Wow we made it through 5 days of giveaways – seems like that would never end! Now finally I can tell you about my first quilt retreat.
Oh, hi there – this is tierneycreates Beastie, the guest blogger for this post. Tierney took me on my first quilting retreat last weekend and I have been patiently waiting for all those boring 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway Posts to be done so I could tell you about my time at the retreat!
So if you remember from the post, Guest Blogger: tierneycreates 5th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway, I had to travel to the retreat in a baggie, or as Helen @crawcraftsbeasties.com calls it – my “Space Suit”:
First a little background if you are new to this blog:
Yes, I am a Monster, but the good kind of Monster. You can read my story and see some of my adventures so far in the series of posts – Beastie Adventures. I was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved (well was shipped) to Central Oregon to join Tierney of tierneycreates in June 2018.
Since today is Halloween in the U.S., how appropriate for a “monster” to be a guest blogger, right?
A Beastie At A Quilt Retreat
This October Quilt Retreat is at the same place in Vancouver, Washington, as the annual May Retreat that Tierney attends. If you’d like to see her posts about previous retreats, check out her blog post category – Quilt Retreats.
As soon as I arrived at the quilt retreat, Tierney’s quilting friends encouraged me to get into some mischief – they handed me a rotary cutter:
I was already ready to cut something, but Tierney ran over to see what was going on and told me to wait right there and not to proceed with helping one of the quilters cut their fabric:
Then she convinced the nice quilter who gave me the rotary cutter not to let me cut anything, sigh. She did let me hang out with another rotary cutter for a while (she quilter took back her rotary cutter to use) and watch the other quilters work on cutting their fabric.
She said it was better for me to just observe for now (I think Tierney has some type of trust and control issues…)
I got bored and started wandering around to see what the other quilters had been working on (NOTE: The quilt retreat started on Wednesday but since Tierney had to work we did not arrive to the retreat until Thursday).
Wandering Around the Retreat
Here are some of the cool projects the quilters were working on.
Elizabeth Hartman’s Penguin Party
Several quilters were working on their own version of the Elizabeth Hartman pattern – Penguin Party. They were all using flannels to make their quilts so the quilts were not only going to be cute but also cozy!
In case you could not tell from the photo above, there are a LOT OF PIECES involved with piecing each penguin!
To be continued…
Oh – I just realized it is Halloween evening, and I have to go get ready to hand out candy to the tricker treaters! I hope I do not scare them, being a monster and everything (should I really scare the kids by meeting them at the door with my rotary cutter?!?!).
I will continue this post later this week as I have much more to share, and Tierney wants to do a post of her own about the retreat at some point (we are really going to milk it – maybe we’ll stretch it out to like 10 – 20 posts about the retreat..just teasing!).
Tomorrow’s post announces the winners of the 5 days of giveaways for the tierneycreates blog 5th anniversary!
Thanks to everyone who has entered the drawings by commenting on the 5 posts:
- 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway #1
- 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway #2
- 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway #3
- 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway #4
- 5th Blog Anniversary Giveaway #5
If you have not entered – reminder you have until 11:59 tonight (10/31/18) Pacific Standard Time to enter per the instructions on each post.
Here is the post that started it all before the 5 days of giveaways were announced (and it was by me the awesome Guest Blogger!):
Guest Blogger: tierneycreates 5th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway
12 thoughts on “Guest Blogger: October Quilt Retreat Part I”
Aren’t retreats sew much fun?! I’m so glad you were able to go:). ❤️❤️
Step away from the rotary cutter, tierneycreates Beastie! 😂 Not that I don’t trust you with it, of course… In the past, I’ve sent out Beasties with swords, knives and even shuriken (ninja stars)! But you wouldn’t want to accidentally chop up one of those penguins, would you? They’re totally adorable, by the way! Hope you both enjoyed the retreat, and I bet you’re glad the blogging odyssey is over! Well done for sticking with it!
What fun! I like the little penguins dressed up in their men’s suiting plaids.
Aww…looks like fun!
Whoa, rotary cutters are lethal in the hands of untrained users – yarny or fleshy! Glad Tierney was there to protect you and others from a possible catastrophe.
Beastie was a great addition to our retreat! Glad I got to meet her.
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Thanks so much for stopping and for your comments! She was happy to meet you too and sorry she did not get to help cut your fabric 😉
Beastie maybe got close to the rotary cutter to unwind…lol
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Ha! That would be a unique relaxation tool 🙂
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