Stash Bash

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going to The Stash Bash! I’ve spent the whole week recovering and trying to catch up on sleep!

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It was hosted by Chris aka Frecklemama. She is as much fun in person as she is online!! Love her! This awesome gift was made by Jill. And we all signed it!

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I went with three of my super awesome sewing friends (they’re part of this group!) and we had the best time!! There were also some pretty amazing sponsors which led to pretty amazing swag bags and prizes throughout the weekend! Nicole, Tessa, me & Melissa!

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As with all retreats, it’s really about the people!! So much talent! So much laughter!! So many new friends!!! I am already looking forward to seeing them next year!

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I’ve been on sewing retreats before, but this was a totally different (completely awesome!) experience. First off, it’s at a camp! Anyone that’s ever heard me talk about camp knows I LOVE CAMP! Seriously, I once broke my leg on the first day of camp and stayed five more weeks (in a cast). I LOVE CAMP! This was a more cushy version with really nice bunks! This is me on my bunk!

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And Tessa on her bunk!! So much quilty goodness in the bunk house!

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Melissa braved the top bunk!

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We sewed in the main lodge which had a GORGEOUS VIEW of the lake! So much natural light!! I want to sew in this room forever!

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Our path through the woods!

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We had a fat quarter swap!! These ladies are all so much fun! Jenny, Marcia & Laurel! And I got some really cute fabrics!!

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There was a Designer Star Patchwork Threads sighting on Katie!!

IMG_3464I worked on a lot of things while I was there. I made this little pouch to hold all my bloc loc rulers. I used blind machine appliqué and a little hand embroidery!!

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I also made a Designer Star with Bonnie Christine Reminisce. This line has great colors!

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Nicole worked on MY medallion!! I love it!!!

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Beth from Stash Fabrics brought part of her store to the retreat! A great pop up shop!! She is the sweetest person too! Love her!

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And she has an awesome new website, so make sure that you check it out. Seriously, she’s got the best taste. She’s transitioning from Etsy to her own site, so if you don’t see something you want, let her know. I bought Dreamin’ Vintage from her. I cannot wait to sew with this!!

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My Secret Sewing Agent (aka magical fairy that left presents at your sewing station) was awesome!! It was Lisa aka Modern Balabusta. She’s the best and spoiled me with Denyse and more!! She was also one of my favorite people on the retreat!

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And she made me this ADORABLE selvage needle case and more yummy fabric and snacks! That’s a text bundle!!

IMG_3441I had my dear friend Tessa, so I spoiled her with lots of fun things!! And I managed to keep it a secret for the whole weekend which was amazing.

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Tessa used my All Sewn Up pattern to make this for her secret agent. It’s so awesome and I wanted to steal it!!

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Everything Tessa makes is just perfect!! LOVE!! The handmade tab…genius!

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I got a surprise from a sweet friend! It’s going in my sewing studio!!
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All of the swag was awesome, but this was a real highlight. Aurifil in the same color in every weight! I cannot wait to make a sampler with this!! I think it will be cool to stitch out all the weights side by side.
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I also won this super awesome phone case/wallet! Love!!

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It is easy to get caught up in all the “things” that we got! From pretty handmades to the awesome shirts from Sonya, but this weekend was so much about the people! I loved meeting each and every one of them. I left feeling so inspired by so many amazing women!! I will be there next year and hope everyone will be back!! I wish every weekend was a sewing retreat!
xo LC

5 thoughts on “Stash Bash

  1. It’s a shame we can’t convince the guild members that retreats are fun — I would love to go to more but I always seem to find out to late. We need to get me in the loop on these things. Looks like an amazing time.

  2. Loved loved loved meeting you Lee!! Can’t wait until next year!!! Hopefully I will see you before then ;-)

  3. Lee what a great summary of a fantastic 4 days. I, too, wish we could do this more. I love Tessa’s bag that she made in your pattern – adorbs! Happy creating and a pleasure meeting you. PS – I will save my selvages for you! XO WeatherKim

  4. I am a little behind on my email, but boy did I enjoy reading this post Lee! What a great time you had! I really hope that we will meet again on some retreat somewhere LOL There are not many around here, I only hear about retreats in the US. Maybe I should look into organizing something around here…. hmmm…. if I build it, will they come? I’m so glad you and your friends had a great time. It’s a great way to recharge your batteries, isn’t it?! :)

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