Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It was fun going on retreat

Fat Quarterly Retreat

The 7 hour time change to return from London is taking its toll, and I am very tired. So I will give you a recap of the excellent Fat Quarterly Retreat, mostly in pictures. There was some talking on the stage and people hanging about visiting.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Brit Bee women and their project 51

People were sharing quilts - this is the Brit Bee Project 51 and the bee members.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Mandy and Rachel with Rhonda

Rhonda was there in spirit and here hanging about with Rachel and Mandy.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - people sewed a bit, talked a lot, laughed all the time

There was sewing and visiting. Here you see a group I really enjoyed getting to know, Cindy, Susan, Laura, Lucy and Kat. Well, Lucy and I were really missed talking, so we discussed the need do that next time.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Terri and Ceri's quilt

That is Ceri and Terri, two new friends who are both wonderful. They made this quilt for Siblings Together and I helped sew on the label.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Ironwoman quilts

Those are the Iron Woman quilts, my group is second from the left. The winner was the beautiful quilt on the far left but every one of them was lovely.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Iron Woman Quilt and Heather

That is another new friend, Heather, with my group's quilt. Heather is going to quilt it and make sure it is donated to Project Linus.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Portholes class

I went to 4 classes but have photos of the makes from only 2. I made a porthole in Lucie Summers' class and I hope to make more, that is the photo of the whole class's work.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - EPP

And I learned to English Paper Piece with Tacha. Those are Liberty fabrics. I also did paper piecing with Lynne and the designer challenge with Lynne, John and Brioni.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Swaps and a gift

I received swap goodies from Karen, Marguerite, Tacha and Trash and a lovely notebook from Hadley.

Fat Quarterly Retreat - goodie bag

And there was a goodie bag full of goodness. There was much more, but that is all I have photos to share. There were so many other wonderful friends that I met in person for the first time and others who I really got to know for the first time at the retreat.

This event was so much fun, all the people were nice, they laughed all the time and everyone had fun. You can read many more posts linked at the Fat Quarterly Blog here. Thank you to the Fat Quarterly Team and to the many sponsors of this event - I hope to come back next year to do it again.




  1. You did have a wonderful time, didn't you?!! I think the zigzag drawstring bag is my favourite of all your goodies! And your Iron Woman quilt is awesome!Thanks for go and catch up on your sleep!

  2. Great recap Leanne! It was so lovely to meet you. However I have since found that I have not got a single photo of you! Poor planning that..!
    Hope you get over jetlag soon. I know exactly how you feel! :)

  3. It was lovely to meet you Leanne, and you have some great photos, especially the one of heather with our quilt. Do you mind if I copy that one, as I don't have it? Thatnks for stopping me stressing out over the iron man challenge!

  4. So glad you enjoyed it all. It is just a blur for me but a very happy blur.

  5. it was so great to finally meet you Leanne! Glad that you got home safely but sorry you are so tired. Hope to see you again next year!

  6. It was wonderful to meet you Leanne and thank you again for making my lovely badge. Lovely photos on your post too. Hope you get rested soon!

  7. I wouldn't try getting over the jet lag, you will only end up getting it again!

  8. I am sorry we did not get a chance to chat Leanne! Good to see you have had a lovely time, hope the jet lag passes soon!

  9. It was soooooooo great to meet you finaly after knowing you for so long and you writing the most popular post on my blog lol. XXX

  10. Nice to be given a idea of the event! Nice reading along. And enjoy your godies, new inspiration and friends, etc!

  11. Looks and sounds like great fun for you all!

  12. Oh that looks like so much fun! Hang in there getting your clock readjusted!

  13. It was so lovely to meet you and to get to spend so much time with you, thanks for putting up with me! Oh, and I have a date a week on Saturday...

  14. Glad you had fun on your travels and at retreat Leanne. Hope the jetlag eases up soon.

  15. I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing the photos. Hope I'll be able to join you next year.

  16. Oh it all looks so fabulous! I'm hoping I might get there next year too!

  17. It was lovely to meet you Leanne! Hope the jet lag wears off soon.

    Fabulous makes and swaps, and I spy a few familiar Liberty prints in there too :)

  18. You all look to have had a wonderful time!!

  19. Looks like such fun--of course all of us who didn't go are COMPLETELY jealous. Thanks for tipping us off to the events and activities.

    Glad you had a good time. (Was Paris fun, too?)

    Elizabeth E.

  20. This was a wonderful photo post. So glad to see all the photos and read your post.

  21. Great pics L! It's so lovely seeing all the quilts in one place! And so many happy faces too! Jxo


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