Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Crabapple Hill Retreat

 I've been patiently waiting for over a year
to head off on this particular quilting retreat.
Three of my Quilty Buddies plus me
headed to the Tri-City area of eastern Washington State
to meet with Meg Hawkey
and embroidery for 3 straight days.

 What a treat.

Meg's designs are


and charming.

Her embroidery designs
create a cozy feeling

reminiscent of a simpler time.

What did we work on?
 We did some fun crayon tinting

 and then began stitching.
It will eventually be a strawberry shaped pincushion.

There were strawberry scissor fobs to make

and cute needle keeps to work on.

As well, as a springtime burlap tote.

We were feed and pampered

in Meg's beautifully decorated

retreat center.

It was inspiring from the moment we walked in the door
to when we finally had to head home.

Quilting retreats no matter the place or the
amount of time you get to spend with
friends and work on projects
is truly refreshing for the soul.
I do feel refreshed!

Until Next Time-


  1. Well, that looks completely wonderful, Kyle! Cute projects, and a beautiful location. I quite like that green floor! Very inspiring. :D

  2. That sounds absolutely wonderful! A quilters true vacation.. I love that first stitchery you worked on.

  3. Who doesn't love Crabapple Hill designs? And you were able to see it all first hand - what a very special retreat. Their new studio looks incredible!

  4. Wow! I cannot imagine how lovely that was in real life! She is very talented.

  5. Thanks for taking us on retreat with you! I, too, feel refreshed!!

  6. What a fun place for a retreat, I really like her designs.

  7. Looks like a delightful experience. Such pretty inspiration all about and lovely projects with good friends (and food). Refreshing indeed!

  8. Delightful projects! That tote is so cute. Glad you enjoyed.

  9. How fun for you. Did you learn lots of new things?

  10. What a beautiful place to retreat! I love your stitching - so pretty!!

  11. This looks like the perfect retreat with sweetness all around :) Love the projects you are working on especially the crayon-colored pin cushion. So pretty!

  12. It all looks like a dream!! Such a beautiful setting and gorgeous quilts and pillows. I bet you are super inspired after the retreat.

  13. Such a fun retreat and beautiful shop !
    So much inspiration all in one place

  14. Looks like a great retreat. Fun projects, good friends in a beautiful setting! A winning combination. I love tinted linens.

  15. Lucky You! this looks like so much fun! my favorites are the ruffled bag and the strawberry fobs. So so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for sharing all the great eye candy - literally it all looks like candy - yum!

  16. Looks like all of you had wonderful time at retreat! You were surrounded by beauty all around, quilts and friends. Very pretty projects you are working on too.

  17. Oh, what a lovely time you had! I can't wait to see some of those projects all done!

  18. Alles wat je laat zien is zo lief en mooi. Groetjes Wilma

  19. It was a great retreat. So many wonderful embroidery ideas. Love the crayon tint flower.

  20. What a delightful outing you & your friends had Kyle! I did something similar years ago when a small group of us drove to Bozeman MT for the outdoor quilt show & shopping & eating & playing. SO FUN! Glad you got to go and enjoy yourself!

  21. How delightful! It all looks so serene and charming. Such sweet projects to work on too.

  22. Ooh..what an amazing retreat with your friends! All is sweet ...the projects, the colours, the atmosphere. ... a great moment to share !

  23. What a beautiful place filled with Meg's amazing work!
    I'm a huge fan of her patterns and love the projects you worked on.
    Time with friends at a wonderful retreat - a great experience to savor memories of!

  24. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Hugs

  25. What a fun time with friends! Beautiful designs!

  26. I loved your blog post! I am so blessed to be able to attend the Fall Retreat as my first time. I was wondering if you could share what types of things might be useful or just plain fun to bring along to the retreat?