Monday, January 23, 2012

Get Away!

This past weekend, I headed out of town for a change in the usual routine, to Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake in New York's beautiful Adirondack Mountains, to be specific! Here's a quick review in photos.

It doesn't take long for quilters to create a home away from home. Sewing machines, patterns, notions, fabrics and way too many projects come out of boxes and bags to create a happy chaos at each table.
A quiet moment; creativity awaits.
Pam looks up from her purple and taupe piecing.

And the sewing begins.

Looky-looky! "Feedsack Peaks" from Cut the Scraps! Quilter-Janet is a little camera-shy.

Sharon at the design wall. Blocks get set in the perfect arrangement, carefully planned.

Kathy made this two-color block from a paper-pieced pattern by Carol Doak.

Laura is making this Irish Chain quilt for her mom. A touch of Piping Hot Binding was just the ticket to frame the center medallion.

Lynn and her sister Tammy enjoyed some family time. This is Tammy's very first quilt. Lynn is an accomplished teacher - didn't they both do a great job, teacher and student?

 Pat made a Snap Sack Quilt, "Harvest Tradition."

My table mate, Gail completed a small quilt top with these colorful squares. Pretty!


Inspired by my surroundings, I brought a woodsy toss print fabric and my scraps, of course! What's this going to be? You'll have to wait to find out!

Sunset over Blue Mountain Lake

Magically, at the end of the weekend, all the colorful fabrics and creative energy are stored away for another sewing session on a new day. All is secured safely for the drive home.
All cleared away.
Just for a short while, it's nice to get away and just sew.

Until next time . . .