Monday, February 18, 2013

Keswick Quilt Guild Retreat

Last year, during The Gathering of the Guilds ( held every 2 years), Woodstock Quilt Guild were given a Sister guild.  That sister guild is Keswick Ridge Quilt Guild.  Last weekend they had their annual retreat at the Villa Madonna in Rothsay.  I was lucky enough to be able to go.  There were 13 of us in the basement and had our very own quilt shop in the next room.  There were about 43 of us all total.  I always have a great time and it is always easier when I am not hosting.  Here are some of the pictures I took and some of the little stories that go along with it.

I talked Joyce R into going on her first retreat.  I think everyone should go at least once, or like me go twice a year.  So here is Joyce sewing in her pajamas!

Susan H was working on a couple gorgeous projects.  Because there was only 13 of us "Cellar Dwellers"   I really got to know everyone better.  I did no know Susan spoke french!!

Janet M was working on her mystery quilt and a monkey quilt.

Sue laid this out and we all flocked to it!!

Darcy was quilting this weekend.  Love it!!

                                                          I made a couple Farmall bags

 Joyce and I saw a picture of a table runner and decided to make it.  I bought the spring looking fabric at the quilt shop.  I was surprised to notice as I as cutting it that some of it is the new Sandy Garvis and the other Vintage Modern from Moda.  Joyce made hers from the jelly roll strips that I have talked her into swapping.

Janet M as working on a monkey quilt.  Darcy started hers that weekend too!

Kathy bought one of my patterns.  She bought some beautiful fabric to make it, and probably helped me sell some more patterns :P

We had decided that we all wanted to make this new pattern.  It was in the Fons and Porter mag, designed by the Heart to Art designer (Nancy H).  Here they are.

 Janet M got the center of her mystery quilt done.

And Shell got a ton of work done on her block of the month. 

Until the next stitch!


  1. Oh man, I LOVE that one on the floor. Is that a stack and whack??

    Side note - we moved (again!) in Fredericton, but this time over in to the cutest little house you;ve ever seen. It;s over in Douglas and our Lakeville house is up for sale. At least I'm close to the Keswick quilters?

    I really should go to a retreat.

    1. You are about 35 min from the Kewswick Quilters and about 18 min from the Cotton Mill Quilters---they meet at the community centre in Marysville just beyond the old Gibson Cotton Mill. I can put you in contact if you like. And yes, it's a stack n whack....sorry Janet for answering your comments LOL! Shelley

  2. This is a great post!! Loved it! Send the link to Darcy so she can post it to the Keswick guild!