Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
These are the "bunny" sisters or as many of you know them Laura from Texas and Charlotte her sister from Florida who come to my retreats and workshops. These two girls sew like the wind and I think they hold the record for story quilts made. Their lives are made for story quilts and they have a list of many that need to be done.
Laura's husband sent me a letter with a notice that Post Falls Idaho where the retreat will be held in June was selected as one of the top ten places to live for Mountain/water communities. I just found out that the day we go to Farm Chicks in Spokane, we will also be able to attend Post Falls Days. They will have a small quilt show of mine there and lots of see and buy and eat. Isn't this what those town fairs are all about? Fun way to start off the retreat.
By the way, this is my fourth annual retreat and I need two more people. This may be my last year if I don't fill. If it is my last year it will be a FUN one with lots of fabric given away, a quilt for every student as well as new patterns, tips and ideas and of coarse the bunny sisters. :0)
GREAT news! After seeing this, TWO more sisters are planning on joining us! I am leaving it open for one or two more people. I have had two people say they want in but haven't sent their money-as the saying goes "put your money where your mouth is".
I am so excited at the addition of Kathy and Judy who are as much fun as Charlotte and Laura! And Best friends from Boise and Mari who runs the block swap and Sandi who has come for years and others who are in for a great and memorable time!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Out of the Box with Easy Blocks by Mary Lou Weidma and Mel McFarland-
Here is Carol's NICE letter. Isn't it fun to see how someone uses a simple pattern and makes others very happy?
Thank you so much for your kind response. I have sent the three pics separately as I still don't know how to add attachments on my iPad! The quilts were made in the reverse order I numbered them and you can see my progression from very similar to yours on to more daring in the ballerina with the tutu! Every girl in Elise's kindergarten class now wants her own princess quilt. Not gonna happen! Thanks for you continued inspiration. Hope to meet you one day soon.
P.S. a friend used the pattern in the book and just reduced everything by half. They were adorable, too.
I was thinking about auctions for schools and this would be such a nice prize. To have someone buy a quilt that you would make after they buy it to what their little Princess would be. I think that these patterns would make great self portraits (think about a challenge) and also do people in your bee or quilting group for fun. How about your Grandma or your Mom or your Aunt or your neice or Granddaughter as a Princess/ Want to make a Princess in the story quilt workshops I am doing....just plan on it. If you want a supply list to help you and are taking the retreat (any of them) I will send it to you. These are great fun as is everything in the book! Thank you Carol---------------
Just got this lovely email-thank you for the sweet comment on these quilts!-----
I just saw the 2 Princess quilts on your web site Mary Lou and
Cherries, Too and I hope you will tell the quilter how much I loved
them. I have been e-mailing all of my friends with grand daughters
and telling them about it and where to find the pattern. Please
thank the quilter for making my day!
Friday, April 13, 2012
I have other quilts too to bring with me- we will put them all in bags and number them and then each student will draw a number..should be fun....I have some nice fabric prizes we will do this way also...
Imagine happy little hangings in your bathroom or kitchen or bedroom! I have a stack of outfits that became little wallhangings and I am giving one away to each student at my Post Falls Idaho retreat this year. These are whimsical and fun and that is what the creative week is about too.
I have Apron day planned for the first day and everyone will wear their favorite aprong.either one they made or one they bought....it should be fun with the tiaras (real ones) that I have ordered. A little color and a little class.