The Random Number Generator picked #24
.... and that is Ann Pierce, who commented, "This sounds like so much fun! I hope to join y'all some day. I'm new to CQ but my bee friends are the best. So inspiring!"
Ann, you will LOVE these templates, and we are confident they will help you on your way to creating more beautiful seams! We will contact you privately to get your address.
Information on today’s giveaway is at the end of this blog post.
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Retreat, Part Two
We’re back to bring you Part Two in the continuing saga (LOL) of the Crazy Quilting International Retreat in Kansas City. Warning: this is a very picture-heavy post, so sit down and grab another cuppa. When we left off, it was Thursday morning. . . .
After the Stash Dash (see Part One), the first class was Making Fabric Books. Since no one person in the group was an expert, dear Beth Pile offered to lead a discussion and show a book she had done. In addition, others brought fabric books to show and even a book ABOUT fabric books.
|L-R Cathy K, Betty L, Beth, Sandy L, Wilma, Joyce (in black), Carol (barely visible), Liz (standing), Freda, Karen G, Colleen (standing), Gayle, Lori H (seated in foreground) Connie E (in pink), Sharyn (facing away), Lisa B and Tahlia H.|
|The book examples were passed around. Here Connie E enjoys Gerry H`s book.|
|L-R Beth, Wilma, Carol, Freda, Gayle|
|A lovely fabric book about Angels made by Freda Butler.|
|L-R, Lori K, Darlene D, Beth, Wilma (barely visible), Diane M (in pink), Tahlia, Joyce R and Betty Lenz|
SHOW AND TELL
One of the great highlights of any retreat is getting to see others’ work. That makes Show and Tell both enjoyable and inspiring. And the room we were in had bulletin board walls, so we were able to hang most of the medium and smaller pieces up for viewing over the next couple days. The actual quilts were hung over chairs and laid on tables for closer viewing and photo opportunities. Sit back and grab a cuppa. There is a lot of great eye candy ahead in this picture-heavy post!
(PS - As I was busy pinning items up for display during Show & Tell, I missed much of the actual presentation. Therefore, many of the items below are without proper credits. No disrespect is intended. If the owners or other retreat attendees can contact me with the information, I will update the pictures. Thanks, Cathy)
|A wonderful block from the Pets Round Robin by Darlene Doersch|
|(block credits needed)|
|Peacock in progress, Tahlia Holt|
|African RR blocks; Tahlia Holt|
|This lovely stocking by (credits needed) will stop Santa in his tracks!|
|Carol Kramer at her stitching table|
|Carol Kramer, family block|
|Wilma from the Netherlands attended and showed us her beautiful |
jewel-toned crazy quilt with fans and peacocks.
|Detail of Wilma’s incredible peacock CQ. The stitched peacocks are vintage|
Dutch cigarette silks from the 1930’s.
|A corner of a quilt by Sandy Larson|
|Another glorious corner of Sandy Larson’s quilt.|
|Gerry H chatting with stitching friends|
|Gerry’s Victorian Ladies Round Robin Wall Hanging|
|Lisa Boni could usually be found stitching |
(when not teaching or taking photos!)
|Detail of Lisa Boni’s cream on cream crazy quilt|
|A lovely bird vignette from Lisa Boni|
|Still more lovely stitching from Lisa Boni’s cream on cream quilt.|
|Cathy Kizerian shows one of her blocks|
|Cathy Kizerian's work on Paris-themed block for Darlene Doersch|
|Halloween quilt top by Darlene Doersch|
|We easily filled all the walls of the room; and then the tables, |
and eventually we had to draper quilts over chairs!
|Freda Butler stitched this gorgeous triptych|
|Detail of Freda’s stitching|
|Lovely CQ by (credits needed)|
|Top left: Connie Kalina’s Lace & Pearls RR blocks|
Bottom Left: First piece by Joyce Robertson
Left: 3 silk ribbon flowers by Donna Dickison
|This lovely purse front was stitched by Elizabeth Rudder.|
|Another block from the Pet RR. What cute fabric! Block by Gerry Hookstra|
|A great complementary color scheme on this yummy block by Carol Kramer|
|Check out the details on this beauty! Block by (credit needed)|
|Karen Guthrie and her marvelous Fan quilt!!!|
|Fan detail of Karen’s quilt|
|Karen’s quilt also contained incredible embroidery|
|More eye candy from Karen Guthrie’s quilt|
|Betty and Freda show off a vintage crazy quilt brought by Betty Lenz|
|Stitching detail of vintage crazy quilt|
|Lauri B’s Under the Sea quilt shown by Gerry H and Sharyn N|
|Beautiful blue and white quilt by Karen Guthrie|
|Detail of blue and white quilt.|
|Elizabeth Rudder shows her contest-winning stuffed bunny|
|This was Connie Eyeberg’s calendar block (November)|
for Pam Kellogg’s CQ Quarterly Magazine 2015 Calendar
|Quilt by Connie Eyeburg|
|Detail of Connie Eyeberg quilt|
|Kristie W and Tahlia hang eye candy while in the background,|
Elizabeth and Freda chat
|This block was stitched by Carol Kramer|
|Diane Matheson, stitching away|
|One of Diane Matheson’s family CQ blocks. She does one|
for each of her grandchildren.