Tuesday, June 19, 2012


There is nothing as much fun as getting together with your quilty friends and spending three days sewing, laughing, sharing, and eating.  I went to Red Rooster Retreat in Cullman, AL this past weekend with a group of gals from Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  We had a blast!
I packed up my sewing table, my machine and at least five projects to work on.  Oh, yeah, I did take my pillow and my suitcase.

The greeting at the front door.  We are here and ready to get sewing.

Here is where I made my "nest" with all my "gear" to sew the weekend away.  My travelling partner is Jan, and she was across the table from me working on one of her "scrappy" projects.

Barbara, our organizer, adding a binding to her Batik Puzzle.  Barbara is one of the Georgia gals.

Melba and Bobbie (Mississippi gals) laughing about something.  They laughed about a lot of things all weekend.  In the background is Bren (Tennessee gal).

The Louisiana corner with Kay, Reena, Sharon and Kim.

Barbara and Kathy working on the friendship block for Renea.

Martha, Becky, and Bren, all gals from Tennessee, working on different projects.

Reena completed her Southwestern looking wall hanging.  I love those flying geese in the border.

The first project I finished was my quilt that I called "Life's Orchard".  It is Bonnie Hunter's version of the Tree of Life block and it looks like an orchard to me.

On the left is Diana's Windmill Batik quilt and on the right is Bobbie's quilt she made for her granddaughter.

Bren was making this quilt for her BIL for his boat.  The boat is named Salsa and Bren used fabrics that are ingredients for a salsa to make this project the perfect gift for taking on a boat ride.

Audrey and Diana are admiring Audrey's Tulip Quilt, a gift for Audrey's granddaughter.

Sewing and Quilting make a gal thirsty.  We had lots of good food and good wine.

My second project was my paper-pieced Kaleidoscope quilt.  I only finished about half of this one.

My third project I worked on was the Dresden Plate.  It is the WIP for the month of June.  I finished the top and am now working on the pieced back.  I will feature it in its own Blog Post a little later in the week.

One final look at the Red Rooster Retreat as we drove away with plans to meet these gals again next year to sew, laugh, share and enjoy another weekend together.



  1. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all....awesome pics.

  2. Five projects in one weekend? How long will it take for me to get to that level of quilting?

    The people who were at the retreat clearly had a good time. What lovely quilting projects!


    1. We did have a great time, Lucy, and accomplished a great deal.

      You will be able to complete many projects. I just work steadily all the time. The more you do the faster you become.