Retreat

Sew Virginia Beach 2016

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go to the Sew Virginia Beach 2016 retreat! I had SO MUCH FUN!! In fact, I was having so much fun and getting so much sewing done that I only took a couple of pictures. Bad blogger, no cookie! πŸ˜€

On Friday, we had the pleasure of listening to Lee Monroe of May Chappell teach us how to make a super cute hard frame clutch bag. She also brought along a ton of quilts to show and they were each so beautiful! Her voile quilt has convinced me to cut up the voiles I’ve been hoarding and make them into a quilt. Eeeek! Lee’s mom, the “Guru”, was also there and she was totally adorable! Anyway, here’s a picture of the cute bag I made:

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We had the option to bring blocks to be made into quilts for the Hopes and Dreams
Quilt Challenge for ALS by Quilter’s Dream Batting
. I brought 84 blocks, which netted me 42 raffle tickets. I had my stack of tickets sitting there and when the first number was called, I looked through them and thought I didn’t have the number. The number got called a couple more times before I finally double checked and the last one in the pile was that number! I won an Oliso SmartIron!! I couldn’t believe it!! This is the coolest iron ever!! <3 img_3922

On Saturday, Alison Glass taught a great project using reverse appliquΓ© with her wonderful quilting fabrics and knit fabrics from Andover. She also brought along a ton of her quilts to show. I was so busy looking at all of them, that I didn’t take any pictures. Shame on me! It reminded me that I have a fat quarter bundle of Sun Print 2016 that I need to figure out what to do with soon. <3 I had such a great time and I can't wait to do it again next year! πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “Sew Virginia Beach 2016

  1. oh wow!! Congrats on winning the iron – that’s been on my wish list for quite some time now as is attending a sewing retreat. It’s probably better for me there aren’t more pictures or I’d be crying in my keyboard that I missed it… πŸ˜‰

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