Last weekend I went to Shalom Retreat House in Dubuque, Iowa for a four day quilt retreat. My SIL, Judy, and her friend, Kay, inspired me to come along. Their quilt shop in Cedar Rapids, IA sponsors this event twice a year. It was great fun, filled with lots of laughter and LOTS of sewing. Here are the photos from this productive weekend.
Monica w lovely purse
Monica's almost fnished quilt top..great colors
Patty with her Noah's Ark quilt
Patty's "circle" blocks (Libby Lehman pattern w Ricky Tims Fabric
More of Patty's circle blocks
Patty's duck baby quilt
Kathy working on Backyard Safari quilt
Kathy's lovely purses for the grandchildren
One of Kathy's many finished projects....Beautiful for any little girl
Lisa made a beautiful purse for someone who just learned of a serious illness
Lisa's lovely quilt top finished
Theresa with a small Halloween pillow cover
Theresa's Mom hand pieced this quilt a long time ago. Theresa had it hand quilted by some Amish women.
Betty Jo and Joanna enjoying the day
Betty Jo and the cute boxer shorts she made
Batik Purse made by Betty Jo
Betty Jo sewing a labor of love (buggy barn style) for the family of someone recently passed away
Terese working on a Paris Flea Market scrap quilt
Sue and her batik quilt...she was making LOVELY borders for this one.
Connie working on her Christmas Card basket
Connie and her monkey baby quilt....what a fun piece
Kay made this lovely table runner as a gift
Kay made several of these lovely purses, two with her Dad's ties
Another purse with a tie
Kay's lovely blue version
Kay also made this lovely table topper with tiny, tiny pieces
Kay also did this lovely fish (going to be a pillow)
Andrea sure is enjoying the creativity
Andrea's Rocket ship almost done
Rosie made this lovely sports quilt for a special needs friend
Heather working on fleece pants for her son and several neck warmers
Judy's beautiful batik fish quilt
Judy's Zen quilt
Jill's homespun quilt
Jill's red and white beauty she quilted this weekend
Jill's blue and brown all finished quilting
And LAST…BUT NOT LEAST…I did finish one quilt top…my Summer Nana’s Garden quilt. I also did a star quilt, but have not taken photos….next blog I will show you.
Averyclaire's finished summer scrap quilt
Hope you enjoyed the photo show. If you have never been on a quilt retreat or a needlework retreat…you really must go. It is a lot of fun, very relaxing and quite inspiring.