Thursday, March 29, 2018

Quilting in the Pines 2018

The owners of Quilters Paradise closed their shop the end of 2017, but decided to hold Quilting in the Pines this year anyway. It was a weekend of interesting weather. Janice and I drove up earlier than we had planned because a huge snow storm was said to be on its way.
 They weren't kidding. This was the view from the table where we sewed.

We stayed at Marilyn's cabin again this year. Such a treat.

By Saturday, there was some blue sky.

It seemed like a good day to take our annual picture.
Jennifer, Marilyn, Janice, Dotty, me
We also celebrated Marilyn's birthday during the weekend.

Jennifer always makes personalized placecards for each of us, using a scrap of the challenge fabric.
I never do a challenge project. Jennifer and Dotty always do one. Jennifer's project won first place this year--she foundation paper pieced blocks using the challenge fabric from each year of Quilting in the Pines. Such a great idean and so nostalgic.
Dotty's was so very cute too.
I worked on some snowflake blocks. How appropriate.
I also started Jammin' Jelly 2.0--Live a Colorful Life. It's finished and has been photographed, so be looking for it. 
Lots of sewing going on here. 

This year, very good friends (sisters) Margie and Debbie were also at our table. We've known them for years, so it was extra special to have them at our table.
I had an enounter with a bear. Ha!

By Sunday, the skies were blue and the snow was melting.

We don't know if the retired owners will continue this very fun tradition next year--they say yes, they will. We hope so. So many good memories are made each year.


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Lady Jane said... #

This looks like so much fun! Love all the quilting going on. Hugs, lj

Margie F. said... #

Thanks, Cindy, for including Debbie & I in your retreat post! Being at your table was so much fun! Hopefully the tradition & memories will continue next year.

Needled Mom said... #

I was wondering how you did with that snowstorm. It looks like a fabulous time - especially with the weather outside being a winter wonderland.