Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As Promised

Edited -- If you have trouble viewing this slideshow here, try this link directly to my Webshots album.

Here's a slideshow of my day of sewing with fellow guild members at the Linck Hill Inn in Nauvoo, Pennsylvania (Tioga County).

The inn is a lovely restored lumber-baron (we think) mansion that is now a wonderful guest house with 14 bedrooms (each with a bath) and a number of gathering/meeting/game rooms. It's a great place for family reunions, weddings, and of course...quilting retreats.

Linck Hill Inn Sewing

The owners of Linck Hill Inn also run Three Springs Farm just down the road and they had arranged for a group of Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild members to spend a day sewing quilts for their camp bunkhouse. Fabric and lunch were provided...all we had to do was show up with our sewing machines and enthusiasm.

This is the quilt that I worked on. The organizer did not have enough fabric for the top and bottom borders, but she called one of the local quilt shops and they still had some left on the bolt. The quilt is really much nicer in person. The large squares look gray in the photo, but they're actually a dark green and dark tan striped homespun.

If you're ever looking for a great place for a quilting retreat and you're anywhere within a few hours driving distance of north-central Pennsylvania, I highly recommend the Linck Hill Inn. My guild has already scheduled our retreat for the fall!


Nanci said...

i bought grey for the first time this's a great colour to match up. Lovely location, my goodness, it must be something in the summer.

Star said...

I really enjoyed my tour of that wonderful house. I am green with envy! It's a great place to meet with your guild and have a sewing day or weekend. I bet you came home refreshed and very happy?

Madalene Murphy said...

What a gorgeous place! Sorry I missed the sew day.

Anonymous said...

Not a lumber baron lol! This Is actuallly or was my families home until a few years back. My great great grandfather John Jacob Linck built this home, and everyone including my mother grew up there. Although we do own some timberland most of the wealth has been gained through high value stocks before IPO and a few smaller business located throughout PA. Just thought you guys would find that interesting! I'm so glad people are still able to enjoy this house, which although was sold years back due to no one living in it, will always be my famly's home.