Quiltworks is the best place to stay for quilt retreats or taking classes on offer. DH and I just got home from a 5 day retreat. I spent nearly every moment at my machine while DH found himself immersed in his novel or off on a hike. There is plenty to do in the area and is a central location to the Lakes District. Please go here to find this wonderful studio in the beautiful county of Cumbria.
I worked on my own UFO's and was inspired by other talented ladies. In August, I took a Kate Dowty class and made this pebble wall hanging which I call Sweet Wells. Sweet wells is one of the many becks in this area.
At retreat I started and nearly completed a sewing machine cover; and a 12" square block which will be a calendar top. There will be several more of these made and will be changed with the months. A small doll size pillow/sample which has applique, piping and a ruffled edge, but it's not finished yet. I also started quilting the maple leaf quilt I've shown in a previous post. It is so good to just think sewing/quilting the entire time and not have to drop it all to make a phone call, go shopping or prepare meals. There are no distractions here if you don't want them and plenty of inspiration. If you've never been on a retreat, I highly recommend finding one in your area and meeting other talented people or go with your own group. It's therapeutic. ;o)