Saturday, November 20, 2010

Val's Quilts from My Retreat IN Idaho this year- New dates here for Next Years" Mary Lou Happy Go Lucky Retreat"


Below is the lovely Val who came with her boss from Ontario Oregon to my retreat last June. She was loads of fun and today she sent me her photo of the quilt she did! Pretty creative and fun I would say. I am doing another retreat next June the 13,14,15,16,and done the afternoon of the 17th-when we go to dinner at the Dockside restaurant in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. My book with Mel McFarland comes out in July so I will have new things to show you and we will have alot of story quilt fun! Hope you can make it.

Isn't Val a great model? Better than Vanna I think and the dog makes it even better. Both Val and Heather who owns the quilt shop are really pretty...and thin.
Val, I love your happy border and the use of rick rack and bees in there! Great job!

To see Val's friend HEATHER'S quilt shop go to http://www.thecharmshack.com/
if this link doesn't work then just copy and paste-that is what I did! Hope they are showing hoochy fun there. Poor Heather had to leave as she had a death in the family the day she got to Spokane. Bummer. Val stayed and took lots of note!
Hey if you are ever in the vacinity of Ontario, Oregon, go and visit this wonderful shop!

3 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Val's piece is wonderful and such a happy feel to it.
I got some rick rack and also a cutter to make my own, love using it for stems and embellishing.

Debbie

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love Val's Quilt. She's one creative gal! Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

That rick rack rocks!