Oh QuiltE it is so great to hear your chatter again! I've missed you so much! Hope you can get "back in the saddle" again real soon.
QNS - those batiks are gorgeous. And such nice size pieces too! I love batiks also. I hope your friends surgery is successful.
ok - what a busy day you have had. I don't think I could keep up with you if I tried! LOL
We have had a great camp out with our Camping Group, and will be heading home tomorrow. Needless to say, I'll be late with this weeks blocks.
OMG, QNSue...you could open a batik department in a fabric store! They're beautiful. You will be sewing on that stash for a long time.
OKSewGlad...I assume the quality time you had in the barn was with about 100 cows relieving themselves of their daily contribution for the welfare of your family. How big is your milking parlor? I milked for the neighbor for awhile and he had a double 8 with two of us milking but there were two others switching pens and taking care of the other chores that went along with milking. With just 2 of you, that's a pretty long haul to be in the barn when it's not your usual occupation. It goes with the territory I know. Hope you don't have to do it too many times this fall. And the blue in the pinwheel does have roots in IA. In fact you will see it again in next weeks PC block. Thanks so much!
Anael...I checked out the link and what a beautiful quilt you are "birthing".
Well, Carrie is on her way so I better think about getting packed up for the retreat. First though, a hair cut and grocery shopping. I've been to instructional classes that were overnight but never to a retreat so I'm looking forward to this.
Jeanie...where do I find the detail for Bonnie Hunter's next mystery quilt?
She will not release the actual information until November. I'll let everyone know! She just mentioned the new mystery in her blog, so she has already designed it, we know that much.
I'm home!! We had a great time. :) It was so nice to meet Ggal and spend a day+ with her! We are already planning to return next fall. I got 7 or 8 blocks finished...not near as many as I would have liked, but we got to visiting with new friends, so that took up some of our time. Plus there was the great trunk show by the KT designer, Lynne Hagmeier on Thursday night. I have pictures of my blocks taken, but need to get some sleep before I spend time finding the threads to post them on. Crystal got a picture of the three of us, so I will get her to post that here in the next day or so. More later...night!!
Oh Carrie - how fun to meet someone on the Board. I'm so glad you had a really good time and I'm looking forward to seeing your blocks and the photo of you, GGal and Crystal!
DD and I are just home from our retreat, very very tired but what fun we had. I am posting lots of photos for you to enjoy.
Will post photos of our drive up the mountain as soon as DD has downloaded them from her phone.
This is what we got up to on the weekend
1. A pic of the hall and lots of creativity going on
2. Progress being made on the HST
3. Have to have energy food
4. Progress being made
5. Ta da top finished
On Saturday afternoon the mist rolled in and this was the view from the verandah of the hall.
Last but not least is the progress I made on my quilt:D
Great photos; makes us feel like we were there. Beautiful quilt; Wow!! Love the scenery too. Looking forward to seeing more. Thank you for sharing.
Wow, mirabelle. I can't imagine getting a quilt top that complicated pieced in two days. Did you sew on it as well as your DD? It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the purple one.
The KT retreat was loads of fun. We had 21 of us. One from Maryland, one from Virginia, two from Missouri, two from Kansas...Laurie and her helper Lois, two from Iowa, Carrie and Crystal, one from Michican, 5 from Indiana and the rest were from Illinois. Threads of time is truely and destination quilt shop! Laurie was inspirational. She does such simple things that still look complicated. She uses raw edge appliqué with precuts and stacks fabrics rather than cutting and piecing. Her new book called Loose Change is coming out with her fall collection. It uses layer cakes, dimes, charms, nickels, and mini charms, pennies. Really creative. I'm looking forward to having it and working through more of my stash so between her and Bonnie Hunter I should be able to get rid of it, right? Wrong! I used my 20% birthday discount to stock up on the batting that I need to finish the quilts I've started but the next day I browsed the shop and got an armload of FQs. There are just sooo many beautiful new fabrics this fall.
Sounds like a "great time was had by all". What fun to meet some of the PC riders and to share your love of quilting! Mbell thanks for the pics; like QNS said, felt like we were there! I love your quilt, too. Me I'm thinking miniature...
Yesterday was the local quilt auction. My little quilts sold well, one for $75 and the other $80. Not quite up in the league of the $3000 HQ king sized ones, but proportionately I think they did okay. Funds are going to rewamp the OB unit at the hospital.