August 25, 2010

Really Fun Weekend

I took a little break to teach a class at (and recover from!) the Azalea City Quilters' Guild Retreat in Mobile, Alabama.  We worked on the Monkey Business quilt from Scrap-Basket Surprises.  There were monkeys everywhere!  Some of the members worked on other projects that I threatened to sneak  into my suitcase.  They're such a talented and fun bunch of quilters that I decided to join their guild just to be able to attend their UFO retreat in January!  (I pretty much invited myself, but they didn't argue about it, so I'm going.)  Joan and Karen did a fabulous job of coordinating the retreat, and continued to work hard throughout the weekend making sure that everyone had a good time.  

As if the retreat itself wasn't enough fun, my friend Karen went along with me, too!  She was able to finish three projects while we were there.  I tried to snap a picture of everyone's projects, but it seems I missed a couple.  If you'd like to see pictures from the retreat, get comfortable and click HERE

Thank you so much, ladies, for inviting me.  I hope you had as much fun as I had.  I look forward to seeing all of you again!

Kim

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Looks like a fun retreat, Kim. Lots of Monkey Business going on. LOL

Laurie said...

So glad you were finally able to have some fun! I bet you made some great memories :)

Barb said...

Souds like so much fun. I lived in Mobile for about 3 months when I was first married.

Vivian said...

Talented ladies, great projects, and a lot of fun going on. Thanks for the link to the photos.

I am seriously envious! I've never seen a retreat where the quilters were all sitting in comfortable office chairs. It looks like you had a great time. Thanks for the photo of you and Karen together.

Sherri said...

Retreats are just the best...seems like you can get so much done...and you have so much fun visiting too!

QuiltSue said...

There were some fantastic quilts therre, thanks for showing them. Everyone seemed to get so much done - wonderful.

Stephanie said...

A retreat sounds like such a fun thing. I've not been on one in years! What a great bunch of photos from talented ladies.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Wow looks like you had a great time. I enjoyed the quilts and Karen's blog. I'm a new follower now.

Still want to chat. I swear I'm covered up with work.

Pat

Loris said...

Beautiful quilts and quilters! And those chairs...they looked pretty comfy! Glad you had such a fun time.

Sinta Renee said...

It looks like a very large group of happy women! That is a fun quilt, they all turned out great and so different from each other... love the black and white!

Millie said...

So glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing all the pretty quilts Happy Quilting!

Crafty Mama said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time and what gorgeous quilts!!

a good yarn said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time! ann...

Karen said...

What a good girl to not post any incriminating pictures LOL!! What fun memories we made. And you are the best teacher (as is evidenced by the great quilts!!). Thanks for inviting me... you are a great friend.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! You know, another great place to look for sewing inspiration from others is to see who's sharing over at www.WeAllSew.com! There's even a whole page of sewing opportunities to help others in need, Sew to Serve!

Pat Sloan said...

love the quilt show!! and i think its fine to invite ones self to quilt things.... have a GREAT time!

Trudi said...

What a fabulous time you all had! And such a wonderful display of quilts and projects :) (wish I was closer!)