March 1, 2010

"Strippers" Quilt Retreat

Last Tuesday my friend Nancy planned to deliver some finished quilts out at North Bend State Park. They were having one of their three annual quilt retreats at the Lodge. So I went along. The 46 quilters were so friendly and welcoming that I decided to join them. So .....

I took off on Wednesday last week for the quilt retreat at North Bend State Park, joining 46 quilters from Ohio, WestVirginia, Tenn. It's out in the woods and a little rustic.

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OK I'm joking that's not the Lodge. You can blame my DH ... he thought it would be funny.


This is the "real" lodge. I forgot to take a photo so this is one from their website during summer.

(photo credited to Jim Osborn)

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My room (lots of wood, even on the ceiling)
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Shot out my window
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Dining Room
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Gift Shop
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Huge fireplace
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Snack Tables
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Mascot
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We had 2 sewing rooms ... this one had 21 quilters

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Presentation by Karen H. about Mazie Cunningham, West Virginia Quilter (1930's)

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Here's a small slideshow sample of projects during the Quilt Retreat Week ...



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Sorry I wasn't sitting in the best spot. To view a larger shot click on the photo.

The evening ended with a skit, "North Bend Nursing Home"



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It started to snow on Wednesday afternoon ... and kept snowing .... oops



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DH came to pick me up Friday morning ..... oh dear the roads

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We made it down the mountain side into the closest town, Harrisville, about 8 miles from North Bend State Park.

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Now we're on the 4 lane but only 1 lane was cleared
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Oh dear I do hope the tractor trailer driver is ok
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The closer we get to our city the road is better
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And there she is ... our little brick house ... about 32 miles from North Bend
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Well I'm all signed up for the full week in February 2011 .... rooming with my friend Becky ... I can't wait.

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8 comments:

elsie123 said...

Looks like you had a great time...even with all the snow!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing and glad you ae back home safe and sound. Looks like a good time.

leslie said...

how fun!!! these are the kind of things i am hoping we can go to in our guild. i am also very confident in actually hosting one of these events. the modern guilds are gaining popularity so quickly i can see multiple guilds hosting workshop weekends! i am so glad you made if back safely! that looked really bad. i would have been a wreck. another reason for guild groups. tour buses with drivers...hahaha.
thanks for sharing!
leslie

machen und tun said...

what a great retreat! thanks for sharing, i have to admit i am a bit jealous :-)
claudia

Gari said...

Great coverage of what appeared to be a great retreat. However, snow? No!

Lynn W. said...

I love getting away for retreats and this one looks like a winner. Obviously you had a great time if you're going for a full week next year! I can hardly wait for mine in July.

brendadawg said...

What fun! Glad you made it home safe and sound.

bingo~bonnie said...

what a fun time that would have been!! Lucky YOU! Wink

I loved the slide show on your blog - that quilt after the paper dolls quilt was my favorite! thanks for sharing!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie