Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Retreat Report

Well, we failed to get the gang together for our annual Shipshewanna Retreat. Vicki and I headed off alone last Friday. She discovered this wonderful B&B. We had an entire walkout basement to ourselves - this was the living room that we used to sew in. This picture was taken before we got down to work. We had a great time, but are always surprised by our small accomplishments. I made the blocks for Lori's Quilt-Along, and then worked on my Braid quilt (Bonnie's pattern). That's it! We spent the first day fabric shopping, and having the traditional hot pretzel at Jo Jo's - so yummy. I'm sure you quilters caught the antique quilt that was on the wall. Here is a better shot of it. Maybe I would have more to show for my time if I wasn't spending so much of it staring at this! The innkeeper shared that she purchased this at a local auction. It may be a partial quilt as this is the entire piece; it isn't folded. The quilting is by machine and is in simple, straight vertical lines. This is a great block, and so easy to piece. There may be one in my future!


13 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, how I envy your retreat with your friend... what a great place to sew away and visit!

The quilt on the wall is very interesting with the strips...

Sharon said...

Such a cozy spot for a retreat! I know you had a wonderful time. My retreat is coming up at the end of February...I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas!

Jenny said...

hey! we stayed at a B&B in that area a few years ago too! i think it was called Rust Holler or something like that...i dont think that was the living room though...

did you make it to Lolly's and Yoders?

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun this past weekend. The B&B looks very inviting. And how nice that they had a beautiful antique quilt hanging on the wall for inspiration!

Kathie said...

nice quilt I have seen one just like that in one of my books, have to look for it now
love that green , interesting color choices for her blocks don't you think?? ah yes I can see making this one too!
Kathie

Barb said...

Retreats are great, regardless of the accomplishments -
I love that quilt, the green is so good with those other fabrics.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with a friend. A retreat sounds so good right now.

Barb said...

What a lovely place to get away and sew... The quilt is just lovely as well... Enjoy!

Sew Unique Creations said...

What a lovely looking place! Which B & B was this? I'm looking to take a weekend and do a personal mini retreat so I can get some new projects finished up and Shipshewana is only 2 1/2 hours from me!

Quilt Azubi said...

cozy space and I like this beauty darkgreen quilt !! :)

Lori said...

It looks like a great place to retreat!! What a terrific quilt!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful sewing room! Shipse and quilting just go together. The quilt has nice colors.

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

What a nice change of scenery and a charming B&B!
Looks like you two mustered enough enthusiasm to go and be productive after all.