Hello from Sioux City, Iowa!
Retreat #2 of this fairly quick trip away from home….it has been non-stop quilty gatherings with all of the excitement and flurry of activity. I have enjoyed this so much, feeling like *I* am on retreat right along with everyone else!
Yesterday morning we gathered with 46 folks for a Jared Takes a Wife workshop – and what you see here is a group all yelling “TADA!!” as they quickly mastered spinning the seams on the back of their 4 patches. It’s the simple things that make us so happy, isn’t it?
Our retreat is being held at the Stoney Creek Inn in downtown Sioux City. What a great place for an event. Comfy rooms, great breakfast, our lunches have been catered in, and there are nearby eateries perfect for getting out at dinner time.
But who wants to leave when you are having this much fun??
This is Paula! Paula was at the Lake Okoboji retreat too! Paula agrees with me that retreat hopping is quilt-life at its best!
Rock that chain, sister!
It’s all about those TADA moments that make us smile!
It’s also about the gadgets!
We all gathered around as one quilters shared with us her “Magic Box” of tools, necessary items and STUFF. This one came from Menards….nut look at all of the trays and cubbies!
Best of all? It has a built in cup holder! We laughed and laughed….and then wished they came in Purple instead of man black and brown. But function trumps aesthetics any day. Perfect for the serial retreater on the go!
Having a great time making new friends!
Didn’t they do great?
Check out our special lecture cookies!
Almost too pretty to eat!
But they went like the proverbial hotcakes!
You’ll find the rest of our day here in our slide show!
This morning we’ve got My Blue Heaven up on deck – a whole day to learn working with specialty rulers for half square triangles, quarter square triangles, and flying geese units.
“No, I’m here from North Carolina, teaching two days of workshops to quilters on retreat, we had a lecture last night as well….”
And he says “Lecture? on QUILTING? Well that doesn’t sound like a real eye opener….” Hahahahaha! LITTLE DOES HE KNOW! I could have given him an ear full, but I smiled to myself, grabbed my beverage and said “Have a nice day!”
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Wild and Goosey quilt shared by Holly at our Spring retreat on Lake Okoboji, Iowa this week! Did you catch it in yesterday’s slide show? Thanks for sharing, Holly!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, everyone!