Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Always More Than Quilting

We arrived home last night from the quilt retreat at Rae Ann's cabin in Star Valley, Wyoming.
Now that I have Internet connection, I will share with you in the next few days some of the "going-on's" from our time together.

When ever I attend a quilt retreat, it's always more than the quilting.
This was such a relaxing time. Rae Ann's cabin provides a place to read a book on the deck, or take a nap.

Each evening we witnessed the most spectacular sunsets.

Time together with girlfriends sooths the soul.
We brought little gifts for each other.

Judi is modeling the apron that Susann made for each of us to wear while we worked.

Every gift was special and from the heart.
Look at this cute pincushion made by Lori. She will be providing a tutorial soon over on her blog Bee In My Bonnet.

We took turns cooking.
Judi shared with us tips on nutrition and healthy eating. Her food was delish!
She promised to post recipes on her blog Live Well With Judi.

Of course, since this was a quilt retreat, we had to include a snack table complete with chocolate.

Even though we brought with us more projects than a cat has fleas, we ran into town for a little fabric shopping.

The little communities of Thayne and Afton may be small, but they have their priorities straight.
Even the hardware store had a quilting section.

And we couldn't make a trip into Afton without stopping at our favorite restaurant Rocky Mountain Seafood, where they fly in fresh fish every day.
Who would have guessed you would find such amazing seafood in the middle of Wyoming?
The fish tacos were double yum.

Of course, we had plenty of time for quilting. Rae Ann provided a design wall for each of us, where she pinned flannel backed table cloths to the walls. I'll be showing our projects in the next few posts.


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Very nice! The gifts are fabulous, that apron is too cute with the jumbo ric rac, the pin cushion is just darling, the view spectacular...a perfect way to spend time with quilting friends! Lucky you!


O'Quilts said...

That looks like the perfect retreat... with aprons and design walls provided, friends, quilt shops and chocolate!! Wow

Shari said...

What an amazing retreat... it makes me smile just to think of it - so glad it was so wonderful for you all...

Judi said...

What a great retreat! Looks like you had a blast. Looking forward to the design wall pictures.

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh fun fun fun. I can't wait to eat at that seafood restaurant this summer. Shopping in Afton is quaint and cute. You girls had a great time.

Rae Ann said...

I think it is time to go back to the cabin. I am waiting for you to call me and tell me when to be ready! Let's go!!!
Missing you greatly!!! :{

Material Mary said...

Sure looks like fun, Nedra. Do tell us all about the projects..

Patsy said...

What a wonderful place to get away, relax, sew, shop, talk, and eat! Can I say that I'm jealous? It sounds great! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Cardygirl said...

What a wonderful place to have a retreat...lots of great friends & beautiful gifts! thankyou for sharing your pics.

Carol said...

Oh Nedra I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time...what an incredible setting.

Unknown said...

That looks like so much fun. Hope you have a great time.