Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quilting Retreat Coming Up

This is a cover for a pool side chair at my friend Pam's house. It really IS as relaxing as a day spa to visit for the weekend. Last year I posted about our wonderful quilting weekend at Pam's house, and this weekend we are set to do it again. She is really going the extra mile for us to hostess this retreat since she has been pretty busy preparing for her daughter's wedding next month.

Just to give you a nice visual, here is a lovely sampler quilt done by our hostess and shared with us last year. I don't have anything of my own to show since I have been working more or less exclusively on 17" x 22" pieces for the Journal Quilt 2007 submission. Right now I'm feeling like everything I touch is overworked. Too much free motion embroidery, too much special fiber, just too much all the way around. The deadline is fast approaching, so I have to figure out if I should just stop and be done with it or start all over again.


Gerrie said...

Have fun! I haven't even started my journal quilt. It is just a figment of my imagination!!

Jane Ann said...

Sigh... I had such a nice time at your retreat last year. What a nice bunch you are. Please include me again this year.

Love your new header.

Shelina said...

I hope you have a great time at your retreat Jenny!

Nettie said...

Your quilt retreat sounds like so much fun. I love the setting for that quilt and the chair cover is clever. I often think i shd just set up spa-like conditions in my home--fresh flowers, fresh-squeezed orange juice, lovely foot soaks with essential oils, the Sunday New York Times... tho it's a bit more challenging in a tiny two room flat :-)