Take a look at our sweet quilt retreat in the woods.

Summer breezes, floating skies, lazy days…butterflies.

One Sweet Retreat

One hunting cabin, twelve ladies, three featherwieghts, one Brother, two Janomes, one New Home, three ScanNCuts, handwork, fabric everywhere, thread, pins, needles, fusible, vinyl and food–what more could a quilter want? A few deer out the window?


Deer on the Bluffs

What seemed to a few like a road to nowhere turned into a swell time for us all!

While some gals worked on machines and some day-trippers brought handwork, many of us worked on final details for the local quilt show which our guild hosts in less than a month: bindings, labels, tops, and some just beginning!

Rosie’s stocking.








The End of the Road

Nearly everyone got some kind of monogram as we were testing our wits against the ScanNCut machines and realizing the possibilities.

A is for Anne with an E

We were busy from dawn to late night.

Nancy’s Tea Quilt

There was laughter and sharing, ideas and planning, world problems solved and lots of food involved! SOMEone, of course, brought some bear scat to scare–but instead it was bear scat to share! It was YUM!

Fresh Bear Scat




Bear Droppings:


2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 Tbsp shortening

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup slivered almonds

(You can substitute almonds if you like)

Directions: in a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate chips and shortening until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in raisins and almonds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill until ready to serve.

My answer to the bear trickery was a bear paw quilt made with Kaffe and Moda Grunge. See “It’s a Bear Out There” for the full bear tale.

My Bear Likes Kaffe


This little getaway was a fun and beautiful way to transition from the heat of the summer to the cooler temps ahead.

Sweet Friends

It was a sweet retreat.



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