Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Newest Creation!

I originally created this work of art NOT to be an apron. But when I heard about the newest apron swap Shawnee was hosting in the theme of polk-a-dots, I just HAD to work this in! So I bought some coordinating polk-a-dot fabric and voilá! A sassy little apron was born. The pattern in the body of the apron is actually a quilt pattern known as 9-patch toss. I "tossed" it into an apron for some lucky swapper. I hope she loves it. It was fun to make!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quilt Retreat Weekend of April 30

Hi Girls!

I know that we are all very excited about retreat coming up weekend of April 30 - May 1. Saturday, we will be going to Latimer Textiles for a private viewing of some antique quilts at the local museum. Everyone remember to thank Ronna for making these arrangements on our behalf. THANKS RONNA!!!

You may check in any time after 1 pm on Friday afternoon. We will have the home fires burning with the welcome mat out for all "late" arrivals.
We have to check out by no later than noon on Sunday.

You will need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bags, towels and other personal things. You may want to bring extra tables if you have them. Of course, all your sewing equipment and projects, any games, dvd's or books for other personal relaxation and/or enjoyment.

Below is some additional details and pics of where we'll be staying. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Otherwise, we'll discuss more details next Tuesday. I'll hand out maps, directions and physical address at next meeting.

Built in 1898
Large - Roomy - Great for retreats, reunions, weddings or parties.
A twenty minute drive to the beach and several rivers for fishing, beachcombing and other out door activities.
Shopping, museums and other activities are available to round out your stay.
Great-room with many comfortable chairs, tables for games or eating.
Cozy wood stove with lots of free wood, also forced air furnace.
Raised speaker's platform -perfect for meetings.
Two king bedrooms, two queen bedrooms, 11 bunks, plus extra mats for floor sleeping.
Fully equipped kitchen. Two gas ranges, Two refrigerators. Freezer.
Dining room with original pass-thru cupboads.
Washer, Dryer, Cable TV.
Bring your own bedding, towels and personal items.
Three bathrooms, including two showers and a tub.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April's Hive Activities

Spring is in the air! Birds are tweeting, BEES are buzzing and flowers are popping up all over the place. I absolutely love this time of year. And April starts off with a bang with Easter. It feels to EARLY to be Easter already. Can it really BEE? We have lots of fun activities in store for the month of April. For those of you planning to go to quilt retreat, if you haven't yet signed up for a meal to prep with your team, please let us know what you plan is.

Here are some Hive events worth buzzing about:
4/3 - Swarms of us carpooling to Vancouver's Clark County Quilt Show
4/6 - Busy Bees Quilt Group
4/20 - Busy Bees Quilt Group
4/30 - Busy Bees Quilting Retreat