Take 7 quilters; load up their vehicles with sewing machines, fabric, and lots of supplies; and stir them together in a house designed for quilt retreats. Garnish with good food and wine. Result: recipe for fab weekend in Charm, Ohio.
We were serious about playing with fabric, and experimented with a lot of techniques.
Monoprinting on gelatin plates
Thermofax Screen Printing
Shaving Cream and Inks
And some folks actually made quilts. Of course, we managed to visit the quilt shop next door at least once, maybe twice.