Monday, July 28, 2014

Quilters of the Corn

Quilters of the Corn
I'm back from my retreat... I got lots done, including talking and laughing. Teresa of Stitchin' Tree Quilter's Cottage suggested a picture by the corn, so we had fun with that. This was our ninth retreat together and the fourth time to stay there, and it's even better now as she has opened a small shop that is connected to the retreat center. Want to shop in your can! Want to shop late at night or early morning? you can! 

Field of Quilters Dreams

Cindy's Disappearing Nine Patch

Rose's Iowa quilt

Rose's pillow case

We gathered around the cutting table to play  Teresa's Traders Dice game with 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and the LCR dice game with fat quarters. Our challenge for the next retreat will be to have something made with the rectangles we have left from playing the games. 
Dianne's finished top

She quilted it and bound it...another finish!

Diana made some cute IOWA potholders and table mats for gifts. Someone is very lucky!

If you look closely at the white and gold fabric, you will see the counties and towns of Iowa. 

Rose's new wallhanging

Dianne's backing for her king size Braid quilt

 Cindy's version of my StarLuna Sampler pattern....she built the quilt around the sewing notion fabric she has had in her stash for many many years! All the fabrics were from her stash except the setting triangles....she thought it looked like threads!
 Pat is making this duck quilt for her son....She wants to get some more of the brown for the border, so couldn't finish it.

Pat let me borrow her cute bag pattern to make a bag...I want to make more now. I added a clear inside pocket for extra storage.

Rose's Snow Globe

A group of us made and traded coffee cup blocks awhile back so Diana was working on putting hers together. I can't wait to see it finished!

When I left the retreat, I headed to Earling (my hometown, about 25 miles away) for a going away party with my family for  my youngest daughter, Rachel. She is moving to Baltimore this week and I'm going along to drive her car there and help her. We leave Wed!. I'm excited to see the eastern part of the US. I've only been east once, to Washington, DC so it should be fun, once we get there. Looooooong drive first. Then I will fly home next week. If you've been there or live near, what are some good quilt stores in the area? I will be there for a few extra days so we have plans to do some sight seeing and shopping.  


Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing your retreat weekend with us....very fun and so productive you all were! Have fun traveling this next week!

Maggi said...

Looks like you have a really fun group there. Have a safe trip to Baltimore

Malinda said...

Hi! That looked like a fun retreat! I just bought the pattern for that bag, too. I couldn't quite make out the directions for the inside seams, but from your picture it looks like the seams are just sewn, then zigzagged and left exposed? I wonder is there a way to hide them? As far a quilt shops go, if you want to venture into pa, the ladies in my quilt group rave about Burkholders. Its in the middle of nowhere, but they say it's worth visiting. The Lancaster area has lots of quilting places and a museum. I've seen some quilts at the DAR museum in DC, but they might not be permanently displayed. There's so much to do in Dc, just head down to the Smithsonian museums (free!) And start walking around. Everything closes at 5, though, so start early!

Chris H said...

So many lovely projects! the corn photo is fun.

ga447 said...

Field of Dreams is a special place for my family. After the war they ended up in Dyersville, IA as displaced persons and an IA family took care of our family from Poland.