mandy munroe

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Jo Blox Quilting Retreat

What a weekend!

Broadstairs           Sea and Rain

We’ve just had a fantastic weekend away in Broadstairs – quilting!

Belinda found us a wonderful house on the seafront, big enough for us, seven sewing machines and countless unfinished projects. It was trying to snow most of the weekend but we were cosy inside stitching, knitting and crocheting in front of the fire – the best way to see off February.

Elaine kindly provided Champagne and we had a trip down memory lane with a few Babychams followed by Fish and Chips – healthy! – OK for a few days. The girls also brought homemade, soup, scones and chocolate cake, yum. What great mates.


It was amazing how many of those projects got finished and a few more got started.

RetreatChaos    BStairsQuilting           MugCosysJB

I’m not much of a cook so my contribution was a Mug + Cosy for everyone, which got used next to the machines for seam rippers and bobbins.

Nicky stuck pins in too – why not!

Broadstairs has plenty of eateries, pubs and also has a lovely wool shop (that sells our favourite Clover crochet hooks) and a surprising linen tardis opposite, with dishcloths, piping, lacy hankies and the odd fat quarter.

BroadstairsBridge             Band Broadstairs

…..and we did sneak out to check out some of the music in the Blues Festival.

Thanks girls, I think we should do this again next year 🙂


6 comments on “Jo Blox Quilting Retreat

  1. Stephanie Bunt
    March 3, 2013

    I agree! It was a great weekend. Thanks for the mug and cosy! 🙂

    • mandymunroe
      April 1, 2013

      You’re welcome, thanks for the homemade soup and great company!

  2. pomegranateandchintz
    March 3, 2013

    What a fabulous weekend! Love your mug idea. Definitely a great way to spend a wintry weekend – cant wait for our weekend(s!) away this winter!

  3. Fifty Two Create
    March 4, 2013

    Great idea. Now I want to organise a sewing retreat!

  4. Jennifer
    March 15, 2013

    Sooooooooooo jealous – what fun 🙂

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