Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Great Weekend !!!!!

The Red Hatters Retreat last weekend was enjoyed by all who attended. We spent the 4 days sewing, sharing quilting tips and knowledge, talking, laughing and of course eating lots of yummy food. With all the meals prepared by Nick, our chef, we could concentrate and enjoy spending uninterrupted time at our sewing machines. I managed to get a few things done as well as gather lots of wonderful ideas that I hope to make in the near future.
Here is the table runner top I made using a Patisserie charm pack.

Above is my Pinwheel quilt that I added sashing to and then the border and below is my Jelly Roll quilt. This photo is before I attached the sashing and final borders so will update a photo next time.
On Saturday night for dinner, we all dressed up in red and purple. Some of the outfits were very funny. It always amazes me the ideas some of the girls come up with. In the second photo I am in the middle with my friends Liz and Chris. Liz won best outfit of the night. She is the one on the left of the photo.

The challenge we had to make for the camp was a place mat (to be used at camp) in the colours of red/purple (if over 50) and mauve/pink (if under 50) so I combined all colours in my effort. Bronwyn Hayes stitcheries got quite a workout in lots of the place mat designs. I somehow deleted the photo of my place-mat so will add that to next post as well. Here are a few examples of other peoples work.

My friends Chris's above and Liz below.
Teresa's, very cute. The lady has been painted using acrylic paint, the lettering is stitched.

Not sure who did this one.
Sue's place mat. Sue was one of the ladies on the committee who organised the camp. They all did a great job.
Well, will add a few more photos in the next post of our show and tell session. Some truly beautiful quilts have been made by the ladies. Having a few problems loading the photos so won't try my luck with anymore just at present. Till next time........

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