Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fabric Stalker Fall Retreat


I cannot stop thinking about how blessed I am to be a Fabric Stalker.  When we started sewing together our children were very young...and we have quilted together through every imaginable high and low that life can throw at a person.  In the beginning our conversations had to do with toddler tantrums, parent-teacher conferences...yada, yada, yada...and now they have evolved to topic on homecoming, work, retirement, aging and what we really want our lives to look like as we keep moving forward.  Our retreats are filled with good souls, good food, laughter till ya pee and late nights.  We seems to have moved from the "power sewing years" of how much can we get done on a retreat,  to the "enjoyment sewing years" where we are sewing just for the fun not the quantity.  Enjoy the slideshow of what occurs when 7 quilters spend the weekend together and it is raining cats and dogs! lol  (We missed you! Julie, Dale and Lindsey!!!)

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10 comments:

  1. It looks like everyone is making and finishing some beautiful quilts, what a great group to work with.

    Debbie

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  2. You ladies amaze me! Have you ever been to the Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach? Hands down the best clam chowder and Atmousphere but I like the local of your house...very close to the wharf!

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  3. The fabrics and the designs are wonderful!!

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  4. Looks like a perfect weekend--rainy days are perfect quilting weather! Lots of great projects there, too. Jealous! (Mostly because my machines and fabric have had to be packed away for the duration till I get moved.)

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  5. Looks like a great time was had by all. Newport Is such a lovely part of the world.

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  6. Your evolution of quilt group is a true blessing. Aloha!

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  7. It looks like your retreat was very similar to our Tangled Threads retreat. We were quite a bit north of you at Arch Cape in a house right on the ocean over the last weekend. We also got the storm remaining from the typhoon - very strong winds much of Saturday and drenching rain all weekend. Looks like you ladies accomplished more than my group, however - we had a couple people who never got out the sewing at all! I always take way too much to work on - I did finish binding 3 quilts.

    Our group is much like yours - we've been together for over 20 years and all but two of us are now retired.

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  8. I love the lasting friendships women have...I'm in a similar small stitching group and while many things have changed over the years the love for each other has not. Blessings, Marlene

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