Sunday, October 24, 2010

Camp Wannamakeablankie

I just got back from my local quilt guild's fall retreat, Camp Wannamakeablankie. We hold the retreat at a local church camp, about 20 miles out of Omaha, Nebraska on the Platte River.

Our rooms and sewing area are located in one building and we walk to the camp dining hall for all of our meals.

Our surroundings are so lovely,

and it is so nice to get away in the fall,

but what it really is all about is...

the fun and sewing!
I worked on my Ladies of the Sea quilt, doing some machine applique. I also had my latest Civil War Bride block along so I could take it around with me as I visited with friends. There were 86 members from the Omaha Quilter's Guild, with 6 friends from my small group.

I know I rebelled against the sewing of Halloween lounge pants a couple posts ago, but we did have fun (I am the one with white hair - funny how it is always white in pictures, I still see blond hair when I look in a mirror).
There was some wonderful piecing going on:

Some even got their entire quilt tops completed - the over achievers.

I will end with showing you Pam's beautiful log cabin made with Kaffe Fassett's fabrics.

All in all a wonderfully relaxing weekend. I have a couple days of work this week and then DH and I are off to Texas for a couple weeks at the beach in Galveston, some time with the cutest grandbaby in the world and his parents, and International Quilt Festival where I have included in my visit a lecture by Kaffe Fassett.

Happy Stitching all,



  1. Nice!!! I LOVE the Hallowe'en lounge pants!!!

    Thanks for posting the GA blog button on your sidebar. I appreciate your support. : )