Busy, but not quilting

After a busy weekend at the Guild Quilt Retreat, I came home to an even busier week! And NOT the same kind of busy, definitely not quilting busy. Car stuff, dental stuff, kid taxi stuff, and web design work stuff, all designed to keep me from quilting. I did get a lot done on the UFO quilt that I took to the Retreat to work on, and I hope to get a picture taken tomorrow to post. It was great to spend the better part of two whole days just machine quilting and completely inspiring to see what everyone else was working on. Stay tuned!

Quilt Retreat Weekend coming up

At the Black Forest Quilters Guild meeting last Friday, I managed to squeeze in to the annual Fall Quilt Retreat scheduled for this coming weekend. I haven’t been on a quilt retreat with the guild for many years, though I remember the very first retreat well. Nine members, including myself, went to a tiny little farmhouse bed and breakfast, and we were crammed into the breakfast room with all our machines and the irons and whatnot. The electrical maneuverings were rather interesting, but a good time was had by all.

I think this retreat will be somewhat different though, as I understand there will be 30 members from our guild attending, and 30 members from a German guild in the area as well. With any luck the room is a bit bigger! 😉 I’m going to spend as much of today and tomorrow as possible gathering projects and supplies to keep busy for two days (and maybe nights!) of non-stop quilting. Not that finding projects is a problem around here, really! I think I’ll take two quilts that are marked for quilting and basted for machine quilting, so that I don’t have to lug the iron and the rotary cutter and mat and all since I won’t be piecing anything. Maybe I can even get one of those UFO’s nearly done!

We’re supposed to take a quilt for show and tell with the German guild, and I haven’t decided which one to take yet. Suggestions?