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This week's theme is: Retreats!
Oh the joy of a bunch of quiltier's gathered together, sewing for hours, heck for days, at a time! I've only gone to a few retreats but my very favorite was back in May of 2011. A quilty friend and I took off on a road trip to Coeur d'alene, Idaho. (About an eight hour drive)...but we were talking about a five day retreat with Mary Lou Weidman here...so well worth the drive don't ya think! Plus, I never laughed so much on a road trip! Good memories for sure. I had previously purchased the book: Out of the Box: Unleash Your Creativity thru Quilts. and fell in love with Mary Lou's storytelling idea and was so excited for this opportunity:
It's actually where my Oh Happy Day Quilt was "born".
We'd stay up till midnight sketching and coloring!
It was fun to meet Mary Lou. She also introduced me to the color Cheddar...and to think this whole time I thought it was just a wonderful compliment to wine!
Oh and the food we get to eat at retreat!! Oh man, really good food!
We enjoyed a "field trip" day to the Buggy Barn ladies out in Spokane, Wa.
Seriously, they even had quilts of the ceiling! So much inspiration...
And we toured downtown Spokane:
Gees, I've had so much fun reminscing this morning, I almost forgot today was our linky! LOL! With that said, I can't wait to see where all of you have been for retreats ("at home" retreats count too). Be sure to include your retreat destination in your linky name title as it will be fun to see all the places we have been! As always, thanks for stopping by and rejuvinating your archives with us.