Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 Retreat This Week

Quilts from the Bluffs annual quilt retreat is probably the most anticipated event of the year for the group.  This will be our 6th year.  We will have 8 new quilters join us and many returning for their 6th time!  We will also miss several of our "regulars" due to medical or family conflicts and we will truly miss them!!!

We meet at the Camp of the Good Shepherd in Louisville, NE every September.  This is a church camp during the summer and is definitely on the "rustic" side but for some reason, it works for our group.  We sleep in the bunk room and decorate the beds with our quilts.  The room transforms as people start arriving.

We are pampered by great food cooked by a great cook and served in the dining hall adjacent to the dorm we sleep and sew in.  We never have to worry about starving!!!  But we do need to find some time to take a walk to help offset the calorie increase.

This is retreat week!!!
The excitement can be felt!  Look for lots of pictures and stories next week of our adventure!!  Here are a few from last year...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quilts of Valor Ceremony - More Pictures

 I have more pictures to share from out Quilts of Valor ceremony on September 15, 2013.  You can access these pictures HERE and share or print as you want.

Thank you, Tony Simons, for taking the pictures.

There was time after the ceremony to get some group shots.  Here are a few of them.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Quilts of Valor Ceremony

We held our first ever Quilts of Valor ceremony yesterday at First Christian Church.  It was so special and well received.  The 4-H girls were great and each of the recipients took a turn to speak about what this meant to them.  That was such a great extra touch to the program.

The quilt recipients were:
·        James Heywood 
·        Ardell Dworak 
·        Duane Stessman 
·         Adam Opal 
·        Owen Darrington
·        Larry Larsen
·        Ray Starr
·        Jacob Hardiman
·        Ralph Morse

·        Tim James

We have some "real" pictures coming soon and I will post some of those later but for now these are some of the pictures my husband was able to snap in between running the sound board.

Adam Opal

Ardell Dworak

Larry Larsen

Tim James

Ralph Morse