|Jackie holding Sally and Peter's giant log cabin quilt top|
The Petwood Hotel is beautifully situated and full of old world charm. The food is fabulous too. But what makes our Retreats so special is the people. We think that great things happen when a few people gather together around a machine quilting frame.
|Ann, Emma, Brenda, Carol, Maggie and Martha around the NEQ 6 foot frame|
Small is beautiful! So we limit the numbers to 7 or 8 participants and we have at least 2 teachers.
|Sally, Jackie, Maggie, Carol and Brenda with Jackie's quilt|
|Peter and Martha chuckling over the 8 foot NEQ frame|
There's lots of time one to one interaction as we doodle designs. We go from pen and paper to thread and fabric, gaining confidence on familiar designs and learning lots of new ones.
|Sally, Maggie, Carol, Brenda and Martha with Sally's quilt|
One of my favourite sessions is when we audition various threads on the unfinished quilt tops that people bring. I make sure that there's a good selection of Machine Quilting threads for people to choose. It's so inspiring to see all the gorgeous quilts as we explore machine quilting options.
|Ann and Emma looking at the ripple stipple design on Jackie's quilt|
This such a good mix of people.We had so much fun! We're already planning a reunion!