I feel so lucky to have been able to spend a few days with 25 other women from Ocean Waves Quilt Guild at a retreat in Ocean City Maryland. We stayed at the Dunes Manor Hotel, and were treated with such courtesy by the staff. Wonderful food; great desserts; all included in our fee for the retreat. The hotel had afternoon tea each day; happy hour; and a lovely lady who played the grand piano in the middle of the lobby; and engaged everyone in a sing-a-long! She passed out song books and everyone nearby found a place to sit and sing old favorites.
We did a lot of sewing between Wednesday noon and Friday noon. We worked on two patterns – Summer in the Park and One Block Wonders.
Missouri Star Quilt Company has a video on the Summer in the Park – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WgTyqB8Pc
The pattern can be found at http://englandstreet.blogspot.com/2012/10/summer-in-park-free-jelly-roll-pattern.html
The One Block Wonders pattern can be found in Maxine Rosenthals book – available here – http://www.amazon.com/One-Block-Wonders-Fabric-One-kind/dp/1571203222
I haven’t taken any photos yet of my Summer in the Park block. I want to get a few more done before I do, so there is more to see. Will post them when I get some more finished.
I did get only one photo of my OBW blocks when the instructor had them up on her design wall for demo purposes. I made one of these quilts in the past, for my granddaughter and was looking forward to doing it again, and doing a much better job. I was second guessing my fabric choice for a couple of days prior to the retreat, thinking the pattern was not big enough; bold enough etc. I had an 8 1/2″ repeat, and that was the MINIMUM required. Well, after I saw them on the design wall, I knew it was going to be ok!! I have 29 of the blocks made, and will be cutting more fabric.
Enjoy the pictures of our retreat!
My family knows how much I like to cruise, but the trip Dunes Manor Hotel,(http://dunesmanor.com/) an ocean front hotel for a quilt retreat was the next best thing. (The really cool thing is I had only a 35 minute drive to get there!!!)
I had a great time sharing and learning with 25 other ladies from our guild. I love being in the guild, and think the committee from Ocean Waves Quilt Guild ( http://oceanwavesquiltguild.org/ ) picked the perfect setting for our retreat! I can’t wait to go again!