Sunday, September 08, 2019

“It Must Be Daybreak!” *Singing*

Two full days, Three evenings, and a morning – all dedicated to working on Daybreak from my book String Frenzy at the Quilt Odyssey Fall Retreat in Orrstown, Pennsylvania.

These ladies got so much done!  And it wasn’t just about the quilting – but the quiltershipping (Think fellowshipping, only with quilters!) that happened here.

The Byers Conference Center in Orrstown, Pennsylvania is just a wonderful facility where our every need was met.

And the food was FABULOUS!

Missing from this photo is our head honcho – Missy Molino, the head, heart and hands behind the wonderful yearly Quilt Odyssey quilt show that happens in Hershey, Pennsylvania every July.

This is the second time I’ve been able to teach for the yearly fall retreat, and I will always say yes to coming back, because it is such a wonderful relaxing time – When we’ve spent this many days on this project at a much more leisurely pace, I am wondering to myself how we ever crammed it in to a 6-hour workshop day.

From miles of four-patch chains -

To turning those babies on point with setting triangles -

To solving the world’s problems with deep discussion and connection.

To the cheers that erupted each time a block was completed -

This weekend has been so great for my soul!

I love Sue’s in sweet 1930s!

All of Cathy’s beautiful productivity -

Teamwork doing our block lay down!

Getting some design floor action myself!

What a fabulous weekend -

And so many gorgeous quilts in the making!

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Such a fabulous group!

This morning after breakfast I am pointing the van home.  There may be a detour.  We shall see.  But in the mean time I’m soaking up all that I can of this wonderful retreat and saying goodbye to these ladies one by one.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

I love everything about this quote and also this quilt!

It has lived in my house for a long time and I've always wanted to recreate it but never have attempted it. Some day, maybe - some day!

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!


  1. Wow! Those are some very pretty squares.

  2. Happy Sunday! Travel safely home. I wonder where that detour will take you? Is something calling to you from that Antique Mall?? I'll watch and see.

  3. love the quilt too, can't wait for you to get it started on the re-make list. would love to see the whole quilt.i love that it looks like hand made buttons in the centers and that you can use recycle shirts. are the pieces a form of EPP. curious minds wants to know. love all you do and share.

  4. All so beautiful, you ladies will have some wonderful quilts.
    So love to watch the video of all the beautiful work so lovely to be able to see the wonderful works in progress. So pleased you had such a lovely time.
    Safe journey home
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

  5. Lovely - Cathy has some super organising skills there! I'm usually so messy that all is in a bag. Wonderful job ladies.


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