11 Chalet Sewing Retreat.


I was able to get together with a few close friends a few weekends ago for our annual sewing retreat.  Though we did not actually stay in a chalet this year, we opted to call it the same thing.  We stayed at a farmhouse in New Glarus, WI, and it even had a barn quilt!  
There was lots of chatting, eating, and of course sewing.  It's so nice to spend time with friends doing something you all love!  I started working on a new quilt using some Cotton + Steel basics!

Anna ended up taking these pretty trimmings home to share with the birds.  I want to see these woven into a nest!
We also dyed a ton of fabric and yarn while we were there!  It's nice to be able to do these types of things outside, as they can get a little messy!
Here are the fabrics I dyed, some using Jacquard fabric dyes, and some using indigo.  I just love the colors we ended up with!
 I had to take some photos of them with the peonies, they were meant to be together!
We also dyed a bunch of yarn, which is always so fun!  I love being about to experiment with color combinations.

I also took a ton of photos while I was there.  Here are just a few!  The flowers were beautiful there.

Here are the quilt tops that got finished while we were there.  Good job Deedee, Jacey, and Jeni for being productive! :)

And lastly, just few photos of the group.  I miss these girls so much already and can't wait until next year!
 Amanda and Jacey

 Jeni and Deedee

 Jacey and Deedee taking a selfie! :)

 Jacey and Deedee

The whole group!  Deedee, Amanda, Jacey, me, Jeni and Anna


  1. Missing everyone lots seeing all your beautiful photos from the weekend! Cannot wait till next year!! :)

  2. those pics are to die for!!!!!! the quilt tops, the yarn, the fabric, the flowers!! ahhh! We need to make it a semi-annual instead of annual.

  3. Such beautiful photos, it's a delight just to look at them! Your dyed fabrics and yarns are making me drool! :)

  4. Looks like you've done a lot of fun! Like your fabrics and yarns :)
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  5. Looks like you all had a really wonderful time. Love the idea of dying fabric and wool, they turned out beautifully. I really must try that myself some time.

  6. It was so much fun to meet you, sew and chat with you all weekend! Your photos are amazing!!! Can't wait to do it again!

  7. I just love the photos of the girls and their quilts!! So different than you usually see!!! Thanks so much for sharing y'all's personal time together!!!

  8. How did I miss this post in my feed?! I'm so glad I found it! Thanks for capturing some great memories of our great weekend!! Can't wait to hang out again!

  9. What is the name of this retreat place. I live near New Glarus and it is really a fun town. Looks like you had a fun productive time.

  10. Oh, I wish we were still there! I loved reliving it through your photos, Holly. You're the best, friend!


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