Moda Blockheads…Block 40!!!…& did you say quilt RETREATS

Can you believe it??? Only 8 more blocks to go!!!!

This is a long post…so grab your beverage of choice, relax a bit and enjoy this post…but lots of pics…I promise

Todays block is from Jan Patek…another darling applique block..A bird with a star on a branch…so go on over to Jan’s blog to see what she has designed for you!!  But as promised…I have another alternative block for you…and it’s a beauty!!!

Click HERE for the printable directions for ALTERNATE BLOCK 40

This week’s question.. Do you decorate with quilts for the Holidays?  Are they color-themed, or do they include holiday motifs and fabrics?   I use a color theme….vintage red/white quilts fill my home during the holidays…I am not finished yet for this year but…here are a few from last year… I hope you subscribe to my blog to see 2017’s decorating…
I just got back from my last teaching gig of the year…so I know I have a few winners to pic for our #12Contests and All in a Row Book…so look for that soon…

But I just want to thank all the new friends I have from our last retreat in the Outer Banks of NC…what a fabulous week!!! 43 women…lots of stitching, laughing, eating and sightseeing!!!  It was called…The Spirit of Christmas…our goal was to get everyone excited about Christmas!!!

Here are a few pics from the week…the beach house we stayed at…you can tell how big it is from the other one on the side of it…back porch facing the ocean…

the classes…kits with precut pennies, this was one of 2o some classes offered..

Of course Santa stopped in!!!!

Some of the food…

Best Crab Cakes I ever ate…at Blue Moon in Nags Head…Lighthouse in Manteo…I loved the holiday wreaths!!!

Lots of waterfront shops….

So if you think you missed out on a great time…you did…but I have the honor of being apart of another awesome adventure planned for July 2018…with Moda/Martingale….and a side trip to Waco TX…to MAGNOLIA!  Below is a post stating all the details!!!  Sign up and have some fun!!!

You’re Invited: Martingale + Moda Quilt Retreat 😍 it’s ON in 2018!

Get ready for a fabulously fun quilt retreat—we’d love to see you and your quilting buddies there!

It’s the quilters’ retreat of a lifetime! Join us for an epic five-day/four-night event that quilters will talk about for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to mix and mingle with other quilters and top-notch designers, all brought to you by Martingale and Moda—the people and brands that bring you more of what you love about quilting!

Fun, friends, piecing, and happiness—plus four fabulous world-class designers to learn from. And you don’t have to choose the classes you want to attend. YOU get to have classes with ALL OF THEM!

Introducing YOUR Quiltstock teachers!

Classes + free-time sewing + fun & games = THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Guarantee your spot with a $995 payment that covers all four classes, special events, a limited-edition Quiltstock 2018 goodie bag (retail value over $250), and seven meals. The $995 retreat fee is nonrefundable but is transferrable.

Don’t wait, SPACE IS LIMITED. Class supply list will be available June 1, 2018.

Here’s how to reserve your spot at Quiltstock:

 Sign up! Call 800-426-3126, ext. 1378, or 425-483-3313, ext. 1378 (for callers outside US/CAN).

Don’t miss out on an extra SHOPportunity, July 23, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Tell us now if you’d like to add an optional excursion to visit Chip and Joanna Gaines’ flagship store, Magnolia Market, in Waco, Texas. The $125 tour fee is nonrefundable but is transferable. (Click here for details.)

 Reserve your hotel room for Quiltstock 2018 online here or by calling Magnolia Hotel Park Cities, Dallas, at 888-983-5012 or 214-750-6060 (reference Quiltstock room block). All Quiltstock participants must stay onsite at the Magnolia Hotel during the event. Rooms are $139 per night and include parking. Share a room with a friend or room alone, it’s your choice!

 Invite your friends! Download this Quiltstock 2018 brochure and tell them you’re going!

I hope you can join us…Lisa

17 responses to “Moda Blockheads…Block 40!!!…& did you say quilt RETREATS”

  1. Lynda Holden Avatar
    Lynda Holden

    Extremely disappointed you did not present at Calif retreat as advertised!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Lynda…Everyone new I was not going to be attending this retreat…if someone told you else wise I cannot help that…but it was never advertised…I own the CA store but they are fully capable of hosting a retreat without me…I am sure you had lots of fun with Dru and the crew attending the retreat…..I will be at the June retreat in CA…some have some fun!

  2. Sharon Avatar

    I really love your alternate block and your decorating with red and white quilts is gorgeous!

  3. Bobbie Rumler Avatar
    Bobbie Rumler

    thank you for the visit in your blog Your home is fab!!

  4. Hildy Avatar

    Love your cute block and the cake looks yummy!

  5. onecreativefamily Avatar

    Looks like a wonderful time. I am envious

  6. Clair Becker Avatar
    Clair Becker

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love all the designs that you do and your willingness to share your talent. Question regarding my Juki, what brand and size needle do you use, I know your thread is Aurfil , what weight.? Thanks for your help. I plan on doing lots of scrap sewing over the holidays. God’s Blessings. Clair

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Clair…the answer to your question 75 and I use a 50wt. thread..

  7. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Thanks again for making OBX retreat so much fun:) I do decorate with quilts….not just at Christmas, but all the seasons. The Christmas ones I use are red&green or red&white, plus I have lots of Christmas runners and wall-hangings. Can’t wait to see the 2017 Anchor Point decorations:) Merry Christmas!

  8. Judith Avatar

    What is the finished size of the HST in block 40. Thank you.

    1. lisabongean Avatar


  9. Valerie Avatar

    Will you be doing another retreat at the Outer Banks in the future, and if so where would I find the information for that? The trip to Texas sounds wonderful but the dates don’t work for me, my niece is getting married that week. Your Xmas decorating looks great, would love to see even more pics!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      info will be coming soon!!! make sure your are signed up for my emails

  10. Diane Avatar

    I am enjoying seeing all the different blocks. Love the little iron in the photo each week.

  11. VickiT Avatar

    Lisa ~ Will you be posting a pdf of your alternate block ? I just wanted to ask before I printed the jpg that’s been posted.
    Thank you.

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