What a wonderful room we had to quilt in! It was on two levels and each level was about 50′ x 50′. Organized by the Green Country Quilt Guild, 39 quilters gathered together for a Nickel Mania retreat. This was the first retreat for the guild and they did a wonderful job of putting it together. This is a view from the front of the room.
This is the upper level with some tables for sewing and where we also ate our meals. A big thank you to Dawn and her staff for the great meals we enjoyed.
In a Nickel Mania Retreat the quilters are able to work on any of my quilts. I teach it all! And what a fantastic experience for everyone to be able to see such a extensive variety of quilts, all made from 5″ squares!
Here are some of the quilts being worked on this retreat weekend:
Idaho Beauty from the More Nickel Quilts book.
Mount Hood from the first Nickel Quilts book.
Paducah Nine Patch is found in the first Nickel Quilts book as well. In this example, the block alternates with nice big plain squares, making the quilt much more doable for someone who doesn’t want to make the entire quilt from just the Paducah Nine patch block.
Chesapeake – is an individual pattern. The block in Chesapeake and the next quilt Dawn to Dusk are the same block with many possibilities for changing the layout of the blocks within the quilts.
Dawn to Dusk is found in the More Nickel Quilts book.
Always after a big retreat weekend like this I am sure I have managed to hook many of these retreaters into looking at 5″ squares in a whole new way!