Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Retreat photos

I've heard comments from several people wanting to see more photos from the Retreat. So I'll share a few more with you. Of course there are certain things which just "cannot be revealed"... it's kind of like the ole Vegas rule... "What happens at the Villa, stays at the Villa"...... You just have to be there to really appreciate what goes on.... the fine food, the great conversations, stories and jokes, and the exceptional entertainment. I just could not do justice to the stories of doggie hotpants, someone's new tattoo, or Suzie Snowflake's dance..... We're all sworn to secrecy.

But I can show you some more happy faces and a few more projects. Linda G was with us for the first time. It was great to have her along and we enjoyed watching her quilt grow, row by row.... It's called "Weaver Fever".

It was great having Geraldine join us again; she is an associate member and we sure miss seeing her on a regular basis. She worked on a Snowman wallhanging, among other things...

Sally is one of those quiet types - you would hardly know she was there, quiet as a little mouse in the corner... she was working diligently on a design using Bali Pops jelly rolls called "Hot Flashes" from the book Strip Therapy by Brenda Henning. Sally is on the right, being helped by Jean on the left.

Carole is another quiet one, working away at producing beautiful things. This pinwheel lap quilt is from an Easy Quilts magazine, by Fons and Porter.

Shown here is the lucky winner of our wonderful gift basket. No Jackie, that is not a new winter hat, it's a tea cozy.... The gift basket contained such goodies as patterns, magazines, notions and "quilty" giftware. Congrats Jackie!

This blog can serve another useful purpose - that of helping our members get to know each other. To that end- here are a few more happy faces from Retreat - perhaps there is someone here you don't know and now you'll be able to put a face to the name... Special thanks to Kathy Feltmate for sharing her wonderful photos with me, and allowing me to use them here...
Committee members Jean S, LaVerne D and Cathy W
Jean K
Doris M
Gwenda M and Barb C
Deanna M Monica W Jane S

We are so lucky that the Villa has such a wonderful staff, who make our stay there so enjoyable. (They told us they look forward to our Retreat each year because there is so much laughter! Imagine!) Thanks Dianne, Gail, Kirk, AnneMarie and Debbie.
And thanks again to all Committe members for their hard work, and - thanks to all attendees for all the fun! Without you, it would not happen!


  1. Great way to firm up the memories Linda. Thanks for spending the time to post the photos. Linda

  2. Martha Eaton, Tidal ThreadsNovember 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Great blog, Linda! Thanks for drawing it to our attention. Maybe with a few nudges we'll get one going here on Grand Manan. Nice to see the pic of Monica W. whom I knew when I was a member at KVQG! Thanks too, for including a photo of "Let It Shine" which will be drawn for in a couple of weeks.

  3. Great to see everyone had a fun time and lots of inspiration. Thanks for allowing us to view your blog. LB