Saturday, April 17, 2010

Quilting Retreat!

This morning I leave for my third quilt retreat of the year! Yes, I do feel very lucky to have a job that allows me time to "play". My Good Intentions Bee has a day long retreat at North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene the first Wednesday of the year. (This was our third or fourth year.) At this retreat we all use the same pattern (a simple one!) and all make a quilt using our own style and fabrics. What is so amazing is how different they all are!!
My second retreat this year was with my BFF (Best Friends Forever) Bee. It is a weekend long retreat held at our regular meeting place, Karen Comstock's home. (She is a great designer.....see her great patterns at
This retreat is the Good Intentions Bee's annual week long trip to the beach in North Carolina. Our destination is Salvo, located on the Outer Banks.
This will be my first time to use my new portable sewing table, the SewEzi. I ordered it from the owner, Barbara on Monday and received it Fedx Ground yesterday at 5:30. If you don't have one of these tables, and you go on retreats, you will want to check them out. Her website is There are different acrylic inserts for the different machines you take to classes or retreats. I ordered one for my Bernina 930, one for my Juki TL98Q and one for my portable Janome Gem Gold.
I hope you will have some time to spend with friends, sewing, eating and laughing soon!