Saturday, January 23, 2010


I got home Monday night from retreat but have just now had a chance to download my camera because I had to hit the ground running to catch up when I got back.
As always, we were certainly a productive group. I think "quilt-a-thon" is what we need to re-name our quilt retreat!

Check out my "souped up" machine! Just for fun I had added some removable decorative stickers to my machine before I left for retreat. My DH loaded my car for me in the morning. When I got to camp and opened my machine I discovered a few extra touches that he added. Now I have a "Holley Equipped" Viking. LOL He is too funny.

Here are just some of the fantastic quilts that were stitched together. Now mind you, some of these were UFO's when they arrived but now they are even closer to being FO's.

This lone star is an ambitious hand piecing project of Cathi's, she never chooses simple quilts as you'll see in the next pic......

This is a really pretty quilt made with feedsack prints. She still has a couple of borders to add. This one she is making for her daughter Morgan. Lucky Morgan!

Karen got her Chippewa 9-patch( Minick & Simpson) top all pieced and assembled. This one is for her DH. I love the fabrics in this. All this piecing was a change for Karen as she normally does hand appliqué.

Fran kept working steadily and pieced this stunning courthouse steps quilt and she added beautiful mitered borders.

Fran also pieced this lap quilt using some very nice Oriental fabrics. I think this picture was taken about 1:00 A.M. -Yikes time flies when you're having fun.

Here's another quilt of Cathi's, it's a lovely Dresden plates in her signature Southwest colors
She added the borders to it and now it will be ready for quilting.

I designed and made this netbook bag for Cathi's netbook.

These colorful paper pieced blocks are Jessie's ,
She also has a love for ambitious projects and does them beautifully.

Barbara made this striking quilt top with some "Jelly Rolls" she couldn't wait to use.
This is a gift for some fortunate person.

Karen made this baby quilt as a gift for someone, she's been making a lot of baby quilts lately.

I worked on a class sample of an apron with fabric rick rack trim
and did a bunch of hand appliqué on a quilt in progress.
I also played around with fabric coiled coasters and bowls. That was lots of fun.
Well, this is running long so I will post more about our Quilt-a-thon in a day or two and I am also in the process of putting together my next giveaway. It'll be fun :-)


joanne lendaro said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, it's always fun to see everyone's projects.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You sure had lots of great projects coming together at your retreat!!