Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colorado Quilt Retreat, ETC!

Thursday of last week three of us set off from Phx. on an eight day, 1300 mile adventure!
The first night Lauren, BJ and I spent at our mountain home, then on Friday morning we drove down into Montrose to begin our three day retreat with the San Juan Quilters.

The retreat was held at the Hampton Inn and the theme for the San Juan Quilter's this time was Western/Cowgirl.
Around thirty quilters all told, gathered at various times over a three day period.
We took over the inn's convention room and hospitality area for our events.....

and we gathered each evening to share a meal, first offering thanks for our blessings.
All day we munched our way through a variety of delectable home made treats, never lacking for caloric sustenance!
Each year Roena is the fortunate recipient of a handcrafted undergarment made in the theme of the retreat.
Note the thoughtful addition of the gun holster...............

and although Ro has quite an impressive collection now, we have yet to see any one of these divine undies actually modeled.

In spite of the distractions, on a more sedate note Roena managed to work on these batik blocks.

BJ learned to make a lovely ornament, now she has to teach it to the AZ Huggy Bunch Quilters.
A Christmas tree skirt.........

and a handy tote bag.
A thread catcher......

a very clever Halloween hanging by Lynn..........

and her adorable Fall door decoration - I have one almost finished, it was just too cute to resist!

A beautiful table runner from Pat from Log Hill

and a black and white quilt top from Pat from Montrose!

Jean pieced together these blocks donated by various members for a Quilt Of Valor for a Wounded Warrior.

Norma pieced this top...............
and began working on another project!

This is Elma's bright and cheerful quilt............

and one from Wendy-who does not make any small quilts!
Wendy bravely quilts her tops on her domestic machine.

Monica's been busy, this is the first of two tops she completed over the weekend........
as well as this original design.

An eye catching quilt by Leatha.

More blocks for a sampler quilt.

I made this top from a set of fabrics in a kit "Olivia The Pig Exercises". I had purchased it at a show a few years ago because it was cute, but when I read the directions I decided that it was waaaay too much trouble!
Feeling the need to get it out of my stash I concocted a different plan and this went together much better, so now it is ready to quilt and some lucky Olivia will want it, right?!

Lots of small scraps of 30's repros also needed to make their way into a quilt and turned out very sweet when combined with a lovely Marcus Brother's WOW gingko leaf design fabric.
There's more to report of our excellent adventure to Colorado, but that's all for tonight and I am a weary wandered now off to bed!
Sweet dreams of fabrics and quilt designs to delight a quilter's heart!


Jody said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time!!

Alissa said...

Oh I can't wait to hear all about it! Are we sewing next weekend? I feel like I haven't seen you, BJ or Lauren in ages!