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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Little Mother-Daughter Sewing

I am back from a wonderful weekend of Mother-Daugher sewing!  I went to the Ponderosa Quilt and Sew Retreat this weekend with some of my buds from Sew South and their moms.  We had an amazing time! 
Ponderosa (photo by Lee Monroe)

Here's the back story:  My mom and I both went to Sew South this year, and we met Chrissy (Sew Lux Fabric and Gifts) and Lee (May Chappell).  Both of their mom's sew. Awesome!  So, Chrissy thought it would be amaze-balls to have a weekend of sewing with our moms.  She got the ball rolling and we made it happen this past weekend. The place we stayed is owned by the Moda rep that Sew Lux buys from, Kim, and she is awesome.  Her center is huge, has plenty of room for sewing, laying out, ironing, whatever.  And talk about tools:  we were like kids in a candy store.  She had every ruler know to man, plus more.  I got to try the Go! Baby AccuQuilt for the first time.  So awesome!  She has a ton of dies, so that was fun.  

The retreat has great beds, a fantastic kitchen and it's just outside of Asheville (in Waynesville).  Super easy to get to.  The weekend was so fun and so productive!

Look at all the books!  (photo by Chrissy Lux)
The kitchen

Lee finished, 2, count 'em, 2, quilt tops from her awesome new Lazy Sunday quilt pattern.  You can get it as a kit through Sew Lux in both Sweet Serenade and High Street. See Lee's quilt tops below.
Lazy Sunday quilt pattern by Lee Monroe (photo by Lee Monroe)
Two finished quilt tops (Sweet Serenade-left, High Street-right; photo by Lee Monroe)

Ann, Lee's mom, finished up a awesome Lazy Sunday quilt top made from Sweetwater's new Road 15 line.  Sew Lux sells this too!
Road 15 quilt top in progress (Lazy Sunday pattern-photo by Lee Monroe)

Amanda turned out some awesomeness:  a wall hanging, mini quilt and quilt top!  They looked amazing!  Sew Lux sells the mini quilt as a kit.  So great for Halloween!

Amanda's quilt top (photo by Chrissy Lux)

Beverly (Amanda's mom) make a cute apron and make her very first quilt block.  She's hooked now.

Linda (Chrissy's mom) brought several UFOs.  She finished 3!  

Chrissy finished a Super Tote in Kate Spain's new Sunnyside line!  They have it in the shop!
Chrissy's tote! (photo by Chrissy Lux)

Vickie (my mom) brought a mug rug kit to make (available at Sew Lux) and a cute fabric bucket to make.  She cranked out both of these!  

I finished making the blocks for my cousin's baby quilt.  I even got most of the piecing done!
Churn Dash quilt in progress (prior to piecing)
We all had such a fun time that we've planned another one for early 2014!  It was great to connect with my mom and get to know my friends' moms too!  I can hardly wait for the next one!

Happy stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Nicole! Maria and I would love to join you next time... if you have room for another mother-daughter pair. I got a ticket for Sew South 2014 but my mom did not. She's so sad. I think she really enjoyed the mother-daughter time we had in March. Miss you girl!