Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Block Party Retreat 2015

Well, there was a lot of this....


And this....these are the cook's feet.
 
This year, my son Justin came to cook for us!
It was an interesting array of food!!
Lemon chicken soup, Zamuba Shrimp,
Bacon wrapped Peppers with Cream cheese,
Ham and scallopped potatoes and COOORRRN as Justin says in his southern drawl..
 
Thanks for cooking, Justin!!
 
As for quilting....

There were incredible quilts once again this year 

Sharon Armstrong's North by Northwest by Whirligig


Pineapple Express..

 
 In two colours 


Jane finished her Summer Skies...


Jane always does an amazing job with color.
 
 This was not a kit...she gathered her own scraps!


Stunning..The center is Chip by Miss Rosie
 
Shelby took some time to challenge Justin in some cards...



Dot shook it up with the creation of a bowl out of fabric...


Who knew that fabric would make such a nicely mottled bowl!



Anita worked her magic with clothing. She always impresses me with her transformation of regular clothes changing them into one of a kind pieces!


Jane started another quilt by 'Esther Aliu' from Australia


Dot worked her magic with scraps putting together some donation quilts....


Wonky log cabins..


Even quilted up most of it...


More scraps...


Sharon had a great bag to hold files and papers..


Terry showed her works of art...

 
Her rendition of the green fairy quilt...


Caroline models some of her bags for her recent trip to Arizona...


Charlene was ready to go fly a kite after finally getting this quilt right!!!


Charlene has also been embroidering her way through this little red number...


Heather has been a quilting machine this year finishing 2 of these embroidered farm block quilts..


In conjunction with her sister in laws hand work...


And Asian block quilt....


AND a prairie piece maker calendar quilt!!!
Impressive, Heather!!!!

Deb T did some 'Just Nuts'
 
And more Nuts...

 
And a Roses Quilt...

 
Deb G got a good start on some spinning wheels....

 
We were honoured with a couple of guests....
 
Shelley Baldwin
(who has made 5000 little dresses)
and
Sandy Diehl

 
They were kind enough to share their show and tell with us!!

 
Cute baby quilt..

 
Shelley's sister's quilt all going to be quilted by Terry...

 
Heather got a great start to another year of producing quilts at retreat...

 
After all was said and done,
 
 we took a few minutes to sit and appreciate another year gone by


It was another great retreat with good friends!!
 
Till next year....
 
Christa

 


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