here is Sue's story quilt about her Mother who used to take bubble baths and share her Motherly wisdom and love with Sue when she was younger. This quilt is beautiful and took first place on one of the shows in California. It is loaded with crystals and is SO beautiful in person.
The quilt above hangs over the railing in Sue's wonderful (beautiful actually) home in Castaic, California. Sue invited a number of us girls to come and sew and enjoy her huge home for part of a week. The theme was friendship, creativity, good food, color, container quilts, stack quilts, quilts with 6 borders (no kidding) and other ideas and things we shared-wait until you see Sue's chairs!!
This wonderful building in the background is Sue's sewing house (yes, house). It is large, has plenty of storage and is the perfect place for her to get away and sew. She has a HUGE house I didn't get photos of. I was too overwhelmed at the beauty of this little get away in her backyard complete with hot tub, and gazebo of wicker chairs and darling decorator accents.
I couldn't get past this red out building with the cute stuff on it.
Here Sue's best friend De cuts her blocks and squares them up. Stay tuned here for more on that tomorrow or later.
I know I am a lousy photo taker sometimes. No one looks like their movie star selves in this photo as Mel tells about her container quilt. Remember when I used to teach this?
Mel is making these for all of the women in her family.
Here is Sue with her darling dogs "Jack" and "Jill"-all three are very sweet
Sue's sewing area is fabulous and designed to the nines by her. Here is just a few examples of the chairs she makes. I have one to show you later -hint hint it is cherry designed- but keep looking as I took some more photos of these incredible chairs and pillows too
Isn't this cute and note the great fabrics she uses and the black and white piping
This quilt looked so good on the walls along with the pillows, wicker chairs and awesome studio chairs- Sue should be a decorator for sure
From Sue's garden
Isn't this wonderful? More creativity and positive beauty
SIX borders on the quilt that Sue made! Sheesh!
It was a great week with good friends. We left closer than ever and filled to the brim with appreciation and creativity! We hope to do it again next year. :0)
If you have a group of friends and a place to sew, invite them for a weekend of creativity and sharing and see what happens! It is super!