Monday, November 16, 2009

AAQ Retreats, Livermore CA (Session 2, Day 1)

We said our goodbyes to all the first session people yesterday morning and then Alex and I went out to lunch, did a little shopping (although I didn't find what I was really looking for -- those yummy pumpkin candles from WoodWick) and came back to the Hilton to greet our second session retreaters. We had 14 new people in this group, so went around to meet them, see what they were working on and what fabric, patterns and gadgets they had brought.

People are setting up, starting on their projects and, at this point, the design boards are pretty empty. That all changes pretty quickly, though.....

We have three sisters from New England here this year; two of them have been here for a few years now, while the third just started quilting with us last year. These are her blocks above. We know she caught the quilting bug, though -- she just bought a long arm!

One of the sisters had the blocks on the left done before lunch, but in the afternoon as I was looking at all the design boards again, the pinwheels appeared as the third sister started making a baby quilt.

Carol is the oldest of our second set of three sisters here in session two. Carol lives in Chicago and her sisters live in South Carolina and Georgia. Carol also brought a friend who lives in Michigan. Between the four of them there was a lot going on in that corner of the room....

One quilt pretty much pieced, the pinwheels are a very effective use of striped fabric....below, a lot more pinwheels and the border fabric.

The rest of the corner -- there's a log cabin starting and a lot of pink blocks up on the wall. Had to take a closer look at all that pink!


  1. Wow! These groups must be so productive!

  2. This retreat sounds wonderful. I would have loved to have been able to go, but the next best thing is reading your insights. Thanks for sharing.



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