Sunday, January 17, 2016

Starting the New Year at Mrs. Miller's Cabin

Let the quilting fun begin for 2016!  What better way to start than by spending a weekend at Mrs. Miller's Cabin in Charm.  This winter in Ohio has been mild thanks to El Nino, but you never know when a change is on the way.  After the holidays, I was ready for a change of pace and a fun, wacky weekend with my quilting buddies.  What better place to go than "the Cabin."

The Quilt Shop is within walking distance

This is where we spent lots of time eating and "gabbing"

There are still oil lamps from the time Mrs. Miller lived the Amish life style in her lovely cabin

The Living Room becomes our sewing room 

Barb (daughter on right) pieced this lovely top during the retreat.  We all agreed that it looked like spring.

Debbie was piecing her Kansas Troubles.  She loves that material!

Jackie was working with her favorite batiks

Mama Barb was having fun quilting UFO Baby disappearing 4-patch quilts.

Carol was stringing her quilt together . . . 

Look at what Carol made with left over string scraps . . . another start to an awesome quilt!

Jackie felt ten feet tall after completing her Falling Charms Batik Quilt!

I loved seeing this quilt that was on the bed in the cabin, because I actually have the material to make it.  I better get busy!  It's stunning!

Driving back north to Kent on Sunday, I ran into snow in Canton and Akron.  Luckily the roads stayed clear and I made it home before the lake effect snow machine kicked in - happy to see the garage door open and waiting.  

How fortunate I am to have the opportunity to spend quality time with good friends and do something I love - quilt and "gab."  

"If we all did the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." ~ Thomas Edison