Friday, February 28, 2020

The Sisters of the Stash!

Quiltville Inn welcomes the Sisters of the Stash -

Home base, Louisville Kentucky -

But we’ve got Mary from Boston and Michelle from Colorado and Karen from Missouri with us as well!

Several of the ladies made their way to Louisville, and drove down in a rented 15 passenger van with Irene at the helm – but as quilters know how quilters go – the van only held the reality of 8 ladies, all of their quilting and retreat gear, and don’t forget the chips!

A girl has got to have her Fritos! LOL!

I love spying my Smith Mountain Morning tote in the back widow also. Hahaha! This is something too big to fit a priority envelope, so I am unable to ship them at a reasonable shipping cost from the Quiltville Store.  You can find them on Amazon HERE.

This was quite the road trip – about 7 hours of it including stops along the way!

It wasn’t long before projects were appearing!

Such beautiful Frolic blocks – aren’t they gorgeous?

Karen is deep into Blue Ridge Beauty from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

She decided that a new project was needed and as she is deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, what could be better than Blue Ridge Beauty as a memento?

Michelle is bound and determined to FINISH Talkin’ Turkey from String Fling!

And I am sewing with the girls as time allows!

I am so Spring Hungry right now – my thought is that tulip blocks will subliminally send a message to the Universe that it better hurry up and warm up around here as it was 16 degrees over night. 

Just the other day I had posted to Instagram and Facebook my sweet hillside daffodils ready to bloom just off of the back porch overlooking Wilson Creek:

Bloom babies, bloom!

And then:

After yesterday’s snow –

This was sent to me by my friend Carrie this morning. 

Yes.  So True!  

Thanks for the chuckle, Carrie!

Gathering in the Hen Den!

It is so wonderful to see everyone having such a great time.

I returned after dinner to spend a couple of hours – I have a short list of needful things to bring back with me this morning.

Saran wrap.  Zip lock bags.  Stripology ruler for someone who wants to do power strip cutting.

There is a huge day of sewing ahead -

Oh, and more snow is in the forecast!

Bring it on – we are all in and cozy with nothing on our to do lists but hours of sewing and visiting and eating ahead!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Life is a lot like the safety demonstration on an airplane - You have to take care of your own oxygen mask before you can help others. Start with you!

Garden Party quilt from my Addicted to Scraps book made by Irene.

Book available in the Quiltville Store at Quiltville.com/shop.html for the low price of just $19.99

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!


  1. looks like oodles of fun! smith mountain morning is a fave of mine...my version is my blog header! i so need a retreat....

  2. I just really enjoyed reading your blog this morning. I have not been to a retreat in years. I was almost in tears just feeling the heart warming friendships, conversations and doing what your soul loves with other soul (sew) sisters. Thank you Bonnie for this morning coffee blog and for having the insight for what so many of us need. It’s a cold cruel world out there, but it is warm and inviting at Quiltville

  3. looks so fun waiting for my groups turn to come..

  4. Looks like a great time. I'd come for just the tulips. Won't be seeing them in Minnesota for another month or so, so what's a quilter to do but quilt some more.

  5. Looks like some BIG fun at the Quiltville Inn!!!

  6. Looks like fun was had today... wish I was there with y’all instead of work! Love the quote of the day too! Happy weekend y’all! 🧵

  7. Poor daffs - can relate to that here too! LOL! What a fun trip - and love the writing of names and patches on the windows - brilliant! Hope everyone has a super time - they've started off the craziness already! Great post!

  8. Ready to put binding on Frolic.

  9. This looks like AMAZING fun.

  10. Love the bulbs cartoon!!! We here in Northern Alberta woke to blowing snow and it is not in any hurry to stop!! My bulbs know to just keep laying low.... maybe come out in Jne?? lol LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see you quilting, sewing with these ladies!!! HUGS TO ALL. Wish I was there. All the projects you have shown are wonderful.

  11. I always feel better after i read your blog as you put me in the right frame of mind. You are a joy. Continued success to you and Quiltville Inn

  12. Hi Bonnie: I am right with you and the weather and snow storms. That is the type of weather we had at the guild retreat last weekend in Homer. We had two days of white out conditions; people in ditches all over on the spit, needing to be towed out. Management finally came in and said they couldn't advise that anyone leave the premisis. So we didn't. I didn't mind being snowed in for a couple of days. It meant I got more accomplished. I got two projects finished w/ all I brought (except the outer borders). Then I brought in a third to get further along on. Sunday many cars still weren't dug out (mine included), so we stayed another night.

    We missed the semi-annual fabric sale at Ulmer's; but we had an onsite vendor. I bought the rest of the fabrics I needed for another quilt, plus backing for 2-3 charity quilts.

    All in all, a good time was had by all, and I made it home Monday afternoon! This weekend we have a repeat, but it is to be over tomorrow.

    Kasilof, AK
    Where we definitely don't have any daffodils blooming!



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