I am so excited to tell you about my time up at Camp Keola, near Huntington Lake, California! We had a small retreat with a group of 24 women.
It was a stunning setting. About 7,000 ft. elevation, and the weather was dreamy! Highs in the low 70's and the lows in the upper 30,s.
When we got there, the room was empty. We got right to setting up all of the tables and getting ready for a great time of sewing.
And before you could count to three...it was all a flutter with whirring machines and chatter about what projects we were each working on!
Can you guess which of my friends gave me this little gem? Her style is distinctive...YES!!, Cindy from Live A Colorful Life!!
The first night, I made my first Alaska quilt. I bought this fabric from my visit to "The Silver Thimble" in Ketchikan in May.
The second day, I made my second Alaskan quilt! I bought this kit from "The Rushin' Taylor" in Skagway. The name of this pattern is "I Spy Alaska - With a Twist" by Lisa Moore.
On the third day, a couple of the girls wanted to know how to make a collapsible thread catcher, so I gave an impromptu lesson!
After lunch, we had a "1600" quilt sew off. I finished mine in 47min., 37 sec.! I didn't set any records, but what a thrill it was to try.
I took my "1600" a few steps further. I split it, flipped the smaller strip and added some extra borders!
If you are still with me....bless you! I am pleased with the way my quilt tops turned out. Now to must get to the task of quilting them! I have a lot more pictures, but I will stop here. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend of sewing, fellowship and great food!
I hope to have at least one of these tops completed for the Whoop Whoop Friday hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict! We shall see!
Don't you wish (me too) that you had this backdrop for all of your photo sessions?
Please, link on over to Sarah Lizzies to get a look at a true artist!! She has done some fantastic work that I have personally never seen done before. Prepare to be amazed!!!!
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