Monday, October 31, 2011


Our retreat at Shipshewana was a huge success. Everyone had a great time and we really enjoyed the spacious room. 56 quilters each had an 8' table to use. There were 4 other tables in our room to use for cutting or laying out a quilt. We only had one brief power outage for a row of tables, but that was quickly taken care of.

Our breakfast at the Farmstead Inn was better than I remember from last year. They have added a waffle maker and serve biscuits and gravy and sausage patties, along with the regular continental breakfast items.

The pies at The Blue Gate were yummy, as were the pretzels at JoJo's, and the cupcakes at the Garden Gate Cafe. There's just not enough time to eat every place we wanted to and get in major time stitching.

We got some instruction from Angie to make Zippy-Strippy quilts(AKA 1600 quilts) and there were some really nice looking quilts. Lots of fun!!!
Check out our quilters in this great video!

Our show-n-tell was held in one of the lounge areas. We laid our quilts out and all walked around to see them up-close-and-personal. I think this method is much nicer than holding them up at one end of the room.

We already have our reservation made for Oct. 18-21, 2012 and Oct. 17-20, 2013, and the registration form will be up within the week. See you then!

Our web album is here.


Jennifer said...

Glad it all went so well! I plan to be there next year, even though it is over my husband's birthday!

Anonymous said...

Sounds SO nice! Glad you had such a successful retreat!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Such a great weekend!!