September 17, 2014

Retreat Recap...

I couldn't end my trip without posting photographs of some of the fabulous
 quilts created by my friends. There were so many beautiful quilt tops sewn
 together over the past three days - and not all were the group project pattern.

Alice made this stunning quilt top. She was set up on the table behind me, so
I got to watch her work on it. Alice is also the new owner of Prissy! Since I
brought my new Crescendo home, I've been trying to find a new home for
my hardworking, reliable Prissy. I took her to use at the retreat and let 
everyone know that she was "adoptable". Alice played with her and decided
to take her home with her. I'm really thrilled that they have found each other.
This is the quilt top my "roomie", Melinda finished. She started this top a few
years ago and decided that fall was the perfect time to complete her UFO.
I think it turned out lovely. She was right...it was time she finished this one.
Betty is one of my friends from the guild. She always makes colorful 
quilts and this one is no exception. I love her black and red poppy quilt.
I'll look forward to Show and Tell at the guild when she's got it all done!
My friend (and retreat hostess), Susan Slaton of Wazoo Quilts made
this quilt from a precut pack of batiks that a number of the women
bought when we went shopping. She'll add borders and her stellar
longarm skills to this pretty patchwork to create a stunning new quilt.
I wouldn't be surprised if she had it finished by the weekend!
This is Paulie's black and white version of the retreat project
"Jelly Roll Jam II" (free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. Love it!
Here's Sandi's version in fall and jewel-toned batiks. Yummy!
This quilt is really elegant. Gladys chose a soft, soothing palette for her design.
This is my new pal, Linda Macklin. She made this project quilt using
fall-colored, ACORN-themed fabrics! Squeee! I threatened to abscond
with this beauty. It reminded me of Wisconsin whenever I walked past it.
(You may think she's smiling at the camera, but she was just taunting me!)
I first met Dawna at the Sebring retreat I attended last year at the 
Kenilworth Inn. Remember, there were four "Donna"s and one Dawna?
There were only two Donnas and one Dawna at this one. hee hee

I like how she arranged her six-piece blocks from light to darks. It made
for a completely different effect for the blocks. It's very spring-like, too!
  My last picture to share with you is the official "roommates" photo of me
with my new friend, Melinda. I really enjoyed getting to know her and 
sharing this retreat in her company. Until we see each other at a future
retreat or quilt show...Wishing all "Happy Quilting and Happy Hearts".
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Createology said...

All those beautiful smiles show how wonderful your retreat was and the friendships formed. Lovely quilt tops sewn by each. Creative Quilt Retreat Bliss...

Patty said...

Looks like everyone had a blast! makes me look forward to my annual quilt retreat in October. Retreats ar so inspiring to see how creative and artistic quilters can be.

Michele T said...

Beautiful quilts!! The one with the poppies is my favorite, I'd love to make one that is similar!! Thanks for sharing!

Minimiss said...

All beautiful quilts and all so different.

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