippered pouches, Kerry for making those Y seams seem not so scary and Lucie for hand delivering a gorgeous charm pack of her Summersville fabric!!
I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking. All I can say is when is the next retreat and can you make it a week long!?

Lots of lovely ladies (and a couple of men!) in a sewing frenzy all weekend ~
First class was Freezer Paper Piecing with Kerry (top of the yellow spool still needs stitching!) ~
Zippered pouches with Claudia, this was so much fun!
Sunday morning Machine Pieced placemat with Brioni (who introduced me to the amazing world of spray starch!) This is the top of the placemat ~
A fab class to finish the retreat was Wonky Log Cabins with John aka Quilt Dad! I used an old jelly roll and the colours are a bit more subtle than I usually go for but I am really pleased with the block. John in action ~
A lovely new charm pack ~
I'll be back tomorrow to share the amazing goodies we each received from the sponsors and the wonderful goodies I received from the sample swap!!


Gill said...

It looks as though everyone had a great time! I love your zippered pouch (I must learn how to make one!) and your placemat!

verykerryberry said...

Making me feel all nostalgic all over again!

Cille said...

Sounds like a wonderful retreat. I *really* hope I can make it next year.

trash said...

Ooo! I got one of those too. And I only finished putting my stuff away this weekend.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I slept most of the next day when I came home - my body shut down (migraine) and my brain was overloaded but I was soooo very content :) What an awesome weekend!

Tacha said...

I'm only just about capable of stringing a sentence together as well. It was SO MUCH fun!!! See you again next year!