Friday, June 05, 2009

Mary Lou Hosts Her First retreats in 2010! Get OUT of THE BOX!

So, I put my cash where my mouth is and have dates for my retreats next year in sunny Post Falls Idaho. The location is between Spokane Washington (airport destination) and Coeur d'Alene Idaho.
May 1,2 and 3rd we will be creating an awesome (original) quilt with ALL THINGS HOOCHY. We will be working on blocks, flower power flowers, dogs and cats, and many other surprises that are brand new to this fun and creative technique. We will have all kinds of prizes and homemade desserts everyday along with other fun things you won't find other places.
August 20,21,22,23,24 we will have a story quilt class! This will be after my new book called "Out of the Box" is released and we will be using alot of the creativity excercizes in the workshop. If you want to stretch as an artist and quilter this class is for you. I will have further information in two weeks. Stay tuned and keep checking back. I expect these to fill fairly fast.

Above are the buildings we will be using for the workshop. This is a wonderful art center. I took Susan Shei's class here and was so impressed with the light, the kitchen and the grounds I had to plan my own retreats!
My flower garden and yard is growing by leaps and bounds. What joy it brings to me to come back and enjoy nature and the work we have put in.

This bike was given to me by my daughter for Mother's Day several years ago. It was for a wine display. I love it. I haven't planted flowers in the pots yet but I will be soon.

Just one of my bottle trees before the vines grow up and around it. I love blue bottles!


WoolenSails said...

Your yard looks like a beautiful haven. I could sit out there all day.


Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait for more info about the August retreat in 2010. We come to Coeur d'Alene every summer so I am hoping to attend.

ddpattison said...

Do you have the times, cost, etc. of the May 1-3 retreat? I'm very interested.


Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Lou
That looks like a wonderful place for a class with you! Sure wish I had the finances to come and join you. I know it will be a blast. The bike in your garden is wonderful!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Reena said...

Mary Lou- I am digging out from the molding work and the cat loss so just spent some lovely time at your blog 1st time in ages. What a treat and so nice to see your happy smiley face in that great red/orange shirt! I just realized that I can't come to the May retreat after all due to I am the program chair for 2010 for my guild and on the 4th we are having a new quilt program that I have been looking forward to forever. Mary Ellen Sakai- I saw her at Long Beach last year doing this fun fabric collage thing. If I could be in 2 places at once I would! I could not count on getting back on time and being "up" for it after the trip. I'm sure you will be beating them off with sticks for it and once the word is out about it getting in to another if you have it will be almost impossible. Wah! Anyway- love you and your cheery inspiring blog.. Reena SD CA

Karen said...

I would like to attend the May retreat. I'll keep checking in for more information...thank you!

Kathy C said...

Dear ML,
I've been trying to save Blue Bottles but I only have 6. How do you feel about a blue bottle "shrub"?!

Arlene said...

Heck...this looks like as much fun as Farm Chicks..WOW...way fun!