A small group of us from the OKC Modern Quilt Guild went on a quilt retreat this last weekend and let me just tell you…sigh…it was wonderful.
I went with a plan and had two quilts already cut and ready to sew. That way, I figured I wouldn’t have to focus so much on what I was doing and I could just gab. Having said that, I did have to unpick several times due to said gabbing, but I was still able to get the top to my Christmas Quilt put together…
…and the top for an OKC Thunder Quilt…
…and a third one cut and started…
I also brought fabric for three more quilts, because just like food at a party, it’s better to have too much than not enough. And…since Tulsa is nearby, we even took a little trip to a cute new fabric and gift shop, Owl and Drum and stopped for pizza at Andolini’s on Cherry Street.
The retreat was held at this great little place called Bluebird Lane Scrapbooking & Craft Retreat. What a great place! It’s very cute and up-to-date with, of course, bluebirds scattered throughout. There’s a big dining table and great dark wood floors just as you enter their front door.
You enter on the upper floor and the doors off the dining room and kitchen lead out to the deck in the photo below. Snacks, drinks and food were provided, we just had to warm it up. They even left us homemade brownies!
Opposite the dining room, as you first walk in are the craft rooms. This side had eight 6-foot tables and the opposite side had just about as many. There’s a design board along the far wall and plenty of light and outlets.
The bedrooms are all downstairs and each room is uniquely decorated. I stayed in “The Book Nook” and it was a cozy place to sleep. The doors open out to a little rock filled area with more outdoor chairs. Sunday afternoon warmed up enough that I grabbed a sweatshirt and sat outside and read for awhile. I can’t wait to go back!
Now…what 15 friends would I want to spend a weekend with?