Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back from the Retreat

I actually started this post several days ago but got interrupted or sidetracked, or something.  :-)    In the meantime, several ladies have posted pictures of the Crazy Quilting International Retreat, so I will include a link later so you can see theirs, since my pictures are incomplete.

We kicked things off with a Meet and Greet on Wednesday evening, and got to see the quilts that are being put together by Leslie from the blocks donated for Hearts & Hands for Sendai.  They are gorgeous, and you can see some of them here.

On Thursday morning, The Fabric Fairy visited us, filling many tables with fabric, lace, buttons (with the help of several friends).  She was shaking in her boots as she looked at the starting lineup of all those ladies with scissors in their hands, about to run for the stash.  And wouldn’t you know it, they were eyeing her lovely brocade getup costume ensemble, drooling over the fabric!  It was a good thing she had wings on to help her get away….

ahem.  HYDRAULIC wings….
The cabin we stayed in was beautiful, spacious, light and airy, and had everything we needed.  And even with all these ladies, we didn’t come close to running out of toilet paper.  Don’t laugh…. it happened last year.  :-(        So, below are the ladies enjoying the Stash Dash.

L-R: Juli, Sharon, Josie, Connie, Michelle, Martha, Helen, Sandy and Heidi

L-R:  Sarah (my sistah from another mother), Gerry K, Diane, Janet and Laurie

Claudina (in back) and Holly.  Such fun ladies!  and troublemakers

Helen T (in rear).  On the couch:  Heidi and her mother, CQI member Pam Watson, all the way from England!!

L-R: Holly, Leslie, Colleen, Juli, Sharon, Josie

Hazel, Colleen and Josie
Lovely Rick-Rack flowers made by Sandy.  Aren’t they to die for?

The above picture was taken from one of the patios outside the cabin. Isn’t it gorgeous??

When Diane and I drove to Colorado from Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 21, there were no signs of fall colors.  But when I returned home the following Sunday, September 25, these are what the hills around Park City, Utah looked like:

Sorry I don’t have much to say about the Retreat.  I was just tired and happy to get home. But Janet gave a great account of the activities and had some great pictures (and thanks, Janet, for letting me use the picture of the Fabric Fairy).  Visit Janet’s Blog  for a complete recap.

Cathy maroon


  1. Great pics Cathy....the country side is so pretty......I love the fabric fairy!

  2. Sounds like a fun and wild ride!

  3. Oh, thank you for such good photos with labels that are clear to understand! It is always a great treat to put a face with a person you just correspond with over cyber space. I so hope to attend next year and get to hug your neck!

  4. waaa waa can you hear me crying? I so wished I could have made it out this year but have my fingers crossed for next year. Looks and sounds like ya'll had a blast!!

  5. lol at the fabric fairy in her beautiful dress - I hope the dress made it thru the retreat without and snippets cut out of it.

  6. I love retreat photos because it gives you a little taste of being there. I hope groups continue to do retreats all over the country, I mean WORLD!


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