The value of a quilt retreat is almost indescribable...if you have never been and have an opportunity, please embrace the experience. It is one of those times where you can leave behind all the worry and embrace the quilting. Catching up on UFOs, WIPs and PIGs in a place you do not have to do laundry, cook, clean, or run errands is a real quilt vacation. Or, it can be that place where you get to cut out and start sewing a new project, one you always wanted to make. It is a supportive space that is totally about quilting, and getting all the ooohhh's and ahhhh's is just good for the soul. There are a variety of ways to experience a retreat. Many quilt shops and guilds sponsor retreats...but truly a retreat can be you and your quilting bestie renting a vacation cabin and filling it with fabric and laughter.

This past weekend a group of friends pooled our money and rented a vacation home where we could quilt for 5 days!!! We arrived on Wednesday and departed on Sunday. The only time we left is to take an occasional walk. It was perfect Fall weather for a marathon quilt session!

To make it simple we brought our own food. But, there was a lot of sharing going on...and, having this time where we could just sew, eat, talk, and laugh has refilled that reservoir to face the outside world again :)

I hope you will consider making time for yourself! Enjoy the slide show...it is filled with projects that were worked on at the Fabric Stalker 2017 retreat. Some were gifts for family and friends...and some were made just because we wanted too. Although they may not be blue ribbon quilts...they made us all feel like winners!!!

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#5 iquiltfast 2018-12-26 14:17
We all need more fun in our lives :) Super idea to rent a cabin with friends! Love reading all of your ideas, Anna. I think 2019 will be filled with fun and stitching and maybe some cake!
#4 SallyWP 2017-11-09 09:59
I love the quilt pieced in photo #5. Is there a pattern available for purchase?
#3 Sandi H 2017-10-25 11:04
Looks like that was a productive retreat for all. I know you were in warp drive completing 8 of those projects.

Love a retreat so such inspiration!
#2 Kaye Hlavaty 2017-10-25 06:42
As always, I love seeing what you've been up to! I just returned from a quilt retreat; I wish I'd taken pictures and created a slide show to share with my fellow retreaters. This is a great way to preserve memories. Next time I will!
#1 EditorAnne 2017-10-25 06:19
That's a LOT of quilts in just five days! There must have been a lot of you at that retreat!
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