Quilty Pleasures Retreat

Yep...that's our name!  We had a contest to come up with a name during the day and then we voted on them.  This one came out on top.  A couple other ideas were Scrap Happy and Rip Stitch. :-)

What a wonderful day it was!  I met quite a few new people, enjoyed some yummy food and got a little (waaay less than I thought I would) piecing done.  Here are some pics of the day.
Our venue - the foyer of a local church.  It worked fabulously!

Working on a chevron quilt with Joel Dewberry fabric (3 people were working with this line!)

All the 9-patch blocks people brought for a charity quilt and a friend using the design wall.

A friend making her first "on her own" quilt
Some of the projects...
I love these blocks!

Pink /white/black  Yellow Brick Road quilt

Ready to be basted!

Such yummy food!
We played a couple of games to break up the day.  A Quilter's Basket points game and we also did a Fat Quarter Swap in the afternoon.  For the swap everyone brought a fat quarter along and we played a white elephant type of gift exchange, picking from the basket and stealing from each other.

We had 5 different sponsers that donated door prizes and fabric for the gift bags.  I'll share that in a separate post along with the gift bags.

We'll definitely be doing this again!


  1. Ha...I see someone I know! Looks like you had a great day, Suzanne.

  2. What a great day that must have been! And such a nice church foyer. I thought at first that it was in a nice hotel or something!

  3. bummer I had to skip out on it this year--are you going to plan one next year?

  4. Thanks for sharing the pics! It was such a fun day. Glad to have made it out, even with my sick girl.

  5. It looks so good, Suzanne! What a nice place for a Quilt Retreat.

  6. Looks like a great time! I love the name "Quilty Pleasures".:)