I went on my first quilting retreat last weekend to the Amish Door in Wilmot, Ohio a group from the quilting guild I belong too and 2 other guilds were there a total of 36 women. We went on Friday and could stay 2 or 3 nights my friend & I stayed the 3 nights came home on Mon. what a great time we had, no cooking, cleaning nothin but, quilting, eating and great company fun fun fun! On Sat. there was a shop hop at 6 different shops in the area of Amish country they sold 500 passports for it so you can imagine how busy the shops were we got them stamped at each shop and turned it in at the community center we received a block and a recipe from each shop and at the end of it we all gathered at a community center in Kidron to taste the different recipes and of course they had prizes to win...well guess what my name was picked first and I won the "GRAND" prize of a 1 night stay at Mrs. Miller's log cabin in Charm let me tell you what a shock that was I'm never that lucky and I could take up to 10 people with me... yes 10 so 9 friends from guild & I are going to go in Sept. and we are adding an extra night that we will split the cost of it's a beautiful cabin, fall will be a beautiful time to go...so here are some of the pictures I took. My friend and I took the same jelly roll of "Rural Jardin" unknowingly and made the same quilt top you can see how different they came out and I made a table topper. The six quilts are from each shop of course, same blocks just different fabric each beautiful and unique well I could go on and on but, I won't so if you've never gone on a retreat do go cause you'll have the time of your life can't wait till next year same time same place!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Look at what Donna from http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/ sent me for guessing who her mystery woman was. I received these beautiful items yesterday and couldn't believe it, Donna is just one of the sweetest ladies you'd ever want to meet and I'm hoping one day to actually meet her. She has the biggest & most generous ♥ thank you dear friend I will cherish these and your friendship!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Yep your right...I took the quilt I made last Sept. (I think) and I quilted it on the longarm machine at our local quilt shop where I took the class last week. Let me tell you I was a nervous wreck I thought oh this will be a cinch I remember all I learned last week "WRONG" my mind went almost completely blank...but with help I got it on the machine and started quilting away It's alot easier when someone isn't standing there watching you so it's quilted now and I'm happy with it, what could I expect for my first time "perfection" nah far from it but I will keep working at it I really did like it not enough to buy one though...pause...just thinking...nah! So now I need to get the binding made then I can say 100% made and quilted by Sandy...Have a fantastic day and keep smiling Spring is on it's way!!