Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This little beauty just came off the machine. I LOVE the fabrics...especially the border...a squirrel in my favorite color!

Thanks KB for choosing Sew Sisters to quilt this for you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Our First Retreat

I have had EQ7 for about a year and have messed with it just enough to be dangerous.  A few months ago at the North Carolina Symposium, I took a class by my fellow board member, Cindy Williams.  It was fabulous class on pieced borders.  It was obvious from her class and the equally fabulous book she's written that she knows more about EQ7 than anyone I know.  So I asked her if she'd be interested in teaching a class.

Well, of course, she would love to do that.

Could we turn it into a mini retreat...say somewhere wonderful like Montreat?

Even better!

So, after a little planning and coordinating, a small group of us met at the historic Assembly Inn in Montreat, North Carolina.

Yesterday afternoon, Karen and I anxiously awaited our guests in the lobby of the Inn.

We then went into town and ate way too much at the Black Mountain Bistro.  When we got back to the inn, some turned in for the night but some of us stayed up doing hand work and telling stories.  My cheeks still hurt from laughing!

Saturday Cindy got us started early and by mid-afternoon, we were all designing quilts and blocks and feeling all powerful with our new skills.

I believe our first Sew Sisters retreat was a roaring success.  Everyone was giddy and seemed to have a great time.

And you better believe we schemed all the way home about what we can do next...so stay tuned!!!