Friday, February 24, 2012

LVMQG Quilt Retreat Weekend

This is a cross post from my blog entry over
 at the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild website:

The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild hosted a sewing retreat at this amazing house in southern Utah:

Check out the view from the roof deck:

11 members came for the weekend.  We all met up in Hurricane, UT, and visited a few local shops (Superior Threads, Quilted Works, Ace Hardware (seriously!), Scrap Apple, etc) before heading to the house.  Sharon was nice enough to feed us all on the first night there and brought a big pot Turkey Soup which was delicious!  There was no recipe because she just made it up (oh how I wish I could do that!).

The house had this insanely large basement so all of us were able to spread out and have a table, ironing areas, cutting areas, Accuquilt Go areas, etc!  HUGE SPACE.

We occupied it pretty quick.  This was the aftermath after the first sewing night:

Darlene gave a small gift to everyone!  She made embroidered luggage tags personalized with all of our names to remember this weekend!

Sharon created 2.5" tiny pieced squares and passed them out for all of us to create something with it.  Here's what everyone made:

Retreat Challenge Projects
(Photo Courtesy of Jan!  Read her blog for more details about this photo)

Not included in that photo is Zany Quilter's zippered pouch, Sharon's jounal cover,  and my block which is still in progress.

We had some people cutting up scraps to make their own Sparkle Punch Quilt, some working on  Swoon blocks, some Octogonal Orb blocks, and many other quilty projects!

Here's everyone in action:

Andrea's Sparkle Punch:
Andrea's Stars on the design floor
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

Vic's version of Swoon:

Vic Swoons Over Vintage Sheets
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

Swoon in progress and one finished on the top left of the photo:

Swoon on the desing pool table
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

Jan's Octogonal Orb blocks:

Octanganal Orbs
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

The Accuquilt Go! team cutting up many 3 1/2" squares for their own Sparkle Punch:

Much cutting was done
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

Cola's Swoon blocks:

On our way out we grabbed a group shot:

LVMQG - End of Retreat
(Photo Courtesy of Jan)

You thought that was the end of pictures?

Jan posted about the retreat over on her blog.  She has more photos too!

Sharon worked on this quilt at the retreat and posted about the retreat over here on her blog.

Have a great weekend!

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