Thursday, February 2, 2012

Retreat! Retreat!

What's better than sitting at home sewing by yourself? Being in our classroom for two days sewing with friends! Last Friday and Saturday was the first AST Quilter's Retreat of 2012. It was awesome!

30 women, 30 sewing machines, 30 minds full of ideas = a great time for all!

Jennifer and her mother-in-law, Eurilla, came prepared to make Quilts of Valor.

And, holy cuteness, Batman! Sharon started a Superheroes quilt for her grandson.

Lynn was daydreaming about her Dream Weaver quilt. Quilt looking cute and get sewing!

Carole showing off her chain piecing technique.

Deanna's project is a quilt designated for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egelston.

A quilt makes even the worst situation better. :)

Katie and her string pieced quilt blocks. L.O.V.E. these! I must try them.

Paper piecing, anyone? Lynn makes it look terrifically easy. Lynn makes everything look terrifically easy.

Case in point- these table toppers she has made for her upcoming wedding. Ten table toppers. The woman is a machine, And, she just started quilting last April. I know, I know................

Kris's adorable Sunday Best Schnibble's quilt in GEORGIA colors! C'est fantastique!

Teresa, our little belle, came prepared to work on her Civil War block of the month, She is determined to keep up with it this year. Once she gets done....

......with these fabulous blocks!

Angie always looks adorable when she comes to sew. Her project for retreat was to put together a class quilt for her son's school. They are holding a silent auction and I think this will go for lots of $$$! I see a bidding war in the near future.

Strip Club is this coming Saturday so Carol brought her Hot Flashes top to work on. I really love how she made it a two color quilt, using red and aqua for her background and accent colors. Totally awesome!

What's this? Mona, I hope you got a lot done on your Strip Club quilt! I cannot wait to see it finished. :)

Sherrie has been working non-stop on samples for Shop Hop but she took a few minutes out to make a bag with Georgianne! Check our calendar for upcoming Georgie Bag classes!

Marge worked on her Georgia blocks from Block Busters! We have such a good time on that class. Why don't you join us?

While Mary was facilitating the retreat, she also made these beautiful heart blocks that will go into Quilts of Valor quilts.

Wanda brought a sweet project in the colors of aqua and cream. It's very lovely..

After a lunch of chicken salad sandwiches (or deli sandwiches- we offer a choice), pasta salad and all the fixin's, it was back to work until 9:00 pm each night. That' right- 12 hours of FUN, FUN, FUN!!
You should come join us! Check our calendar for upcoming retreats and get signed up asap. They fill up very quickly!

Because if you're not here, you could miss out on this bundle of adorableness!

Or customers coming in to proudly share their finished projects, like Kim did with her train quilt! That she designed!

And you night just get those alien UFO"s from your closet finished!

Jennifer and Eurilla each finished their Quilts of Valor tops! 
See what you're missing?


Nanette Merrill said...

Lovely lovely pictures and projects. What is so funny to me is that you could step into a retreat anywhere - and the women and projects would be almost interchangeable to another retreat. Mostly quilters look like quilters. And I love that.

Lynne Leavell said...

I'm not missing another retreat. I missed all of you and the projects look great. I'm glad everyone had a great time. I will be there in April.

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