Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sharing the Fun at Retreat #2

No sooner did I get home from Mountain Quiltfest (see that post HERE), then I had to begin getting ready for Retreat #2!  Poor me, right?  LOL!!!

This week is our local guild retreat for Music City Quilt Guild in Nashville.  Every year we pack up and head to Camp Widjiwagan for four days of fellowship and stitching - what fun we have together!!!

Tell me - do you love this little Kitty Pincushion as much as I do?????

I mean, just how CUTE can a pincushion really be???  

Oh yes, I fell in love immediately!!!  Sylvia had this sitting on her desk, and before the day was out, she took pity on me and let me "babysit" it for a while =^..^=  I did give it back at the end of the evening, but it was a close call.  I was right on the edge of making a run for it!!!  She is trying to reach the lady who made this one to find out where I can find the pattern and make one of my own :*D
.................until then, I feel very bereft!!!

****UPDATE***** Daryl over at Patchouli Moon has found the pattern for this adorable pincushion - and IT IS FREE!!!  Here is the link if you'd like to make one too....

                              I have been working on Hudson's Heroes and I'm almost done!!!

After I finally got all the vehicles paper-pieced while at Mountain Quiltfest retreat, I remembered this cute little helicopter pattern I had found on Craftsy designed by Quiet Play - and I knew I had to add this fun vehicle to the convoy.  I took out one of the ambulances and replaced it with this block - so adorable!!!

I've been stitching like crazy.....

adding fun little sashing elements from Jacquelynne Steves' fun and bubbly Happy Town line ......

And don't forget the wheels!!!  I said that so often that Joanne threatened to slap me if I mentioned the wheels one more time - so after that I spelled w-h-e-e-l-s when anyone asked =^..^=   They really make all the difference, don't' they?  I still have to stitch these applique w-h-e-e-l-s down, but then I'll be D-O-N-E with the top and it will be ready for quilting!  Whoohoo!!!!!

Don't forget that the back will be this fun play panel from the Happy Town line....

I'll announce the winner of the digital copy of Jacquelynne's new book, Child's Play, this evening!!!

Today I plan to catch up on Baubles and Beads, which is a mystery quilt from our Year-long Mystery project at Lebanon Piecemakers Guild, and then I'll start on the Strip Stacks quilt from my class in Pigeon Forge.

Here are some of the fun projects others are working on.....

Joanne finished her Twin Sisters quilt - all the fabrics are dogwood prints!
She and her friend Carla both made one of these - love it!!!!

Susie is a little shy, but she's one very talented quilter!!!

She also finished up this UFO - isn't it gorgeous?

Sylvia completed this lovely 30's quilt - to everyone's delight!
Candice pieces and quilts by hand only - she found the best spot in the house!!!

Late in the afternoon yesterday we had a few visitors!  I had to zoom in to get them so it is a little fuzzy.

And just in case you might think we are all work and no play around Camp Widjiwagan, I leave you with this  picture of Candice and Kay, catching a ride to the lunch cabin!  Yep, we're a barrel of laughs :*D

Wish you were here!!!

Hugs & Blessings!

Linking up with WIP Wednesdays....

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I LOVE your Happy Town quilt!! Are you going to enter it in the contest??

  2. Yes Teresa that cat pincushion is adorable! Let me know what info you find out about it.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun and your quilt is so darling.

  3. Hey Teresa. I found a free pattern here:

  4. That's such an adorable cat pincushion ... I hope you are able to get the pattern for it.

    And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Happy Town quilt! It's just way too adorable for words!

    Two retreats? I need to move to Nashville ... that seems to be where all the retreats happen! ;-)

  5. The helicopter block caught me eye as it's really cute and so perfectly paper-pieced, but when scrolling down the blog, I was amazed to see a whole quilt done in the paper piecing. It is wonderful! I love the all the trucks and fire engines--oh my!

    Your description of your retreat sounds like everyone had a really fun time--of course you are making all of us quilters jealous. Glad it was great.

    Elizabeth E.

  6. What a WONDERFUL "Heroes" quilt you have created, Teresa. My goodness, I LOVE it! And your story about w-h-e-e-l-s made me giggle. : )
    Looks like a very fun retreat. Do you have to be able to pronounce the camp name in order to attend?

  7. I recognised Kristy's pattern immediately. It fits so well with the rest of you lovely quilt! that pincushion is so so adorable. No wonder you nearly went awol with it!

  8. You've been having way too much fun my friend! Hudson's quilt top is adorable, and all those quilt tops by your friends are eye candy this rainy Wednesday morning!

  9. Two quilt retreats this month and hosting Bonnie Hunter's classes next week. Wow! I want to be just like you when I grow up. LOL. Love the Heroes quilt. And, thank you for sharing those quilts by your friends. They are just wonderful!

  10. Ya'll had a ball! Your Happy Town quilt is too much fun! I WANT ONE! LOL Some little boy is gonna be REAL happy with that one! You are in a very talented group of artists there!

  11. Teresa, I wish I was there, too! Sounds like you're having serious fun and that Happy Town quilt is the cutest!! Hudson is going to love it. What a clever and wonderful Grandma he has.


  12. Fun!
    The wheels make the quilt. It is adorable. Well done!
    Love seeing what the group was working on.

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time- I'm a little jealous ;)
    The Happy Town quilt is just THE CUTEST!!!

  14. Hudson's Heroes looks amazing! I love the addition of one helicopter and the sashing/border fabrics are perfect. It sounds like you had a great retreat. Thanks for sharing some of the other quilts that were worked on.

  15. What fun the retreat must be! And I love the little fire engine quilt. Great for little boys.

  16. So much to see! Thanks for all the pictures.

  17. Teresa, OMG your Happy Town Quilt is just the's a winner. Good luck in the contest! Enjoy your Easter weekend. Pauline

  18. Adorable little kitty... but those PP vehicles are just the cutest!!! Wow, you must have had so much making them! Love seeing a glimpse of your retreat too.


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