The first annual SWO Mod: a modern quilt retreat just happened this past weekend. It was a fantastic weekend spent with fun modern quilters from South Western Ontario.
Our quilting space was in the Grand Ballroom where we had plenty of room to set up our sewing stations, lots of natural light and a constant supply of coffee, tea and snacks.
On our first evening, Rebecca hosted her Quilt Block game. Half square triangles in four colours were arranged by the contestants to create a variety of quilt blocks.
Here we see Karen and Sheilagh in the final round of competition.
Karen was the very happy winner of a fantastic prize of fabrics, notions and pattern! Each person attending also received an amazing swag bag with numerous gifts from:
and so many more!
My door prize was a Hobbs Tuscany Collection Quilt Batt. This batt is a blend of cotton and wool. I was excited because I had wanted to try quilting with a wool batt and now I have the opportunity to try it out! Also included were a package of ColorWorks Microchips by Northcott Fabrics and a couple of fat quaters that coordinate with the Color Works soids.
The weekend ended with a few projects completed and many begun. New friendships were formed and the desire to repeat this experience again!
Thanks to Kristyn of the London Modern Quilt Guild and Becky and Andrea of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild for organizing and hosting this great quilting retreat. To see more photos of the event check out #swomodquiltretreat2016.