Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 3 - CCQ Retreat 2012

 The third day we started out doing some sewing and lots of talking.  After a tasty brunch, we had our Charm Square exchange.  The charms were Christmas fabrics.

We also had the drawing for the block lottery.  Cathy won it for the second year in a row.  We were all happy because we know she will bring a finished quilt top to next year's retreat

This is the quilt she made from last year's blocks.

We also took time to take pictures of the quilt tops of those of our group that attended the Vermont Quilt Show.  They worked on a round robin quilt top for themselves.  Everyone got to see their top for the first time this weekend.

Beth, Kathy, Patrice, Dorothy, Diane

There were over 60, if I remember correctly, pillowcases donated - many of them made during the retreat.  There were also several quilts donated.  The quilt designs were from Marie Bostwick's pattern in Quiltmaker, "The Path to Cobble Court."

Finally, we took our annual group picture.  Phyllis, our hostess from Camp Washington, graciously took the picture for many of us, camera after camera.

I did have one finished top at the end of the retreat.  It is a baby quilt for my daughter-in-law's best friend.

Sadly, it was time to begin the long journey home.  The leaves were beautiful on the way to Hartford.

-------The end of a great weekend with wonderful friends.-------


  1. Great story of the retreat. I love your photos as well.

  2. Oh, this makes my heart happy AND sad!!! I wanna redo!!! It went entirely too fast but what a wonderful time!!