Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quilt Retreat in Milwaukee, WI

I have been sewing up a storm. I want to share with ya about a trip to Milwaukee, WI.

These are pictures were taken at the rest stop in Western PA. The tree leaves were changing their colors, very pretty!

I just thought the bear was so cute!

This was our hotel room in Milwaukee. I loved the warm colors, perfect for Fall!

You are probably thinking where is the quilt retreat? It was in the hotel room. I was sewing while hubby went to meetings. I got so much done! I borrowed Mom mom's little Janome Gold. The machine worked great on the little coffee table. I had a cutting station set up on the desk.

I pieced a charity quilt I sign up for and two table runners. One of the runners is a surprise for my sister so I can't show you yet. The charity quilt is for Quilts for kids they send me the kit very fast. The kit include everything but the bathing. I had so much fun piecing it! Now I have to quilt it!

I was lucky we stopped at few quilt shops. Inspired by nature I picked up these fall prints.

The first shop was "Quilts and Kreations", OH.

On the way back to the high way my husband saw a sign for underground quilt shop. The shop was called "Olla Mae's Drygoods " and it was located in basement, we had to take an elevator to the underground level, under a bank. I found these treasures:

My favorite quilt shop on the trip was "Sew Little Time",OH. It was a little shop with very friendly stuff.

Maybe it was my favorite because found these fabrics, aren't they pretty?

I got my frame working so I will be posting about it! Stay tunned...


Deborah said...

What a successful, fun quilt retreat! I have done the same thing many times while traveling with my husband, except that it's rare that I am able to visit a fabric or quilt shop.

Tam said...

Oh I like your kind of retreat!
Nice buys Zlaty....can't wait to see your quilting

Marls said...

What fun you have had. The fall colours are just beautiful. We don't see such dramatic colour changes here in Queensland. Love you fabric purchases especially the fall prints.
Thanks for sharing all the photos.

Jackie said...

What a great trip! I love the fall color. I'm glad to hear you have gotten your frame up and going.

Millie said...

Wow, Zlaty the fall pictures are gorgeous and the bear is so cute. What a great trip and you got some very pretty fabrics...gorgeous blue fabrics. I am so happy you got your sewing room all cleaned up, I still have to do mine.