Being a quilter in Central Oregon is heaven! We have 9 shops all within a 45 minute drive and they all have their own appeal. And now, I have added Portland to my quilting life! I will be sharing my shopping, projects, mistakes, successes and travels...all things quilt!...so come join me in my world of quilting, books, movies and restaurants!
I was right...it was an EPIC weekend because I got to spend it with the Fabric Stalkers...every...one of them. This hasn't happened for years. The Castle...that is what we call it...is a house above the Prineville Reservoir all by it's lonesome. I do have to admit that I did not stick to my "pre-declared retreat agenda." If you remember I said I was going to hand stitch the first and last day while machine quilting the middle 3 days. Well, that lasted a total of 1 hour! Hearing the hum of every one's machine made me throw in the towel and bring out my machine!!!! oh sweetness the hum of my featherweight was music to my ears! I suspect that I am not the only one who doesn't stick to a list.
These 2 Photos are views from the deck of the house
Just a little history of the Fabric Stalkers...we have been friends and co-works since the early 90's and there have been FS's who have moved away...we miss them. We go on a quilting retreat at least twice a year if not more. This photo is from 2002...boy were we young looking. I am not in the photo because I was taking the photo :)
and...here we are 2016. I'm in the photo because now we have timers! LOL Love these gals!
All I can say is a quilt group can add richness to your life.
We were greeted by Mr. Winkie when we arrived and as I post photos of the retreat over the next day or so you will get to know him more and more. At times, he was helpful but other times he complained...I think he loved Cakers the most.
Enjoy the slide show and I promise I'll post some Give Away photos tomorrow:)