Thanks to Pam Leland, Maureen Sopko, and Diane Camarote for planning our annual retreat! We were at at new location - The Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center - which proved to be a terrific experience. We shared mini-workshops (bindings, working with curves, labeling your quilts with stories, faux cathedral windows, the 10 minute quilt block.....). our snack table was ample and we shared wine and cheese on our "game night" - a "very interesting word game"......
Well, BVQ 2017 Retreat is in the books. Waiting anxiously till next year!! We packed, we unpacked, we sewed, we ate, we laughed, we ate, we learned, we ate, we played, we ate, we slept (well, some of us), we ate, we packed, and as of today (1 day home) I’ll bet many have not unpacked. But there’s always tomorrow!
We not only learned new quilting things (easy 4-patch, hexi flowers, flange binding, binding and other tricks, facing a quilt) we learned OTHER things – none of us need denture cream, one of us has been a balloon-delivering clown, some of us have NEVER had a cup of coffee, one of us was part of a Presidential motorcade, one of us has a personal picture with President Obama, one of us cleaned a toilet with someone’s toothbrush (don’t cross this person!), one of us speaks 4 languages, one of us is a marathon runner, one of us has written a dictionary that is currently in bookstores, and NONE OF US can agree on what a Tastee Cake is….you just had to be there.
Enjoy the slide show – until next year. Come again! Or join us for the first time. You won’t be sorry!
Members of BVQ set off to Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA on March 30, 2016 for 4 days and 4 nights of sewing, camaraderie, learning, finishing, starting, sorting, eating......see below for to see what else!!! Couldn't join us??? Plan NOW for next year!
Hi I'm Deb, BVQ webmaster and official blog runner! I am a retired Medical Technologist, having worked the night shift at Chester County Hospital for 30 years. I think I have sewed forever – my mom sewed, my grandmother sewed, and in 1984 I decided to make a "blanket" for my about-to-be baby....it was 3 layers sewn together with a binding! Little did I know it was a quilt! I am basically self-taught, but continue to learn as I hang out with BVQ. My basement work area is seriously quilt cluttered and my better half asks no questions! I have too many UFO’s and want-to-do’s than I can count, but I guess that makes me a true quilter!