1. My Retreat Quilts

    I shared a couple of my friends' retreat quilts last week, so I thought I would share a couple that I pieced at Quilter's Cabin. The one on the left will probably be donated to West Houston Quilter's Guild for a charity quilt. Our guild regularly donates quilts to Project Linus and to nursing homes. The one on the right does not have the borders attached, but it is going to be a wedding gift for m…Read More

  2. Sharon’s Quilt Retreat

    Because I really felt the need for one more retreat per year (two just aren't enough), I scheduled a retreat for this week at Quilter's Cabin and invited ten of my favorite quilters.  There were only six of us including myself who were able to come, but we had a great time. Jody, my best friend of over 40 years, won the imaginary prize for most prolific quilt piecer. She got several put together…Read More

  3. Retreat Fun

    I just got back from a retreat at Quilter's Cabin in Tomball a couple of weeks ago and even though there were only four of us, we accomplished a lot. We worked on some charity quilts as well as quilts for ourselves. I made the quilt on the left for my bedroom. Here are a few pictures. We don't exactly fix our hair and dress up at retreat, but I think I managed to get pictures of everyone in regula…Read More

  4. Round Robin and Other Retreat Quilts

    At our recent retreat, our bee members presented our "elder stateswoman" with a Round Robin quilt. Shirley had given us the center medallion a couple of months ago and asked us to complete it for her. Each of us took a turn at adding pieced borders to the quilt and she did not see it until it was completed. Shirley was absolutely thrilled with the result and we were pretty pleased with ourselves, …Read More

  5. Quilt Shopping in Pajamas

    I talked in my last post about our bee retreat at "And Sew It Began-Pieceful Stitches" and mentioned how much fun it was shopping in our pajamas. So I thought I would add a couple of photos. The face has been hidden to protect the innocent! I wanted you to see more of the quilt shop as well. It really is well stocked and beautifully displayed.  And, as you can see, there is a very nice selection …Read More

  6. A New Retreat House

    I just got back from the most wonderful retreat with my Sew Bee It quilting bee. It was our first stay at "And Sew It Began-Pieceful Stitches"  in LaPorte, Texas, and it is a fabulous place to retreat. Ronda Stockton, the owner, could host her own remodeling and decorating TV show. The house is a beautifully refurbished 1913 Sears kit house that will sleep 16. There are quilts and special touche…Read More

  7. My Quilt People

    Over fifteen years ago, I heard a motivational speaker say, "You've got to find your people." Her philosophy was that in order to be happy, one needed to surround oneself with people who have the same interests. I knew right away what kind of people I needed to find.....quilters. So I joined a quilt guild and volunteered to become a "beekeeper" and start a quilt bee. I asked one person that I had …Read More

  8. Our Last Retreat at Cabin Too

    The owner of Quilter's Cabin is moving back into her log home in which I and my friends have had the pleasure of retreating the past few years. The good news is that Diane still has the original Quilter's Cabin available for retreats. At our last retreat, some of us were working on some very special quilts that will go to women who are in a recovery program in Florida that is close to my heart for…Read More

  9. August Quilt Retreat

    Quilters never get tired of making quilts, even in the heat of August.  My friends and I had another retreat at Quilter's Cabin the first week of August and I got to work on another wedding gift quilt. I still have to add the borders, but you can see the partially finished project on the left. Jody was the "winner" with the most quilts pieced and Barb made good progress on her Prismatic Star quil…Read More

  10. What Happens at Quilt Retreat

    Every time I tell someone who is not a quilter that I am going on a quilt retreat, he or she asks, "What exactly does one do at a quilt retreat?"  I think they think it couldn't be more boring, but for quilters, it couldn't be more fun.  I'm sharing a few pictures from the retreat I just got back from with my Sew Bee It group that has been meeting for 14 years.  You can see that we have a lot o…Read More