Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Heart and Hands Quilt Retreat 2016

As usual.....

It was a roaring good time!!

40 women, a ton of fabric and the hum of sewing machines..

This Lion was coming to life by Ester Bangsund

This is what he will look like in the end!!

Marilyn Palmer was working a Dresden Plate...

She had nearly completed by the end of the weekend

This is also her Flying Geese quilt

Colleen Marcotte was working on X's and O's

Marilyn Wock(and her team) finished a Veteran's quilt for her dad

There were quilting in progress on every wall...

which will be come next years show and tell!!

Joanne had a baby quilt inspired by the sea...

The other 'Joanne' had a fabulous quilt made with vintage doilies

Eileen McKersie made a Lumberyard 
 500 different pieces of fabric from her own stash!!

Elenor Hirsh made this Delectable Moutains.

This was the inspiration for my Farmer's Wife border

A Sand Castle Quilt...

Nancy Shirley did a row quilt

and a needle turned Block of the Month

Eileen started these pooches
Terry finished them

Heather Piermantier finished a Christmas quilt

Anne brought a picture which made us all cry.

He dad recently passed away and she inherited a box of pictures.

The lady at the center back  is her great grandma in the 1950's

It meant the world to her to see this for the first time
to be carrying on the tradition

We all had a tear in our eyes.

Thanks for all the fun, Hearts and Hands!!

(My butterfly is slowly emerging)


  1. Looks like everyone had a great time!

    1. It's the kickoff to the official sewing season...otherwise known as Winter in Canada!!

  2. Thanks for the show-and-tell! Everything looks wonderful.

    1. These women make some amazing things!! Let the season begin

  3. Fantastic quilts and I'm dying to see your butterfly quilt!!! Thanks for sharing, Christa.

  4. Thanks for the pictures Christa. I miss all my sewing pals from Estevan.


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