Thursday, March 27, 2014

It Has Been a Long Time

     My, how time flies! I can't believe that so many weeks have gone by without me getting things posted. 

     After I got home from the retreat I had to hurry and pull things together for a trunk show and class in Hot Springs Village Arkansas. What a wonderful, enthusiastic group they were! I have several photos to share of all of the lovely color combinations they came up with in class, but first I want to finish posting the photos from retreat. When I got home from Arkansas, I immediately stepped into a 9 day long shop hop. I helped cut fabric a Patrick's, our local quilt shop. Between that during the day, weaving at night, and a couple of league tennis matches, I just couldn't come up with the energy to write a blog post. We normally only have one tennis match a week, but that week, we had two due to a rain out. Sometimes, everything just seems to hit at once. 

     Anyway, back to retreat photos.

      First up is Hilda. We all love our Hilda. I hope to be Hilda when I grow up. She is in her 90's and still come regularly to our retreats, and can keep up with the best of us. Not only that, she was telling me about traveling to John C. Campbell Folk School this summer. I got the impression she is a regular there too! She is the sweetest lady you would ever want to meet. Here she is with her interpretation of one of my patterns. It is always so exciting for me to see a quilt made from one of my patterns! I love her color choices.

     She even put my name on her label. Do you label your quilts? I just think it will be so helpful to future generations to know something about who made our quilts and why. The next time you are tempted to skip adding a label to one of your quilts, think about an older quilt that you have seen, and wish you knew more about.

     This is Donna. Her quilt is bright and cheerful, just like she is!

      This is Mary's. What a great idea to mix these fun animal prints.

     This One Block Wonder is also Mary's. This photo does not do justice to the colors in this one.

     These lovelies are both Tracy's.

      Can you believe that Eleanor and Mary Beth made ALL of these blocks in one weekend?! I can't wait to see this one finished.

    Well, that barely scratches the surface of what was going on at retreat. By now you know how much I love my quilt retreats!

      I hope your month has been going well. Thanks for stopping by!