http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: Another Quilt Retreat Is History

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Another Quilt Retreat Is History

What a wonderful four days we had in Red Lodge, MT.  Medicine Flower Lodge is a perfect set up for quilt retreats plus the catered food is fabulous!  The resort furnishes two meals per day—a brunch at 10am and dinner at 5:30pm—in between we don’t starve—there is always more snacks than we have the time to consume!

Our day started early Thursday, Jeane picked me up at Nat’s and we stuffed all my quilting paraphernalia into her Prius—you can get a lot of stuff in a Prius—we proved it!  On to Absarokee for a stop at the quilt shop where everyone managed to find some fabric they couldn’t live without.  Next stop was the quilt shop in Washoe—a tiny, adorable little shop located in an old mining assay office.  Fueled with food we headed for the resort—unpacked and commenced sewing.  We stopped for dinner and sewed some more.

We had a little excitement Thursday night—one of our beloved quilt retreat group members took a fall.  As she is a previous stroke victim we decided she needed a ride in the ambulance to the brand spanking new hospital in Red Lodge.  I accompanied Janet to the hospital and although her tests all proved negative, the doctor on duty decided she needed to try out one of their fancy new rooms for the night.  She was back with us the next morning before lunch—Janet is an example to all of us and her dry wit keeps us totally entertained.

There were some beautiful creations generated this weekend but in all the excitement of leaving Thursday morning—the fully charged camera battery was left at home and the battery in the camera died.  So—I only have a few photos--

IMG_5004One of Linda’s paper pieced blocks.IMG_5006Mary P.’s tiny little Twister quilt.

IMG_5007Another creation by Mary P.IMG_5009Mary F.’s quilt with 7 borders!

IMG_5010Jeane’s little winter quilt—the photo doesn’t do justice to this gorgeous little quilt—Jeane’s choice of colors was perfect!IMG_5011The odd shape in the middle of this photo is a spiral table runner Donna created—in person it is stunning and the colors Donna chose were just so elegant!  The Christmas wall hanging belongs to Barb and the tiny, tiny little pinwheel and star to the left of the spiral table runner belong to me—the star is 3 1/2 inches total size and the pinwheel is 2 1/2 inches—Christmas ornaments—paper pieced and time consuming but adorable!! 

We sadly said our goodbyes just after lunch and headed home—Michael picked me up at Nat’s and was glad to see me but I think little Emmi was even more glad!! 

Thank you quilt retreat friends for a fabulous weekend!  I got so much accomplished and now am ready to get back to the longarm!


  1. That is a lot of quilting! Your writing seems to clearly prove the great fun had by everyone.

  2. Thank you Janna for the great blog report and pictures! It was truly a great weekend with wonderful people who have become very dear friends. Thanks!

  3. Such beautiful works of art you guys created. Wow. And having fun while creating. That's even better.

  4. Oh My, what crafty girls you all are. I'm in awe. Also I fell in love with your gift quilt in your last entry. It's absolutely gorgeous. What intricate work. Surely, you have one of those quilting thingy-majiggy machines. If only I had a spare room to swoon over fabric and the next dream quilt.
    Loved this. I'm following you, if you don't mind. The lodge time sounded wonderful.

  5. Looks like you had a fun and busy quilting weekend making those beautiful creations. Hope your friend is doing fine after her hospital stay.

  6. did you create your own pattern for that little twister quilt?? love having a border w/in a border....but trying to visualize how this would be done??!! thanks for sharing


Comments to this blog have been closed. Please visit us at

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.