Jan 6, 2020

Farm Girl Chicks Retreat

We had our "Farm Girl Chicks" retreat this weekend at our favorite quilt shop, Quilter's Oasis, in Mesa, Arizona.
Our Mama Hen Nancy, always does a fantastic job making everything fun and handing out swag!
See all the cute little cow gift bags at every seat?
They are full of cute little pigs, 
treats and a bottle of water with a cute label :)

Nancy decorated the treat table so cute and original!
Everything was labeled :)

The "popcorn" corn on the cob was the cutest!!!

Chicken feed, rice krispy squares for Ha hay bales...

Friday night I wasn't able to attend, 
so I shared my spot with Shirley.
She's on the second row on the right, 
with blonde hair and plum colored sweater.
A real chicken attended on Friday night!!!

It looks like he knows what a quilt ruler and rotary cutter are!

Here's Mr. Chicken with my friend Nedra :)

Oh my goodness, Mr. Chicken is kissing Nancy, our Mama Hen!
I guess it's ok, since Mr. Chicken is really Bob, Nancy's husband :)

Saturday morning, I was so excited to go to the retreat!
We had a potluck breakfast and was it ever fabulous!!!
It was a queen's feast!

We celebrated Susan's birthday :)

Shauna taught us how to make zipper project bags with vinyl,
so you can see what's in your bag.
She's a great instructor.
some of the chicks even made two or three!

Peek a boo, there I am!
I'm Cynthia, Cynthia's in the blue tee shirt and there's a Cindy too.

Here we all our, with our vinyl zipper project bags :)

 Brenda and Shauna each finished their cute Lori Holt table runners.

 This is our design board.
I know that Terry is making the quilt with the trees on top of the station wagons and Brenda is making a tractor quilt.

This is Cindy and she is amazing!!!
She is able to complete so many quilts!
She says she's working on a quilt and BAM! it's done.
She has so many finishes, it's mind bogling!
She says she works on a schedule, but still...she's amazing!!!

This is Brenda, she's a farm girl chick in the true sense!
Her husband is a farmer, and Brenda is always sewing tractors :)
Brenda is a beautiful seamstress and does gorgeous, meticulous machine quilting.
She got up at 5:00 am on Saturday morning and cooked breakfast for her married children and grandchildren at 7:00, 
and was at our retreat by 9:00!
This quilt is for Brenda's grandson who will be turning 4 years old.
She made him a quilt with a tractor on it when he was born and she brought it to show us one day.
It was literally thread bare on the whole front!
I've never seen a quilt so worn....little Ole loved that quilt to death!
She made him another really fancy tractor quilt but he didn't like it because it didn't have soft minky on the back.
Who knew?
This quilt will have soft minky on the back, 
it's a prerequisite for Ole's quilts :)

 This is Linda's beautiful Americana quilt.

Last but not least, Carol's quilt.
Carol just joined our group, 
and she had already made this Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage quilt.
The yellow border really makes the blocks pop!

I didn't show you the quilts that were shared on Friday night, 
there were too many and they were all beautiful!!!
To be in this quilt group, you must love Lori Holt creations :)
We have to be working on Lori's quilts, 
but the quilts we share with the group don't have to be Lori's.
We all laugh and eat and play games a lot, with some sewing, lol!
I'm very grateful to be a member of this awesome group :)

1 comment:

  1. So enjoyed your sharing of your quilt retreat. Loved seeing the wonderful theme and delicious food and all the beautiful quilts. So amazing and such a special bond. You also have a wonderful way of recapping everything on your post - that is a gift in itself :)!