quilting retreat - yahoo!

I got away for the weekend on a quilting retreat with my quilt guild.  We stayed at a hotel in Canmore in the mountains.  The facility was wonderful and I look forward to going again!
I worked on some more blocks for my signature quilt that I started only 3 years ago... :0)  There is no rush.  I have yet to decide how I will set them and there are still some signatures to make blocks for. 
 I was hoping to finish this long, skinny table runner. I finished the blocks but once I  put in the setting triangles the border fabric I had thought I would use just didn't look right.  Maybe later this week I can get back to it.
There were wonderful door prizes!  The guild member who put the door prizes together had made these pincushions to put in some.  I think they are very fun!  There were lots of other lovely handmade gifts in the bags.

Here are the contents of my door prize.  The tea towel is beautifully appliqued - almost too pretty to use.  There is a little fabric roll with pockets to store extra notions and a little kit for a Christmas ornament and other goodies :0)

 It was such a relaxing weekend of sewing with friends.  We also popped over to the quilt shop in town.  I was elated to find border fabric for my Bird of Paradise quilt.  I also found Quilters Dream Request batting.  I have heard many hand quilters love this batting but I have never been able to find it.  I can't wait to try it in my next hand quilting project.  It is so soft and thin - I think it will needle beautifully.
I had brought fabric to start something new but resisted and spent the last few hours hand quilting on my Corn and Beans quilt from last post.  It is progressing well for my end of May deadline.

The weather was cold, windy and snowy while we were there but when we went to load up our cars to go home this was the view from the hotel doorway.  So beautiful in the sunshine!!
Happy Quilting!!