Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Retreat Pictures

 Here are Linda and Kathy - Linda is our paper piecing extradordinaire who does such incredible work.  You can see she is working on a lovely rainbow colored hanging right now.  Another of her projects is a fused wallhanging of a giraffe (there is a zebra one, also), and she is getting assistance from our fusing expert, Kathy.  We have so much talent in our group of quilters.  Kathy also has another area of expertise - she has become a very accomplished freehand machine quilter.  For  the proof, just take a peak at the pictures below.  They are spectacular and look as good on the back as on the front.

This wallhanging is also freeform quilted, but is handpainted after it is quilted.  Isn't it spectacular?  You will want to enlarge these thre epictures for sure to see the lovely work.  The top one is the closest in color to the originals, but they are all beautiful.
Here is Kathy with another of our members - Leslie.  Leslie makes beautiful quilts, also, and does much of the work by hand.  She has a lovely young daughter who is a figure skater and she takes Elle to all the places she needs to be for her practices and training.  She always has a project or two packed up and with her for the time spent waiting.  Leslie has two sons, also, one in college and one still in high school.  Great, great family.

The last picture is of Janna - the lady who plans the retreats.  There are now three a year - one in October and two in January.  This is maybe the 14th or 15th year and they are just so much fun.  Held at a local college, you have very nice hotel rooms, catered meals and plenty of room to spread out all your sewing equipment or whatever you wish to use.  If you have ever thought about attending one, I highly recommend it - lots of fun!  Janna is working on a New York Beauty block for a quilt as a gift.  Behind her is a great looking wallhanging being made from a panel.  She is another very talented gal.  (Click to enlarge)


Leslie said...

Great pictures and great fun. I can't wait to hear Linda's comments when she sees the photo of Kathy and me. That is so very funny.

Pokey said...

Oh, my, these ladies are so talented. It's fun to see the modern work they are doing, too. Carol, you fit right in with the lovely group of artists. How neat!

Karen said...

Sounds like fun Carol. Beautiful quilts and so much room to work.