Monday, October 1, 2012

My First Quilting Retreat in Waterville Valley, NH

This past weekend, I went to Waterville Valley, NH for my first quilting retreat at The Valley Inn, sponsored by Little Pups Designs.  I went with my neighbor Denise and my co-worker and old boss, Joanne.

Denise and I left 7 am on Friday to head up to meet Joanne at Keepsake Quilting and Patternworks (for me) which was on the way.  OMG, these places were wonderfully overwhelming!   I only bought enough material to make only two 20-minute table runners that Denise taught me and some yarn for a few more smaller monsters.  We arrived at the hotel about 2:15 and got set up for a weekend of non-stop quilting.

I could not get over the small group, a total of eight people.  We had plenty of time to get to know everyone, get some assistance and get some work done.  Denise and I were even rebels and stayed up until 11:30 on Friday night and were up and quilting at 7:15 on Saturday morning.

The food was wonderful!  There was a suite were Michelle and Connie were sleeping that also had a full living roon, dining room and kitchen.  Connie prepared all the meals for us.  We never left hungry!

Here are some pictures of us working:

 That is Joanne!  And here is Denise, yeah she found her glasses:

Here is a group of all the retreat attendees:

This was the whole group of  us.  They are (from left to right in the back): Susan, Mary, Connie, Denise, Me, Michelle and in the sled: Joanne and Kathie.
I'll post some pictures of some projects in a couple of days!

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