Monday, November 30, 2015

Fall Jane Stickle Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana

We had such fun at the Jane Stickle Retreat in Shipshewana the weekend before Thanksgiving. There were about 130 of us at the retreat, and most of us bought the pink sewing motif pjs from Target, for this epic group picture. 

I'm in the center back - pointing with my arm in the air.  (I don't know what I was pointing at.)

 Just imagine sewing together in a room full of ladies in their pink pajamas;  lots of fun and laughter from Wednesday through Sunday morning.


















At the retreat, I worked on several projects, and finished a baby quilt top for my great-great niece, who is due to be born in December.  I made a doll quilt top to match it, and am working this week on getting them quilted and bound, ready to send off to the new baby when she is born.

Here is a picture of the baby quilt top:






































The half-square triangle blocks finish at 6 inches square, and the top is 46" by 58" right now.

And here's the doll quilt, which measures 11 inches by 13 inches.  The little hsts finish at 1 inch.



The new quilt room at our Grand Rapids house is still being settled, and today we moved some of my quilt supplies from the cabin to the new quilt room, so I can set up a machine in there.   Pictures to come when it is ready for sewing.

I also worked at the retreat on a Christmas fabric placemat which will be used at my Manistee guild's Christmas party.  We are each to make a Christmas placemat and then leave them at the guild for every December's Christmas party.  I will show it to you in the next post, as I haven't taken a picture of it yet.

I'm linking up with Design Wall Mondays, (Here), and hope you are having fun working on something quilty this week too.   


3 comments:

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

While Rob was in Australia I had an artist's date to Astoria Oregon, a town that always looked interesting to walk about. It was! In a little antique shop I found some of the old fashion wood trousers hangers, I plan to use them to hang my mini quilts. I have a question but will ask it elsewhere. In the photo is that you pointing, in the back?

Judy Hansen said...

Yes, that's me. I don't know what I was pointing at, but it was so fun to have so many quilters together in pink pajamas. Made me laugh!

Pam said...

Looks like great fun. I love the idea of the trouser hangers