Monday, October 26, 2015

Heart and Hands Retreat 2015

How much stuff can you stuff in a van for a retreat??
5 sewing machines...

20 projects...

100 yards of fabric(literally)

4 queen size battings

All the sewing paraphernalia

4 people......

off for a weekend of sewing at Kenosee Lake
the Heart and Hands Guild!!

I started the day with my Pfaff Passport.....

But ended with my new 'old' singer featherweight!!

Thanks to Heather Piermantier(my 'dealer') for this sweet little machine.

It a 1949 model and works like a dream!

The weekend kicked off with a mystery project


remained a mystery only till step ONE....

when Eileen accidentally slipped out how to begin your BAG!!

Too funny!!

There were all kinds of bags whipped up in no time!!

As the weekend progressed the projects emerged....

Show and Tell is always impressive...

Terry was taking this Stag home to quilt for a customer

Can't wait to see how she enhances this one!!

Great job, Amy!!

The show started with Karlyn's chevrons...

Amy and Karlyn worked these scrap quilts

putting a piece of every fabric they own in them


This Dresden was by  Miss Rose Van de Woestyne

Hand quilted!!
Rose is amazing at her hand work!!

Marilyn Palmer with her placemats....

Terry made this with her Houston purchases in 2014

Terry wowed us with her Dresden  trapunto quilting

Sarah with her flannel pinwheels...

Ester's quilts...

Loved her Book shelf quilt...

Lori's Missouri Star tutorial quilt...

Even the back was beautiful...

Lori and Colleen's Quick Curve Runners from last weekend's class

Shelby's Houston purchases all sewn up!!

Peggy with her Duckie

Peggy is the queen of log cabins...Amazing!!

Dot showed her pot holders...
I think we could all use a new set of those!!

Dot is 80 Years young!!!
(or as her shirt said "16 with 64 years experience")

Isabelle's Hunter Star....

and X block stockings...

Joanne's Pastels quilt...

Mae's grey blocks

A project from a class in Crosby,ND

Betty's Successful Convergence with Ricky Tim Fabric

I was telling Betty about My Converging Mess of Mustangs...

You might want to show her what not to do Linda!!

Linda's snowman

Cindy's  mesmerizing squares quilt dealer....

with her cute Kaeden's Farm quilt

And Piecemaker's quilt

Ann with a runner purchased on a vacation

and a cute little baby quilt

And Sports quilt

The twins, Elenor and Eileen dressed in the same thing without even know it!!

Thanks for the fun Hearts and Hands!!

It's always a great kick off to a winter of sewing!!
One person that was missed was Irene Roy!!

Irene recently moved to Saskatoon 
I am happy to report she is really enjoying it.

Happy Birthday, Irene!! 

I hope your family spoiled you!!



  1. So many beautiful quilts! My favorite are Amy and Karlyn's scrap quilts. Do you know the name of the pattern or where the pattern is from? And who made the yellow and green bargello quilt? It looks very similar to the pattern I have picked out.

  2. Well done ladies!! Thank you so much, its raining hard and is quite gloomy outside in Northern BC today and then I opened this email to your lovely retreat quilt show! I'm going to a retreat in January and will post the photo's too.


Thank you for reading and hope your enjoyed!!