Sewing with friends

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Have you ever been on a sewing retreat? Maybe you get together with your friends to sew?


Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge

This past weekend I got to do something new to me! I went to the Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge with eight other quilters to enjoy some uninterrupted sewing time!


This was my first time being away from my kids since my oldest was born - almost 4 years ago!

The Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge is a brand new retreat located in Wakefield, Kansas. The house was built specifically for quilters by a quilter! Every need, want, and desire you can think of has been taken care of in this retreat house! Each quilter gets two tables with extra plug-ins, an ergonomic adjustable chair, and a design wall. There are cutting and ironing stations to share - both at the perfect height to keep from straining your back. It's designed so you can start sewing as soon as you arrive!


Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge

Each bedroom has two beds, and there are three bathrooms to share among all the quilters. The entire house is decorated in excellent taste to make it warm and welcoming. Each room has a different theme, and each bed has a homemade quilt. The house is even handicap accessible. There is a full kitchen and large table for everyone to eat at. There's even a screened-in porch to take full advantage of the scenery.

Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge
Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge

Not only is the house the perfect place for a sewing getaway, but the owner, Lori, is the most warm and friendly person you'll meet! She genuinely wants each quilter to have the best experience possible. I can't say enough great things about her - she's just delightful!

The weekend was quite productive for each quilter in our group. But the laughter and time spent together was just as wonderful!

Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge - Wakefield, Kansas

Here are a few sneak peeks of the projects I worked on! Each of these will get their own blog post soon!

First is a paper-pieced mini quilt with Island Batik fabrics. I actually finished this quilt and will be blogging about it extremely soon!


Then I made a springy table topper for ME! I forgot my binding fabric at home, so it will be a fast finish!


Last, I FINALLY sewed together my ugly tumblers! This project has been on my to-do list for years!


The projects worked on by the others in my group were as varied as their personalities! It was so fun to see the progress they made! Some in our group are beginner sewers, and some are quite advanced. Some came to the retreat extremely prepared and organized with their projects all cut out and ready to go. Others didn't even open the pattern until they got there. One person brought a 20-year old UFO - and finished it! Several people focused on one project for the whole weekend, and others busted through projects at hyper-speed! One person worked on a complex paper-piecing nativity quilt that I can't wait to see how it comes together! (The next five photos are a few of the projects made by others in my group.)


Have you ever been to a sewing retreat? If you're anywhere near Kansas, I can't recommend Sew Cozy enough! Be sure to like their Facebook page and visit their website to read more about it!


We've already booked another weekend this summer!

4 comments:

  1. This looks so fun! I love your table runner, it is very spring-y!!

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  2. Your comments made me cry! My dream has been realized through the words and feelings expressed in this blog. Thank you!

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  3. What an AWESOME location. That bathroom sink is to die for. You lucky ladies!! Hey space for one more I'll be packed and ready for next time:)

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  4. I came across your blog through 2017 New Quilter Blogs. It looks like you had a fun time. I have talked about doing a quilt retreat for years. You have inspired me to look for something similar a little closer to home. I love all the projects.

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