mandy munroe

stitching, quilting, fabric, projects

Quilt Retreat with Jo Blox

One of us was celebrating a big birthday last weekend, a very good reason to book a quilting retreat don’t you think!

Thanks go to Belinda for organizing a fantastic venue in Broadstairs, with space for seven sewing machines, two irons and a beautiful view.

BroadstairsKent

We did get out a little to explore the lovely old town, the wool shop and the haberdashery.

JoBloxBroadstairslowres

BakeHouse

There were also some new shops, I’ve never seen a Vape Bar before.

VapeBar

It rained – a lot, so we mostly stayed in and stitched πŸ™‚

Lots of cutting out was done, there was fabric everywhere – yay!

StephsComma

Lots of stitching was done, the machines got a good workout.

BelindaSewing

There was much laughter πŸ™‚

HappyStitchersJoBlox

(Happy Quilters)

New quilt tops were started and some blocks were stitched together.

BeckysTop

(Becky’s quilt top)

BelindasQuiltTop

(Belind’s quilt top)

StephsCrosses

(Steph’s Crosses)

MandysShirtQuilt

(My shabby chic recycled shirts)

There was also a little knitting, crochet and hand stitching going on in the evenings – oh, and the odd glass of wine πŸ™‚

A few projects were finished!

TeresasCushion

(Teresa’s embroidered and embellished cushion)

Pressies were gifted,

ElainesPresie

including our sneaky group quilt – SURPRISE!

BeckysQuilt

JoBloxToast

Happy Birthday, thanks for sharing it!

Such a fun weekend, such lovely friends πŸ™‚

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5 comments on “Quilt Retreat with Jo Blox

  1. pomegranateandchintz
    November 17, 2014

    What a fabulous weekend!! Those machines got a great work out. Love Steph’s crosses – my blocks are the same fabric has hers and are all done, just need to put it together. Looks like you had a great time.

    • mandymunroe
      December 4, 2014

      How do you find the time Meredithe! – we did have a fab time thanks, need to plan the next one!

  2. ukcitycrafter
    November 18, 2014

    Sounds as if you all had a lovely time. Happy Birthday.

    • mandymunroe
      December 4, 2014

      We’re very lucky to have such a wonderful group ❀

  3. claire93
    November 18, 2014

    sounds like you had loads of fun, and did lots of sewing too ^^

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