Thursday, October 30, 2014

PMQG October 2014 Menucha Retreat Recap

PMQG Members had our first official guild retreat earlier this month at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. It was 48 hours of gorgeous views, delicious meals, visiting with friends, and almost non-stop sewing! Here are some pictures of the fun we had, and don't miss the announcement at the bottom of the post about our next retreat!

The views were amazing and most people managed to slip away from their machines for at least one walk on the grounds at Menucha. The officers arrived early on Friday to get ready (and take selfies outside!)

A few views of the workroom we sewed in all weekend. The balcony that was open to the second floor was a great spot to hang finished and in progress quilts from!

L-R: Pretty fabric just begging to be photographed, Secretary Kelly holding up her finished Guild Medallion quilt, and some blocks in progress from Tracie on one of the design walls.

L-R: Heather's Finished Lizzy House Meadow top, Elisa's Color Wheel Top, and Anne's Plus Quilt after finishing the last of the  hand stitched binding in a cozy nook on the balcony!

Our Wonderful sponsors helped make the Goodie Bags and Door Prizes overflow with wonderful products!

Soak Wash donated Flatter for our ironing stations and Nail Polish. Michelle had cats and bubbles stamped on her nails with the Denyse Schmidt curated set of Soak Polish.

PMQG member and Sew Mama Sew Proprietress, Kristin, sponsored our candy table, and boy, did she deliver! She set out a beautiful, Haloween themed spread of candy and other treats that we enjoyed all weekend!

The results from a little improv exercise, and we made sure to never be late to meals with such yummy food on the menu!

VP Suzanne got more work done on her epic Spiderweb quilt!

It was quite the weekend for working on Guild Medallion Quilts! Kory and Brittany's Medallions

Ok, so after looking at all those awesome pics, you're probably thinking, "Self, that looks like a lot of fun, I need to get in on the next retreat!" (Or maybe, "Self, that was really fun, we have to make sure to attend the next retreat as well!). Well, you are in luck then, because the next PMQG retreat is already scheduled! We will return to Menucha the last weekend of February and do it all again! Sign-ups will open sometime next week, so keep your eyes peeled for an email and blog post in the next few days announcing it!  Menucha is so popular that is the only weekend we could get in all of 2015! We are also looking into having a Fall 2015 guild retreat at a difference venue.

Thanks to Gail, Jolene, Michelle, and Suzanne for sharing their pictures for the blog!

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