Tuesday, September 27, 2022

So Long, Susan's Quilters!

The dining room at Quiltville Inn has been reoccupied now that it is too chilly out on the porch for meal time.

Late afternoons for beverages and snacks are still a go - as long as the wind isn't blowing - but with October right around the corner, meal time festivities are moving INSIDE!

As you can tell, the food was delicious and plentiful - it is always so fun to see what quilters come up with when it comes to feeding their retreat sisters right!

Cheers, ladies!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Quilting Through The Weekend!

This is what I love to see when walking past the Quilting Quarters at Quiltville Inn!

So many machines running...so many projects up on design walls!

And the weather stayed pretty good until Sunday afternoon - but even on Sunday with a downpour and some power blipping (Thank heavens for the Generac ready to power up at all times!) the ladies kept on quilting on!

Everywhere you look - there was more quilty eye candy to be seen!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Appalachian Apple Bounty!

Take a look at these beautiful apples - all from the apple trees in the side yard at Quiltville Inn!

They are gorgeous and delicious!

And even better - I didn't have to pick them!

The trees at Quiltville Inn are ancient - I have no idea when they were planted, but they are happy producers and all of this wonderful bounty will be canned by friend Martha for apple sauce, pie filling and more.

Can you smell it now? All of that apple goodness?

Friday, September 23, 2022

Susan's Quilters - In The House!

Say hello to these friendly faces (and others not in this photo!)

Where else do you find quilters not only examining blocks on the wall - but the plethora of phones pulled out to check out the quilt photos on the phones too while we are at it?

Technology and quilting - a match made in quilty heaven!

Susan's Quilters have returned for their second retreat at Quiltville Inn, and I am thrilled to have them back joined by some new faces.

It's like homecoming - and this week, THEY are doing all the cooking!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Mach Mob Down a Holler -

Yes, there is a Puerto Rico flag hanging in front of Quiltville Inn.  And it is staying.

I put up the flag in front of Quiltville Inn before picking up family at the Charlotte Airport last week.
My Uncle Tony is from Puerto Rico, has been married to my Aunt Gail for nigh on 30 years and this was the first time I was meeting him in person.

(Before this point he was referred to as my "Invisible" Uncle Tony as I had no proof he really existed. LOL!)

The flag was a huge surprise to Uncle Tony- we didn't tell him ahead of time what we had done to welcome him to Virginia.
Tito Tony and Auntie Gail spend half of the year in Puerto Rico and the other half of the year in Florida.
The story goes that when Florida is too cold in the winter, they go to Puerto Rico to warm up!
We also got to celebrate Tony's 70th birthday while they were visiting here.
We were all concerned with hurricane Fiona hitting Puerto Rico over the the time they were here, with more flooding, loss of power, and devastation to the people who live there.

And though family has all gone home, I have decided to leave my Puerto Rican flag up in support of the people of Puerto Rico as they begin to rebuild and put their beautiful island back together.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Mach Family Memories!

This is my sweet mama on the side porch at Quiltville Inn.

As I'm going through these photos - I'm wishing I had done more photo taking.  Perhaps with EVERYONE on the porch.

But this of mama solo is pretty precious too.

It's her first visit to Virginia, and I was so happy to be able to walk her through each room and show her how the things she has made for me in the past are here for everyone to enjoy.

"You kept all of these things?"  Of course I did!