A view of the main room.
The Maritime Fibre Arts Retreat was held at the Atlantica Hotel, Oak Island last weekend. There was well over 200 quilters, knitters, stitchers, tatters, lace makers, spinners and rug hookers there. What a gathering! The noise level when everyone was in the room was quite something!
Pre dinner gathering.
Several of us went a day early to relax and chat and sew a little. By Friday the rest of our group arrived and in all there was 20 of us from the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild and the Quilt Mafia and several other quilt/fibre friends.
I couldn't begin to count all the different varieties of spinning wheels!
The days just flew by, there was lots of visiting back and forth, new friends made and old friendship rekindled. There was lots of laughter, lots of shared stories and lots of sharing of techniques and advice. I am so grateful for all my fibre friends. They are all so talented, so gifted and so wise. I think we could have solved all the world's problems!
Sharon Orpin is our faithful organizer, she and her husband Richard have taken on this role and they do it so well. We are all grateful for her dedication and determination to bring us all together. My room is booked already for next year - can't wait!
I posted lots more pictures on my Flickr Photostream here.