Post Retreat Roundup


By Judith on November 3, 2019
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Sorry it has taken me so long to post about our first Quilting Retreat (last weekend).  I’ve had some very special visitors this week (which I’ll tell you all about soon).

 

It’s hard to believe that a week ago today we were heading home after a wonderful weekend of sewing, eating, fun and games!

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

Murlough house is a 150 year old stately house situated only 5 minutes walk from the beach and surrounded by beautiful and calming gardens. The staff that run the house were so accommodating and friendly and the meals ……. oh my! We were spoiled!  Their generous and servant heartedness combined with this beautiful setting established our retreat vibe from the first day.

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

There was of course lots of independent sewing time in the big hall. I have lots of photos of fabulous finished projects, but here are just a few!

 

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Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

After dinner in the evenings, we had a few fun games like a our pincushion swap, sewing bingo and the postage stamp charity block race, before getting down to more serious sewing time.  (The hard core stitchers were still in the Hall to the wee hours of the morning!!)

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19
Postage Stamp Blocks for Siblings Together

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Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

In addition to all of this I ran 2 workshops:

Sashiko cushion (Saturday afternoon) ……

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19
Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

….and selvedge projects (Sunday morning).

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19
Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

A few folks also managed to fit in some walks (& runs) around the bay!

 

Phew! What a lot we managed to pack in!

 

From the feedback forms I can safely say that everyone had a fabulously relaxing and productive weekend.

 

Quilting Retreat Oct19

 

A huge thank you to everyone who came and participated in all the activities so eagerly and to all the staff at Murlough House for spoiling us.

 

Thank you too to my 2 lovely friends, Ruth and Barbara, who valiantly helped and supported me from conception to conclusion (they are 2nd and 3rd from the right in the photo above).  I couldn’t have done this without you!

 

I already have Murlough House booked for 2 more retreats in 2020!  So watch this space!

 

Happy sewing!

 

6 thoughts on “Post Retreat Roundup”

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Thank you for all the work, time and thought you put into this to make it possible!

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