http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: Early Mornings Late Nights

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Early Mornings Late Nights

We’ve been industrious here at our quilt retreat but we took time out to go to what is becoming one of my all time favorite quilt shops, Birdseye Mercantile in Avon, MT—there is nothing in Avon, a restaurant and a quilt shop!! 

Check out these prices Paulette—maybe you need a road trip to Montana!!

2013-09-13 11.56.342013-09-13 11.03.40

2013-09-13 11.56.202013-09-13 12.01.35Shirley paying her bill, the Dresden Plate on the wall is a 1930’s antique quilt.

Back at the retreat house we all got to work—some folks had to make a run to the quilt shop in Deer Lodge—that’s the beauty of this particular retreat location, a really close grocery store and more importantly, a close quilt shop.

Here are a few photos of yesterday’s creations:

IMG_8609 Mary P.—she always has that smile on her face!!

IMG_8611Jeane’s bright, modern quilt—the colors grew on all of us.

IMG_8612My creation yesterday.

IMG_8613Mary F.—another beautiful star pattern!

IMG_8614Isn’t this just the sweetest little creation Gay made!!  Gay had sewing machine troubles yesterday, one of our members, Roxie lives about 35 miles from here and ran home to get another machine for Gay to use for the rest of the retreat—we quilters stick together!

IMG_8618Bette’s Christmas creation—I loved the border fabric on this quilt.

IMG_8620And another finish by Mary F.

On to quilt—Jeane and I are doing breakfast this morning, our casseroles are in the refrigerator ready to stick in the oven, scones are warming—it’s gonna be a good one!  We haven’t starved to death in spite of the fact we are providing our own meals here.

I love quilt retreats!!


  1. Now, Janna, don't you be encouraging Paulette to visit any more faraway quilt shops, she can find those all on her own.

  2. Don't listen to HIM!! haha Go ahead and ENCOURAGE me...come on cheer me on!!
    Be still my heart!! Those are half (or more) of what we pay in Canada!! I could have done some serious damage!! Don't you love a QS like this one!!

  3. I can see why you enjoy these retreats so much.

  4. I am not a quilter but I do enjoy looking at the intricate designs. What a beautiful diverse group of quilts you ladies have there. Janna, I love the 3-D effect of yours. Very interesting:)

    All those smiles really express the great time your are having. Enjoy the rest of your visit together.


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

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