Sunday, February 3, 2013

Highlights: February Cape Cod Weekend

Another annual Brown Bagger tradition is our February weekend on Cape Cod. This year it was just two weeks after our MLK annual weekend, so those of us who were lucky enough to attend both weekends, got A LOT of quilting done.

As usual, there are oodles of photos and this will be a multi-part post. Here are some of the highlights.

My quilt weekend started with a gift of fabric from my darling husband, who arrived home from three days of skiing in Vermont on Wednesday evening, right before I left for the Cape on Thursday morning. He had been skiing at Sugarbush, and stopped at Mad River Quilting on the way home.
Isn't this medley pretty? All wonderful blues and purples.
Our quilt weekend was held at the Cape Point Hotel in Yarmouth. It is a homey kind of place and they make a great breakfast! I had yummy chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast every day!
They also have a great hot tub and Marion and I soaked all our quilting aches and pains away on both Thursday and Friday evening. I wanted to take a photo of us, but Marion thought that not everything had to be in the blog...

In between lots of hard work on our quilting projects (more photos in the next post), we went fabric shopping at Fabric Corner, Tumbleweeds, JoAnn Fabrics and our own private traveling store provided by Karen and Kate of Berkshire Quilts.
Tumbleweeds' trees were decorated with fabric hearts for Valentine's Day.

We didn't even have to get dressed to shop at Berkshire Quilts!
We had a birthday party for Jo Ann E. and we played three rousing games of Right, Left, Center (RLC). RLC is a dice game, except that we gamble for fabric instead of money. Mother and daughter team of Jean and Cheryl cleaned up and went home with 93 fat quarters! Our weekend hostess, Kim G., also won a round.
Cheryl can't stop smiling after she won this armful of batik fabrics.

 Jean was thrilled to win our Kaffe Fasset round.
Looks like Kim G. will be seeing spots after winning 45 polka dot fat quarters!
Karen gave us an impromptu lesson on Electric Quilt software on Sunday afternoon before we headed home.
But best of all (at least for me), here I am sewing the last seam of Anna's wedding quilt, shown below.

I spent the entire weekend assembling the top of this quilt.
It measures 96x108 and has ten different colors of batik.

Happy Dance!

Part 2 to come soon!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Absolutely love your wedding quilt. Looks like lots of fun at your retreat.
    Janet C.