Friday, November 15, 2013

Threads of Mine Retreat in Shipshewana

86 quilters from California, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Missouri were at the Threads of Mine retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana October 17-20th. Shipshewana is Amish country and if you have never been there, you are missing a wonderful experience. I had planned on having 90 quilters at this retreat and had a few back out close to the event, so we ended up with only 86. Each quilter had her own 8' table to use and there were cutting mats and ironing boards placed around the room for us to use. The staff at the Farmstead Inn was fabulous and took care of our every need. The accommodations are lovely and the beds comfy!
 See the view from our sewing room Saturday evening. Looks like a postcard, doesn't it?

They serve a wonderful breakfast and the quilters were on their own for the other meals. We don't have a lot of scheduled activities, just Introductions the first night and then show and tell  Friday and Saturday night. Here are a few photos from our show and tell.

Carla's 1600

Carla made this beautiful 1600 quilt. The black and white chevron border is wonderful!

I quilted it with a new-to-me panto called Flower Child. Glide white thread with Magna-glide bobbins add a bit of sheen to the quilt. Hobbs 80/20 batting.

 I think it turned out great! Take a look at the back!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shipshewana 2014

Here is a link to the registration form for the Threads of Mine quilting retreat in Shipshewana, IN October 16-19, 2014.

We are only taking 90 quilters for this retreat, so if you are not one of the 68 already on the Shipshewana 2014 list above, please get your form and $$ mailed to me.

Due to the popularity of the Threads of Mine quilting retreats, I have added another retreat in 2014. The dates are May 8-11, 2014. Now, I know that May 11th is Mother's Day, so I'm sure there are some that will not be able to attend because of that, but I'm hoping we get enough quilters. What a great Mother's Day gift for you!

Here is the registration form for the SPRING retreat, reservation #41141:

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