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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

She's ba-a-a-ck!

Doesn't this look like it should be a postcard? These are just a few of the quilt tops that were produced at the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat, second session, 2008. Our theme was working with solids - a very difficult thing for yours truly to do.

Here is Carol G. with some of her "orphan" blocks adding a border treatment learned this week.

And below is my new friend, Dawn, with her version of Mexican Hat Dance. Aren't those curved strips great, and it really sings with the cheddar and the orange!

This is a WOWSER, too! Way to go Carole A.!!!!

This is the view out the front window of my "apartment" (I shared with a friend) which was only a few short steps away from the classroom. Even though you can't see that the water is blue, the sun was shining ever so nicely and a breeze was blowing ever so softly, and the reflection from the window washed out the water color! Trust me, though, it was a gloriously beautiful day!

This is about one half of the classroom where we worked freely on whatever we wanted. This year's theme was working with solids, and you can see my friend Carolyn's stack that she was working with to her left....wait....no that was the next table over stash from Kentucky LOL! This picture was taken around the dinner hour so many people had left to eat while we stayed and played.

And of course, we can't have a retreat without a picture of a tired Quiltgranny and Ms. You Know Who!
I can't wait for next year, now! Next year's theme will be pieced and applique together. I already am planning what I am going to take with me.....dreaming the night away!

Of course, it would help if I could just get the boxes unpacked from our move so I could find what I am thinking of! LOL!

4 comments:

Becky said...

WOW, absolutely beautiful. Gwen hasn't changed a bit either. thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Looks like lots of fun and great creativity at the retreat! I know Dawn, too! She is such a talented quilter and very nice person, too.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh wow, looks like a great -- and productive -- time. I love Dawn's Mexican Hat Dance. thanks for the glimpse of retreat.

jacquie said...

thanks for sharing...trying real hard not to be JEALOUS!