Sunday, October 21, 2012

Invention and Fun in Tahoe Makes for Happy Hearts and Souls....What beauty!

Robert Kaufman fabric has a new line out now that looks like you pieced it but you didn't...very very fun and I am having a ball playing with it!
I just came back from a retreat I do each year called "Tahoe Quilt Chicks"...we have been doing this for a few years now. I come home inspired....there were some awesome projects there and everyone was so happy to be together as some of us have had health issues. Friends become more dear with every year....
This is Deb and she makes these Kaffe quilts for all of her neices and nephews and church projects...pretty colors.
Deb and Kathy are into the Modern quilt stuff and here is a quilt she made in Gwen Marston's class
This is Sue's quilt...we swapped Witch's last year and Sue is making a Halloweeen quilt with them this year....so cool!
The house was made by Molly and given to Sue...Molly is in my quilt swap and this time it is houses....very fun!
This quilt is Mel's witch's and a drawing her son did of a haunted house...it has the perfect fabrics to show it off!
My name tag by Sue. The spider was big and creeped people out...I loved it!
Flower Power quilt by Kathy Sandling...she got it quilted and made a cool backing for it too! See the following and you can see she inspires us too!
This is Kathy's story quilt she did in one of my five day workshops...very fun and a nice size to hang anywhere.
I am ending with this fun photo. Molly showed me around Sacramento before we drove to Tahoe and we happened upon a shop that had these angel wings there...since I wrote a book on angels and still like to make angel quilts plus my block of the month, I thought I would get my photo taken....Such Fun! Hope your week goes well and you are happy and thankful for some nice things. Fall color of leaves, smells of Fall air, Halloween costumes in the stores, my Grandkids excited about a party they will attend this week and what they chose for costumes, colored bags of candy, spice, pumpkin,decorated sugar cookies with Fall themes, And decorations on houses.....Speaking of someone asked me to share these and so here goes
I bought these coragated metal pumpkins in beautiful Huntsville Alabama and the lady asked me what I was going to do with them? I think she thought I wasted my money but I love how they look on my fence....anyone can have plain pumpkins but the idea of polka dot pumpkins seeems so happy to me and everytime we drive up, we smile. Worth every penny and such a nice memory of beauitful Huntsville too.

5 comments:

Sandi said...

I love your Tahoe group's creativity, just what you needed right now, support and love from special friends. I hope it helped to envigorate all of you.

I look forward to even more wonderful photos.

Marlynne said...

Love Deb's Kaffee Quilts! I'm thinking they are made with 5 pieces? Th angel wings are a perfect touch! Looks like you could actually fly with those!

DianeP said...

Thank you so much for sharing your latest photographs of all the Tahoe quilting fun! Quilting friends are the best, aren't they?!?!

Loved Kathy Sandling's quilt so much! I printed out a copy of it (hope that's okay?) and put it on my file cabinet for inspiration.

Thanks again for sharing!

Sarah said...

Seeing all of those great blocks and quilts makes me want to go sew all day. It has been a few days, and I am itching to stitch.

kim kerschl said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Isn't it great to have super friends!
Kim