Monday, July 1, 2013

1st Annual (?) Arrow Rock Quilting Retreat

     My Quilt Guild had a big disappointment lately.  We had planned a retreat in Hannibal and were all looking forward to two days of sewing, shopping and quilting camaraderie.  Alas, our contact person in Hannibal called to advise us to re-schedule due to some construction work in the downtown area.  As most of us had this time blocked out of our busy summer schedules, we were pretty disappointed and were looking for an alternative activity.  We began looking closer to home and settled on a historic restored church in my little town of Arrow Rock.  As someone said, it was just as much fun and we got to sleep in our own beds.   We had a great time and the most anyone drove was probably 25 miles.  Here's some pictures.

Mary worked on machine quilting this Bonnie Hunter design she had pulled from her UFO stack.
Gina and Becky 

Don't you love our quilting queen crowns?

Michelle, I just realized I didn't get a picture of your beautiful 30"s blocks.
Pam working on her UFO

And the finished top.

And then there was the snack table.

Dinner at Arrow Rock Station

Fran's project
Beth's Birthday Blocks completed.

Becky working on a scrap quilt.

Beth working on some birthday blocks for this year.

My jelly roll project.

Don't you love Beth's color selection?

Gina's setting for her 2012 birthday blocks.

Joyce had some beautiful fabrics to work with.

Looking forward to the next retreat.