• 06Oct
    Categories: quilting Comments Off on Retreat Photos – Part 2

    This is Julie, and, yes, she’s wiping away a tear.  Julie is just learning to quilt—from her mom!  They came to a retreat a year ago, and again to this one.  Carol did all the embroidery for this quilt, and Julie has pieced all the blocks.  When she got up to show-and-tell this quilt, she got quite emotional, telling us all how much she treasures the time she spent with her mom on this.  It was very touching, and Julie wasn’t the only one wiping away tears.

    This is Julie’s mom, Carol, and her fabulous row quilt.

    Carol also made this sweet doll and doll quilt for her granddaughter.

    This quilt has a wonderful story, too.  These blocks were made by Carol’s mother in the 1930′s.  One day she brought them to a Redwork Club meeting in my studio to ask how she should put them together.  Before long, we had a setting figured out, but we also could see that these block designs and the fabulous prints used to make them would be a great fabric line.  My Dear Dorothy collection was born that day!  Carol is doing a beautiful job of hand quilting her quilt and is almost finished.

    Julie also had this quilt for show-and-tell.

    This is Teresa with a fabulously frilly bag she made.

    Kristy was making this quilt for her sister, who is facing some health issues.

    By the next day, she had the top finished!

    Then she was working on these blocks.

    Barbara made this great sampler quilt.

    Roberta is a first time sewer and made this adorable Santa wall hanging.

    Her mom-in-law was there, too, and made this quilt top from my new Dolly Dear collection.  She has four granddaughters who will be getting one of these!

    She brought a Twister for show-and-tell.  It started out similar to the quilt on the right.  After being cut by the Twister Ruler, you sew up your new blocks and get the quilt on the left!

    Mary Disilva made this Christmas row quilt…

    …and this wonderful medallion sampler.

    Kathy was showing her patriotic side with this flag wall hanging.

    She also showed us this great bag that she stitched up in less than an hour.  It’s the same technique as used in my Ditty Bag.

    I love this Log Cabin that Lonna made.  Hmm.  Lonna emailed to say this isn’t hers.  Will someone claim it, please?

    She also made this sampler.

    She turning this amazing Hmong embroidered block into a wall hanging.

    And she was working on these indigo and cheddar blocks.

    More tomorrow!




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