Monday, October 12, 2009

Retreat at a Quilt Shop

Saturday me and three friends stayed the night in a quilt shop.  The quilt shop is a 3 floor home with a basement.  The first floor is the quilt shop and the basement holds some fabrics, kitchen and classroom.  We sewed in the classroom and we each had a table to ourselves.  The second floor had 3 bedrooms with two twin beds in each and a full bath.  The 3rd floor is her storage area but she also had a bed up there to have bed turnings.  She took us up there and showed us at least 30 quilts.  This is our second year during this.  The best part is that we get to shop in the middle of the night and you don't have to worry about missing items you left at home.

I worked on my Shakespeare in the Park quilt which is designed by Judy Martin in The Creative Pattern Book.  Here is my photo.  I made 16 rising star blocks and 4 snail's trail blocks.  I am assembling line piecing the other 21 snail's trail blocks and have them half done.  It was a successful weekend.  Now I have to put all the stuff away.

Tea in MO


  1. Tea,
    I too have many UFO so I have procastinated starting the SITP. Just lurking, reading and seeing. BUt now,, you've inspired me. I have a bundle of lime green fabric and shades of purple for another project but I'' probably jump into SITP when I find a suitable light background fabric. Your back ground is perfect. What fabric line and designer line is this from. Scumptious and thanks.


  2. Love your blocks! Do tell, what quilt shop is this? The one in Highland, IL?

  3. Very pretty blocks. I have that book and keep looking at that pattern for so far, nada.

    Your retreat sounds wonderful! Staying/sleeping at the same location definitely has its benefits!

  4. SITP has been on my to do list just about forever! Love your start. Maybe you'll have it done by the time to come to visit our guild?

  5. Love the blocks, Tea! Can't wait to see the finished project.


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