Monday, September 24, 2012

Camp Harris....a place just up the road

There were 15 of us together sewing and laughing, whining and dining from Monday through Thursday last week.  I'm still in recovery mode.
Here's just a glimpse of  how much quilt making is done in and around the quilter's retreat camp grounds.
Oh, yes, the Saints came marching in.  For a Canada girl, Theresa can really sew up and get the Saints spirit.  Her almost finished project  just needs two more borders.  Quilt shops watch out, the girl is on a roll! 
Always a hoot when Linda Lee comes to visit us at retreat.  You'd think they never get to see each other.....mother and daughter now live next door to each other.  Both are the winners for this sleeping arrangement!   Right Lenita? 
P.S.  Rhonda stopped in too, but narry a picture was taken!! 

Take a peek over Pat's shoulder.  Aren't these the best little mini Christmas trees?  A free pattern downloaded from a quilt if I only knew which one! 

News Flash:  Quilters Newsletter:  Christmas Flag Quilt

Paper-piecing designs all in a row. 


Dorothy is serious about applique design making with her light box. 

And here is just one of thirteen little owls with personality that will perch on the tree! Life's a Hoot.
Dorothy found at

The tree!

Lil kept hard at it and completed another Christmas quilt.

I've stopped counting how many Christmas wall hangings Lil's a bunch!

Mary finished her community service project.  A printed book on fabric....clever Mary made a quilt out of it! 

She also hand quilts!  So beautifully.  Another quilt ready to be delivered. 

and when Lynda isn't sitting around looking pretty!
 she's putting some finishing touches on this little Sun Bonnet Sue....just one of many to delight granddaughter, Hannan.  Hand embrodiery and applique!  Adorned with sweet. 

Christie is the best at concentrating on her sewing in spite of the noise level in the retreat room!
She has a lot of Kaffe Fassett fabric to sew together.  And  did you notice her vintage Singer? 

Arah drove over from Plano.....just couldn't miss out of the fun with sister, Dee. 

 and just couldn't believe all the goings on at the table across the aisle! 

but in spite of herself,  a lot of diagonal rows were sewn together to make this heart-stopping red and white.  Puss In The Corner quilt block.  How simple....but what a splash Arah's red and white fabric makes.   

 Dee's also trying to figure what's going on across the aisle!  To die for thirties fabric in her finished quilt top! 

This was Linda's first trip out and I think she'll give us a return visit.  How about it Linda? 
 With her Quilt n' Stitch project completed.  I want that Sew Ezi sewing table

Ethel's hands are putting the finishing touches on her community service project.  Some special child is going to be so happy.  I'm already feeling the hugs.  Aren't you Ethel?

Karla may just finish this one and get a prize when she does.  Keep sewing Karla.....your mystery quilt is looking good. 

and just whose sewing station is this? 

Madeleine must have opted for a nap while the camera was at its busiest....and Marty, well, I'm the one with the camera.  I think that's it.....fifteen happy campers
 dressed up for the occasion.....and what a party it was!  Ya'll come.  There's always room for one (or two) more.



  1. Looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    1. Yes, we had a blast, but blast it, the week had to end!

  2. Love the pictures and commentaries! So, when is the next retreat?

    1. hmmmmmm......must be mid-February. I've already saved the date in my 2013 social calendar!