I had a fantastic time at retreat. Not much sleep or rest but lots of sewing, lots of eating and lots of fun with this group of ladies.
I received so many prizes from the sponsors I contacted that I was able to make up goodie bags for everyone. Which included either patterns from Atkinson Designs, Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew, Emmaline Bags, and Camille at Thimbleblossoms.
Included in all the goodie bags was a postcard from Sara at Sew Sweetness to enable them to choose a bag pattern from her shop.
A few of the ladies have already contacted Sara and I look forward to seeing the bags they make with the patterns they chose from her store. She has some amazing patterns, and my favourite is the aeroplane bag.
Hawthorne Threads, Dear Stella and Westwood Acres donated fat quarters, so they were also split up and added to the goodie bags. In all the excitement I forgot to take photos of the goodie bags! But let me tell you they were full of awesome things! Patterns, templates, fat quarters!!!
Deep Blue Templates donated friendship star templates for everyone and I also had custom Tumbler templates with the Cut Ups logo made for everyone.
And I made a sample with the mini tumbler template 2 days before I left to show an example of what could be made with them.
Debbie loved this template so much, she went out shopping to Joanne's and bought fabric to play with it, here she is with her Tumbler Mat. She even managed to buy the same fabric I bought a year ago!!!
Rachel at Stitched in Color donated 2 patterns and the lucky winner was Diane. I am not too sure what patterns she chose yet. But here she is hiding behind her sewing machine!
Cindy was lucky to win the Robert Kaufman fat quarters, I loved these!
Jenny from Sew Kind of Wonderful, donated 2 rulers and 6 patterns, so these were split into two prizes, Debbie and Terri were the lucky winners of these awesome prizes. Terri had asked one of the other ladies to bring her quick curve ruler with her to retreat so she could have a play, so it was even more fun when she won her very own ruler!
Joanne is our organizer for the Tiny Tim Christmas Tree and was given the $25 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics as a Thank You for all her hard work. She was also the lucky winner of a fat quarter bundle sponsored by Alison Glass Designs. Joanne spent the weekend working on her English paper piecing project.
Dena is the organizer of our quilt retreat every year and also the organizer of anything we tend to do at quilt group, she received a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and she was also lucky to win a Prize of 2 patterns from Rachel at Stitched in Color!
Mae was the lucky winner of a fat quarter bundle by Alison Glass Designs. Here she is with one of the quilts she made that weekend!
As you can imagine there was a lot of sewing going on and lots of quilt tops made by this group of ladies.
Again a big thank you to all the sponsors who donated prizes and made this and even more fun weekend.