Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Odds & Ends About Retreat

It had been two years since I attended a quilt retreat. I didn't remember how to organize everything in the car but I finally got everything in. 

Here is a view of the trunk. I always take my personal sewing chair. It eliminates any backaches.

And the backseat. 

Of course I didn't need everything but I didn't want to have to run home to pick up anything.

There is a resale table at the retreat and I did a bit of shopping.


The bundle of green and brown fabrics is so pretty! The autumn fabric has become curtains in an upstairs bedroom. I have a granddaughter who will love the purples and teals in the jelly roll. The pack of charms are such cute fabrics, perfect for a crib quilt and everyone needs more neutrals.

I had planned to display my Floral Triangles for show & tell at the April 2020 retreat. After two years, she finally made it to there. When I have a large quilt to show, I like to use it on my  motel bed, so much more prettier than a motel bedspread. And yes, I'm a one pillow girl. The rest are on a shelf in the closet.


I needed a new pair of slippers so I stopped at Yoder Department store on the way and bought these lovelies. They're nice and warm and will be used all the time in the winter. They were my way of celebrating being able to attend a retreat again!

Linking To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Put Your Foot DownNeedle & Thread Thursday

23 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh my that quilt is gorgeous.

Design Originals by KC said...

Gretchen… I am so glad you got to go this year to the retreat!!! How did they like your floral triangles?? Good for you bringing your own chair too!!!
Enjoy your new slippers from yoders!
Kathi

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your quilt and those slippers :) pretty!! I bet you had fun - yes better to bring too much with you then not enough

Deb E said...

Oh my, your blog is an absolute feast for the eyes! Your quilt is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and love your slippers. Tempts me to make some for ME. I haven't been to a quilt retreat in probably 5-6 years, but remember the ones I went to with fondness. Thank you for such a lovely blog!

Gretchen Weaver said...

They loved my Floral Triangles. Several other quilters had made this pattern also but I have been the only one to make double blocks to make a queen sized quilt. I'm also the only one to hand quilt it! I learned the lesson about the chair years ago, I have to sit higher than most people to use my sewing machine. Back pain is not enjoyable. Happy stitching!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I am within easy driving distance if I do forget something but I prefer not to run back and forth. My slippers keep my feet nice and warm, love them!

Gretchen Weaver said...

My slippers have hard soles which are nice if I need to run outside for something. They'll last me a long time.

Kathi Riemer said...

I sure miss quilt retreats, Your quilt is truly beautiful!!

Linda said...

How exciting for your retreat! That's a great idea to use your quilt, and boy is it ever gorgeous! Cute slippers too.
Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Beautiful quilt and I love that slipper "celebration"! They're gorgeous!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Your new fabrics are pretty...and I love your Floral
Triangle quilt..so colorful. And I really like
your new slippers! Have a great day!

Miaismine said...

What pretty fabrics you purchased! How neat that you already used the Fall fabric! Your Floral Triangle quilt is so lovely! The applique simply pops against those triangles! Really beautiful!

Marsha Cooper said...

Wow! I thought I packed a lot for retreats. Was this a weekend out of town retreat? I've only been able to attend in town retreats but hope someday for one out of town.

Afton Warrick said...

How fun to finally be able to retreat again! Floral Triangles is such a beauty. I love the triangles within triangles within triangles.

Gretchen Weaver said...

It was an 'out of town' retreat but I live only 30 - 40 minutes away. My husband always asked why I need to stay at the motel since I live so close. Sleep deprivation is a by-product of a retreat for me. I'm simply too tired to drive home at midnight and my body always wakes up at 5 or so anyway no matter what time I go to bed.

For the love of geese said...

Wow, it looks like you were planning on staying a month. lol. Love the slippers. You dressed the hotel room fit for a queen with your quilt. I'm sure it felt like home. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I bet you had a ball at the retreat, Gretchen . Lovely haul on fabrics. Your Floral Triangles quilt is stunning!

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful quilt and snuggly slippers!

Marly said...

Lovely quilt, and pretty additions to your stash. I'm glad things have started up again for you; we just went back into partial lockdown last week. All events have been cancelled. All because 13% of the population doesn't want to be vaccinated!

Lynne Stucke said...

Would you be interested in selling your Sweet Surrender pattern? If so, please contact me at lynnstck{at}yahoo{dot}com.

Bonnie said...

wasn't wonderful to be able to retreat with other quilters? I attended one in early October. But I'm skipping one in March of 2022. Boo hoo but there are too many people who attend other events at the retreat center. The food service area and dining room are way too crowded. Sigh. It would have been fun to attend but it won't be this year. Glad you had a good time. Your quilt is wonderful. It looks far, far superior than anything supplied with the hotel room!

Twyla said...

Your Floral Triangles quilt is a stunner. Just beautiful.
Glad you were able to go to retreat.

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow how lovely you got to go to retreat.....I think you just got out in in time before Covid numbers took off again......
Your quilt is beautiful I do love seeing that one......