Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mystery Quilting Retreat

Today is the last day of our Scottie Dog Quilts Fall Mystery Quilting Retreat. Why "Mystery?" Because no one knows what their quilt will look like. We give them instructions on how much of what kind of fabric to bring and they blindly follow our directions. We have quilters from all over ...many repeaters and a few "newbies" or retreat "virgins." We've had an Aloha theme this retreat, including our first dinner catered by a local Hawaiian restaurant The Banana Hut. YumYum, the are "da kine."
Imagine 30 women all with wonderful fabrics, laughing, chocolate, good food. Anne was the first one with her quilt finished. Isn't is luscious? The name of the pattern is "Juicy Fruit." It will be available at the store and on our website next week.
One of the things we do at our retreats is a lotto block. You bring 2 blocks according to our theme (this time 1930's prints) and one block goes to Sunshine (a charity group that send quilts to children) and the other goes into the pot for someone to win.
I've got to get back to retreat....maybe I'll see you here someday!

1 comment:

Lori said...

You two did an amazing job on this mystery! I loved the construction of this quilt. I am already planning to do it again. :)