I was away from the computer last week so there's a lot of stuff to post!
The first picture is Vickie C.'s Quilt of Valor she made for our Q.O.V. project. Not only did she make it, she also quilted it too!
Great job, Vickie. Thanks for making a Q.O.V.
Kay S. stopped by to get the gift her Secret Sister left....a cute wooden dog. How cute is this?
|Kay S. with her gift from her Secret Sister|
CROCHET MAN STRIKES AGAIN!
Crochet Man was here with his latest creation, a gorgeous crocheted afghan with double borders.
I tried to get a picture of the border but I'm not sure you can see it very well. Too bad! It really is gorgeous.
|Crochet Man's latest creation|
|the double border of Crochet Man's afghan.|
While he was here, Crochet Man also modeled this poncho he made. We love the colors. Gorgeous!
|Crochet Man modeling the poncho he crocheted|
|the back of Crochet Man's poncho|
Crochet Man's sister, Shirley, brought her own project for "Show and Tell". She made this adorable baby blanket for her great niece who was born in June.
We love the pastel colors and the four-patch cornerstones Shirley used.
Thanks, Shirley for bringing in this adorable quilt.
|baby quilt Shirley made for her great niece|
|four patch corners Shirley used on her great niece's baby quilt|
Juanita D. and her granddaughter also stopped by "Show and Tell".
Juanita's granddaughter recently made a Jelly Roll 1600 and wanted to share it with us.
Unfortunately, I can't remember this young lady's name but she did a great job!
|Juanita's granddaughter holding the Jelly Roll 1600 quilt she made|
I tried to get a close up of it so, hopefully you can see the detail of her costume.
|Juanita modeling her witch's hat|
|close up of Juanita's Halloween costume|
Judi M. stopped by to pick up the gift her Secret Sister gave her: a book cover using Breast Cancer Awareness fabric.
|Judi's gift from her Secret Sister|
Marilee B. stopped by with a family heirloom for "Show and Tell". This tree skirt was made by her great aunt circa 1940's.
Needless to say, Marilee is very proud of this tree skirt and is a cherished memory of her aunt.
|the tree skirt Marilee's great aunt made circa 1940.|
We were asked to vend at the 2014 Fall Retreat for the Cassville Quilt Guild last week.
One of the attendees was Kayla T. from the Kansas City area. Kayla's quilt is a bajillion 1" squares that she's hand piecing.
Kayla told us she's been working on this quilt for three years! Wow!
Thanks, Kayla for sharing this gorgeous quilt with us and letting me post it.
|Kayla T. and the postage stamp quilt she's been working on for three years.|
|close up of Kayla's quilt|
|another close up of Kayla's quilt|
The Cassville quilt guild's retreats are legendary in this neck of the woods. I've heard all the stories, wondering if they were true.......after spending 3 1/2 days with these ladies I can tell you.......it's all true!
Thirty ladies bring their sewing machines, supplies and lots of enthusiasm to this retreat. We were so honored to be asked to be their vendor.
Robin and I learned so much from these wonderful women we're still flying high from the experience.
Thank You, members of the Cassville Quilt Guild, for letting Robin and I peak behind the curtain to see the wizard!
I personally will be a better quilter after spending last week in your presence.
After dinner each night, the 'retreater's had their own "Show and Tell". It might be a quilt they only work on during the retreat; something they wanted to get finished while there or maybe it was a new project.
My pictures do NOT do these quilts true justice. They were truly stunning in person.
This quilt was made by Lynda F. from Oklahoma. She told us it was a shop hop quilt from 2004. Ten years later, it's finished!
Great job, Lynda. Everyone loved it.
|Lynda F's shop hop quilt|
|Karla's Show and Tell is something she's making for her husband|
|Jane's quilt she made using fabrics that were given to her|
|the maker of this quilt is hiding behind it so, I'm not sure who she is!!!|
|Mary Ann T. from Kansas showed us the quilt she made for her husband who was in the Navy.|
One afternoon during the retreat, there was a ruckus in the big sewing room. Robin and I didn't know what was going on but were about to find out!
Jenny (from Kansas) was demonstrating how to make these super cute Pinwheels using pre-cuts.
The Pinwheels frenzy spread like wildfire to the point that we were running low on charm packs!
Needless to say, I'll be doing a demo this Saturday of how to make these super easy little beauties.
This is Beth M. hiding behind the Pinwheels table runner she made using "Richmond Reds" charm packs.
Great job, Beth! We love your runner.
|Beth's Pinwheels table runner she made using Richmond Reds charm packs|
|close up of Beth's Pinwheels table runner|