Hello Everyone,

Recently I had gone on my yearly quilting retreat with my buddies. I have to say, that these are just the best group of ladies. They are fun and extremely talented!! I love you all!!

Funny thing is that each year our retreat gets longer and longer not by hours but by days. It is great because we get tons accomplished. We go to a wonderful place along the Connecticut Shoreline called the Mercy Center. It is beautiful and serene. We really lucked out with some wonderful November weather this year.

So here are some of the projects that I worked on and completed. First up, my Black and White Challenge quilt. Yes, I will be posting it the the Black and White site too.

Anna, the Wilson pose is for you!

My roomy, Diane and I, had fun playing with the remaining Kaffe half square triangles and came up with this wonderful design. The top is all together now and just needs quilting.

This project I started years ago when I took a Judy Niemeyer class. The Double Wedding ring is all paper pieced!! Great technique. I just need to add the saw tooth borders and the large outer borders. But as you can see, I didn't bring quite enough fabric with me. So I WILL finish it this year!!

This is a bag that I made while there. I had originally purchased a bag from Wanda and loved it. My roomy loved it too and asked what the pattern was. I e-mailed Wanda and it was an Indygo Junction pattern that is no longer published. So what did Diane and I do, we just figured out how to make it on our own!! I love it!

Here is my terrific group of quilting buddies!! Standing right near the beach.

A few more photos of our wonderful setting.

Gorgeous isn't it??

So if you would like to see more of our quilty weekend, I made a slideshow which you can view HERE complete with sound or HERE without sound. Enjoy!!

*** This just in... New Kaffe, Philip Jacobs, and Kona Cottons added to my web store!! Remember to use the code luvfabric to get an extra 10% off!***

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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