So I'm back from my adventures abroad (eventually!), and what a fabulous few days it was!
Of course the surroundings were completely spectacular, and my photos simply don't do justice to the beautiful part of the world that is Morzine, France.
But despite gloriously warm temperatures and the clear blue Alpine air, nothing would tempt 8 serious sewers from their missional weekend.
As a guest tutor I was teaching my Denim Applique Bag, and you can see their fabulous results here (don't get distracted by the awesome backdrop!).
For most of the ladies, this was their first time using a twin needle and fusible bias as a decorative quilting technique.
The re-purposing fervour continued throughout the weekend, with more bags, baskets, pouches and cushions being produced.
Of course there were many other projects being worked on too (yes we did sleep and eat during the retreat!). Each finish was collectively celebrated with the special 'gong' of a bell!
Elita and Gina work hard at making this bi-annual retreat a fun, productive and inspiring experience for all who attend.
Everyone was so warm, welcoming and sociable (not to mention hilariously funny!).
I would highly recommend Patchwork in the Peaks for anyone who enjoys getting away from it all for some dedicated time to quilt, sew, chat, laugh and relax (there's even a hot tub!).
You can read more about Elita's Alpine Retreats and the other services she provides here.
I did manage a few little makes myself - tune in again for a round-up on my Alpine finishes!