Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sewing in the country
I went to my first quilt retreat last weekend. It was so much fun! Two days and two nights at a rustic retreat center outside of town, along with 13 other guild members. Naturally, I overpacked for the occasion - not with clothes or shoes, but with fabric. I had about 16 yards of flannel pre-washed and ready to be made into receiving blankets, and a number of pieces of bright cotton prints for chemotherapy caps. They were both quick projects, easy to fit in between piecing quilt blocks. It's fun to stretch and try new, challenging patterns, but it's often great to fall back on the familiar, easy projects, too -- especially when surrounded by laughter, conversation and late-night pizza. I'm glad these service projects could be part of a memorable quilting weekend.