Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mary Lou's Retreat with FUN Girls is lot of FUN and Discovery! Lovely Ladies Create One of a Kind Quilts About Their Memories

Above is pretty Kathy Sandner who finished the quilt canvas for her "Gone to the Dogs" quilt
One of my fairy gifts was polka dot socks which some of us wore the last day....this is a fun photo of the dotted feet Princess's

Cobb salad ready to dish up after a hard day of sewing

Below was one of Nancy Nelson's lovely lunches-I didn't get a photo of the lovely brownies she made that day while we sewed

The class was hard at work with their noses to the grindstone :0)Love it! Below is Sara and in the back is the world traveler (no kidding) Lorraine

You can tell we had plenty of room to spread out and it was nice and it was hot ourside and cool inside-also nice

Hard work and not even enough time to look up for the camera-most students said this class changed their minds on color in your stashes and doing things differently-I love to hear that-this photo of of Cheryl in the for front and Alex behind her

Sharon (behind) and Linda in front-both working hard

Here is pretty Penny who does great work and has been to both retreats I have had

Here are part of the tiara'ed girls discussing where they are from, stories, food and good deals online-they were a wonderful group-all happy and nice

Below is Linda who made a flower with strata for her borders....very fun

Below, can you guess who the two sisters are? There are only two, the others are students.......

This quilt had the most wonderful restaurant on it before Charlotte left. She is doing a story about how her Mother and Father met-Her Mother had on roller skates at one of those eating places and her Dad drove up. Charlotte is like her Sister and has made many wonderful quilts (story).

I didn't get a good photo of the large plane on this quilt and many other things-sorry but the quilt is about how Laura met her husband from Hawaii on a plane-it is a wonderful story and Laura will do a great job-she has made many story quilts and they are all fun and all sentimental

Below is the beginning of Alex Stengo's quilt. She lived in Africa and these are mountains that will have many stars all around and a village below, a large giraffe on one side and a beautiful African woman on the other

Here is a great photo of Sherry who played the cello with her Dad playing the guitar-he has passed away and this is her tribute to him-part of it is pretend but how lovely to put that along with your real memories to make a great quilt-the drawing is wonderful

This is Charlotte discussing her border-I didn't get photos of the "Wagon Wheel" Restaurant which she got down in her story-I was busy and my camera didn't get enough photos-girls from the retreat please if you got some good photos of the projects, please bring them

Here is Sara with our mascor "Stitch"-she got less sewing done, can you guess why?

Here is the beginning of great blocks for a border of a travel quilt....hope you can see these colors-the light was good where we sewed and so my flash would not go off and I am not sure you can see how wonderful the colors were.

I wish the light had showed up better taking a photo of Kathy's esceptional quilt. She got the four dogs drawn as well as some fun suppoirting cast-it will be called "Gone to the Dogs" and will be in a quilt show in a couple of months. The fabrics in this quilt are wonderful together and it just glows.


Anna, said...

Mammamia!!! speechless...

Patty said...

What a WONDERFUL POST!! I love everything here! Those two gals with the cool shirts !!! I want one!!! I love that there is so much room to work too!! Inspiring!

WoolenSails said...

That is way too much fun and good food;)
I need to get some larger paper for patterns, realized that when I was trying to make something, I tend to do it too small. Usually I draw something and then blow it up on paper, with my projector.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Wish I could have been there. Enjoyed the pictures, particularly of the layout drawing for a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Em said...

I have a tear in my eye as I revel in the fun and silliness and creativity of your retreat friends!!!! Next year I will be CELEBRATING with you!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the photos and fab quilts. Do you ever look at the photos and think, "I am instilling a gift that is remarkable and was waiting to be teased out?"