Members of the KCMQG had a getaway in November for a full day of sewing and socializing. We drove south of the city to Bucyrus, Kansas and enjoyed sewing in a big and bright space with lots of room to spread out our quilts and supplies. It was great to have tables and floor space to work on design, do some basting, and get feedback from other guild members.
Many of us arrived at 9:00 and quickly set up our stations. People got busy very quickly and it wasn't long before we had some finishes happening!
It was so interesting to walk around and see what everyone was working on. There were QuiltCon challenges, Christmas gifts, UFOs, projects from new books, online tutorials, pincushions, ruffle foot demonstrations, projects from the Denyse Schmidt workshops, clothes for kiddos, English Paper Piecing demonstrations and new notions. Lots of great blocks, patterns and beautiful fabric were all over the room.
We had a wonderful catered lunch and dinner so we didn't even have to leave the building. (A few of us did sneak away to the nearby Louisburg Cider Mill.)
One of the wonderful things about having a full day of sewing was that even though some of us had to leave early or come a bit later, there was still plenty of time to visit and sew.
The thing I loved most was getting to know some of the guild members a bit better and having a chance to catch up with friends.
I've said it before and I just have to say it again: We have such an incredible guild filled with such awesome, friendly, helpful, funny, talented people! It was a treat to be able to spend the day with everyone who could come and I hope the members that couldn't make it will get to come to the next one.
We are so lucky to have so many chances to get together at guild meetings, workshops, Sewing Sat/Sun, weekend retreats and this was just one more opportunity sew with friends. We had such a wonderful time and hope to offer this type of getaway again in the future!
Enjoy a few more pics of our day!
There are more chances to get together and sew in the new year so watch for those announcements at meetings, in email updates and right here on the blog!