Thursday, October 29, 2009


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

Pretty wonderful

Comfy too!

From Sue's garden

Whimsy everywhere!

Isn't this wonderful? More creativity and positive beauty

SIX borders on the quilt that Sue made! Sheesh!

Here is Sue with a smile on her face since she is DONE completeing her final border of SIX!
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!


beth said...

I love Sue's quilt and it looks like YOU have w-a-y too much fun all the time! :)

Sandi said...

What wonderful colourful quilts you all were working on.

The sewing room is delightful with all the light and colour!

What a breathe of fresh air to see on a cloudy autumn day.

Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

KathyC said...

Congrats to Sue on a fabulous quilt. We all knew it was a winner! What fun you all had! Wish I could have been there with you.

Rhondi said...

It looks like a fun time at Sue's house!! I love the chairs.