Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Retreat Photos

Well, I'm finally getting around to putting a photos from my Stashbuster Retreat two weeks ago. Here they are - in no particular order. Victoria is up first in her fantastic Autobiographical Jacket. She made it using a sweatshirt and sewed on fabrics that are special to her.

Here's the whole gang. From left to right in front row: Victoria, Kathy, Mavie and Darlene. In the back row: Cricket, Bev, Rebecca and me. Isnt' the built-in bookcase we're standing in front of great? We all wanted to bring it home with us.

Rebecca brought some show and tell quilts to share. Here's the first one.
Here's her string quilt.
Here's Rebecca hard at work. Behind her you can see some of the 14 quilt tops she made over the weekend.
Cricket and I were getting silly and started taking pictures of each other across the room. Darlene is taking pictures of Bev cutting fabric and Rebecca ironing.
Victoria worked hard on her swap blocks. Sometime on Saturday afternoon she finally finished her first one.
Bev gave us a demo on making Super-Sized 9-Patch blocks.
Cricket finished the awesome vest for herself over the weekend. You can tell she will be Queen of the Jungle in this vest.
Darlene is the Queen of Scrap Searching. She went through everyone's trash can to make sure we didn't throw away any scraps that she would use for quilts.
Darlene finished her Super-Sized 9-Patch quilts. Aren't they great?
Mavie was working on her quilts while Darlene was trimming blocks. Notice the scrap quilt top on the floor? This is one of Darlene's creations.
It's getting dark and I think it's going to start storming. I'm off for now. I still have stories to share. I promise to do it tomorrow night.


Greenmare said...

and a fabulous time was had by all- at least that is what it looks like from the pictures! thanks for sharing, I feel like I was there, sort of peeking in the window, not getting to sew or hear the jokes......... uh oh, frowny face coming! No, I'm glad you gals all had such a great time!!

Elaine Adair said...

Yes, Greenmare said it well -- I felt almost as if I was there, also! A fun, and productive, and entertaining time was had by all.

Thanks for the great photos!

May Britt said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time together. It is always so fun to meet friends and have such reatreats.

Dordogne Clare said...

Lots of laughter and lotsa sewing. I love the 9 patchijf

Carole said...

Looks like you had a great time. Lot's of production going on! So Darlene is a scrap police! lol That is too funny. Thanks for sharing!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lots of laughing and sewing - what a good combination. So glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing such nice photo's with us.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the photos - it looked like you all had a great time AND got lots done.

Libby said...

Looks like a great retreat. So much fun to spend time with quilters *s*

tami said...

You guys look like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing and making us feel like we got to go. :-)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That looked like fabulous fun! Plenty of work done by everyone...and a lot of photos taken! Tracey

Quilting Pirate said...

yah for retreat! The photos are great! Thanks for sharing all the fun stuff you did!