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Thursday - Sunday Fun at Camp Cheerio, then going home.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The 5th annual Camp Cheerio Quilt Retreat was a great hit. We had many returning friends a few new folks join us. It is nice to meet new friends. It is amazing how fast you become family.

Thursday we sat up our quilt room and had our show and tell. Friday we spent all day sewing and eating.

I started the Morning Star quilt for my bed. Love my little featherweight DH got me for Christmas, she purrs like a kitten.

Meals were in the dinning hall. We did have other campers there with us, but the "big kids" got to eat first.

Of course the snack table was full, but some sweet person did remember to bring us some fruit. My mice were almost gone before I remembered to take a picture.

Saturday was quilt show and mini class day. Jennifer taught us some fabric folding, and we made little boxes.

Teresa taught us how to make 2 color prairie points, and picket fence borders.

Then we had our quilt show. The dear hubbies strung some clothes lines for us and after lunch we hung our quilts and tops. The Y-guides (and dads) who were there came by and voted for their favorite.

Every year we leave a quilt with the camp to display somewhere in one of the buildings. This year our background didn't make it to camp with us, due to a series of (un)fortunate events. A non-quilting friend of one of our campers just happened to be a wonderful sketch artist and agreed to make a sketch of our quilt show. We presented it to the camp, but will have it framed and shipped back so they can hang it. She did a fantastic job and I just love it.

Our group picture in front of the quilts.

Saturday night I went to the chapel to catch the sunset, and it was beautiful!

Then Sunday morning I caught sunrise from the deck of the dining hall.

Just a bit of sewing Sunday morning and DH and I packed up to head for home. What a sad thought, but the drive was beautiful. The colors were getting brighter and the hill sides were lovely.

We have chosen our date for next year, and I can't wait.
Life is good.
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    Just now reading this blog post! Looks like fun. I'm going to a Y-camp quilt retreat in Pennsylvania in April. Really looking forward to it. Do you live in North Carolina?
    2233 days ago
  • ELLIE381
    What a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    2314 days ago
    Looks like a lot was accomplished. I wish I could see the fabric boxes close up.
    2315 days ago
    What a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    2316 days ago
    YOur quilting camps make me want to learn to quilt. Please!!! I couldn't even learn to knit or crochet:) LOL But that is such a beautiful place and this time of year is one of my favorite. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
    2316 days ago
  • JENN03275
    What a wonderful weekend. I would LOVE to spend time with friends quilting, munching and soul searching. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I think I may pull out my white-on-white that I have been working on for years and start quilting on it (almost done). Love quilting in the cool weather with a cup of tea!
    2316 days ago
    what beautiful work!!! You are so lucky (I'll say it again) to have all these activities!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
    2316 days ago
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