San Juan Quilter's Guild held their Spring Retreat this weekend. We took over a conference room at the Hampton Inn and about twenty of us stayed there, well appointed immaculate rooms, and very cooperative, friendly staff.
Quite a few other members chose to be day campers, going to their own homes each night.
Below are some pics of some of the busy bee quilters and their projects.
The theme was "Mardi Gras" and some wore fancy hats like Pat here showing a pic. of one of the Works In Progress [commonly referred to by the acronym WIP!]
Then there is Roena, who for many years has been the recipient of exotic lingerie at each retreat. She will come in one morning to begin sewing and find something like this draped over her machine.
Notice the $1 tucked into the flower, the jewel trim and the note that said "For a good time call Ro, 555.5555"! [Very cheeky!]
This time the embellishment was appropriately Mardi Gras oriented!
Then there's Christie with her very Mardi Gras-like gorgeous quilt, the "Christmas Pickle".
It was a bit of a challenge and received other names from it's maker during it's construction!
This pic shows the colors better but doesn't show Christie's sweet face! The quilt literally glows as if it has a light behind it.
More "fruit", a cute schnibbles!
And friend Lori hiding behind her table runner!
This is Monika almost hidden behind her delightful scrappy quilt.
More quilt "campers", mother and daughter these two, it's a family affair!
These blocks are beautifully hand painted.
and a good beginning on a black, white and red French Braid.
Jeanie's pretty quilt lacks only the top border.......
while Jane is working on these complex-looking blocks.
Here's Lael modeling her first completed project..........
and Judy with her "coffee bag"!
The velcro tab inside the top of the bag keeps the cups separate and upright, and the inside is made from actual coffee bags, very clever!
The other Pat with one of her efforts........
Norma and her lovely quilt..........
Letha gathering yards of fabric...........
and with granddaughter Willow wearing the "swirly" skirt Grandma made for her!
Rosella's "Twisted Bargello"..........
Ruthe's stunning quilt..........
and her hard-won paper pieced block!
Some sampler blocks.............
my hand appliqued Sun Bonnet Sue blocks from eBay, I sashed them with a few 30's FQ's from stash.........
and another eBay rescue top, entirely hand pieced that lacked only a border when I purchased it.