What does it look like when four quilters pack one car for a weekend retreat?
Actually, not quite: we still had a few jackets and another bag to load. We took this picture so we could re-load the trunk for the drive back. It was like Tetris. And the trunk lid DID close!
Nine of us in total went to the mountains for a weekend of quilting, quilting, and more quilting. Oh, and good eating too.
We stayed at Hotel Benz, owned by friends of one of the ladies in our group. They gave us the better part of their dining room to work in. There was a pool, and three meals a day, plus coffee and cake, of course. We had perfect weather too — sleet, a little snow, rain and lots of wind. Who’d be tempted to go out in that? We stayed snuggled and warm inside and were very productive. Oh, and we laughed a lot too!
In all, three quilt tops were nearly completed, three made great progress, two need only binding, four were basted, and several new projects were begun.
My weekend’s work was to get a start on my Guild challenge quilt. The challenge is to use a particular fabric (a subtle navy blue print) in our own interpretation of traditional. I figured this was a good opportunity to finally make a bed quilt for TS&WGH and I. I decided on a stringy, strippy Lone Star with the challenge fabric as the background. I took all my blue and beige-to-brown scraps (the basket in this post) and this is what I had when I stuck my weekend’s work on the wall when I got home. I need to make some more lighter diamonds and then I’ll start sewing these together. I think I could use another weekend in Schollbrunn.