Sunday, October 7, 2012


First off I want to say that I took my camera but didn’t take any pictures (don’t hurt me!!).  I even forgot to take it with me to the quilt shops…..what was I thinking?
Debi (quilting with Debi) was so amazing in how she organized this retreat.  I only knew Debi and Quilter Jan for their blogs, it was so wonderful to be able to meet them in person.

Here is where we went, located in Smithtown, Texas

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The Green quit top is a lot prettier in person, the colors are more vibrant…sorry for the poor quality.  This is a technique from
Missouri Star Quilt Co.

What was really fun was another quilter there was doing the same technique but with different fabrics and sizes.
The thread catcher was a kit given to each of us by Kay.
The table runner was a kit given to us by Debi. 
I took  kist for the moon zipper bags.
Strange but I didn’t work on any old projects, I just worked on the new things.


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It was like Christmas….everyone was exchanging gifts.  Quilters are a unique breed, they are so generous and eager to share.

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IMG_1181  These are the things I got from the discard table.  I grabbed the magazines on the way out.  I grabbed the quilt kit before Quilter Jan nabbed them. 

We visited Three Quilt Shops and here is my loot:
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Yep, that is it….I loved this frog panel in my sister’s store (Inchworm Fabrics) but she ran out quickly, I was just told that she has a lot of panels still in her store....I truly thought she was out or I would have purchased from her...oh you know where to go..  I am so glad that I found this one, I do have some coordinating fabrics
that go with it.  Then I have the fat quarters of Dr. Seus, so I could not pass this panel up.

I won this playing Bingo….whohooooo
But…we were to bring nine fat quarters for the fat quarter lotto….to say the least I came with nine fat quarters and left with none….(poor me).

As you know quilters are so generous….
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Debi was letting me use this little quilt to put under my machine so it would not vibrate so much….well…look who took it home !!!! (Oh…she said I could have it….but trust me,
there were so many wonderful projects that my fingers were getting the five finger itch…but I used control…HA!!)

The Friday before I left, Fiskars was having a giveaway on facebook every 30 minutes.  I had so much fun waiting to see what they were giving away next and low and behold while I was gone, this came in the mail.  Thanks Fiskars!!

Do be sure to come back tomorrow, I have something fun to share with you!


Joanna said...

Looks like you had a great time and came away with good memories. That froggie panel is adorable.

Jackie said...

It looks like you had a great time Barb! I missed my last retreat here. They're so much fun!

Thearica said...

Quilting retreats are always so much fun! Glad you got to go!

Sasha said...

It's ok that you only worked on new projects. You can work on the old ones some other time =D

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Sounds like your first retreat went exceptionally well. I'm so happy you got to meet those girls....I love that. I want to come too :)


Fiesta said...

Welcome back Barb

SewCalGal said...

What a fun quilt retreat with such a great group of ladies. So happy you were able to join them for your first retreat and I hope you get to go many more times in the future.


onlymehere said...

How fun to get away! Congrats on all your winnings and gifts. Can hardly wait to see what you have up your sleeve tomorrow.

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm so glad to see you had a great time at your first retreat!!! I have to say, I never got that much loot at a retreat, so you got the royal treatment your first time :*) Love all the goodies you brought home!

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow looks like great time was had by all! Love all your loot!!

andsewon said...

Looks and sounds like you had great fun! Nice projects you all made. Got a lot done. Always fun to sew with friends!
I am so looking forward to the Pat Sloan Workshop this coming Sat with my pal Alice! Now just wish we had a cabana boy to help tote all our stuff!!!
Great prize from Fiskars too!

hetty said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love that little thread catcher. The friend who came to my house a couple of days ago had one just like it. She is going to show me how to make one too.

Snoodles said...

What a fun time! I'll bet you are ready to go on another retreat! LOL

c said...

are YOU sure you were in SMithtown? I think it may have been Smithville right outside of Bastrop, TX