Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Quilt Retreat Done

The Annual OhioQuilters Retreat is finally done~~ It was so much fun this year. We laughed till we had tears in our eyes & our sides ached. There was some great wonderful ladies there this year as always. We had some good food, both brought by the gals attending and the cater. The things everyone was working on was very inspiring to say the least. That is one great thing about a quilt retreat is charging your quilt inspiration batteries so to speak. We have such across the board quilters from some working on batiks, flannels, 30's reproductions, novelty and kansas troubles, in all kinds of patterns. I can't wait till the next one in 2012. I was really thinking of no longer putting this retreat on since I've done it over 10 years, I was getting burnt out but this year was so great, no drama, no stress, and it reminded me of why I do the retreat. I hope everyone else had a great time as much as I did. Now I'm looking forward to a get together with some close friends in June then onto Knoxville Quilt Show. I was debating whether or not to go there this summer since we had to replace my son's car since his was destroyed in a horrible accident. Then I found out this is the last year it will be held there, in the beautiful state of Tennessee ( one of my favorite states). It will be held in 2012 in Michigan. Closer to home but still...not the same. My goal this summer is to get most of my quilt tops sewn & bound, which I need to work on my binding skills. Binding is not thing I just don't enjoy it. I wish there was a good binding tool out there to make it easier and I can use with my Janome.

1 comment:

Bianca said...

I am planning on sticking with my "quilty-do-list" this year too. I need to get some of these projects done, to make room for more creativity again.

I know how that goes with the binding. I like binding, but get tired of projects by the time I get there. So the projects hang around for a while until I finally put the finishing touches on.