Quilts and Crafts

Larae daughter Deborah came and taught us embroidery tips today.  she makes these beautiful pin cushions and had may great tips on embroidery.   

 Quilt is Joyce's strip quilt all completed!  Beautiful job Joyce!


Updated round robin quilts as of April 25th, 2011, we're almost done!!

 Donna's quilt

Peggy's Quilt

 Jean's Quilt
 Ruth's Quilt
 Maryl's Quilt

Here are the updated quilts!  April 11, 2001

Maryl's quilt

Linda's quilt

Peggy's quilt

Jean N's quilt

Jean A's quilt

Ruth's quilt

Donna's quilt

Joyce's quilt

Here are a few more pictures from the quilt retreat!!!

Joyce's completed quilt top!  A Masterpiece!!!


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Quilt Retreat!
Just got home from a 3 day quilt retreat in Bear Lake Idaho with some really incredible women!  They are very talented and so very fun!  We learned some new things, thanks to Patty and Donna,  We ate some really great food thanks to everyone bringing enough food to feed the 5000, and laughed and laughed and laughed into the late hours of the night!  Here are some of the fun things we did and the great women I am honored to call my friends!  Enjoy!  Ruth

Beautiful Bear Lake from our Balcony!!!  Turquoise Blue water!

 Still winter behind our condo!!

Some of the most Wonder Women in the World, starting with my mother, Jean!

 Our other Jean!!!  the Tinker Toy Women!

Patty our newest friend!!

Two women with great wisdom and talent, Joyce and Larae!

Linda, our master planner and organizer of the place and event date!  Thank Linda!

Marsha, Maryl and Kristie sewing a little and talking alot!
 Kristie who always has new ideas and so willing to share!

Kathy, the master at color coordination, and the only one who can still RUN up the stairs and down the stairs!!!
 Larae and Marsha
 Donna and Patty
 Donna, our master creator and has a grand champion pile of stash, who gives and gives and gives!  Donna planned the activities and new things we learned.  Thank YOU Donna
 Maryl and Larae
 Maryl is not throwing anything, she's holding up pieces of the Wonky Star fabric!
 Jean and Larae creating!!!
 Kristie teaching us how to do Jelly Roll Quilts!

 Jean!  the Life of the Party!
 Jean and Larae making sewing kits taught by Jean A.

 Joyce who has the funnest laugh!
 The Gang!

Show and Tell Quilts:  Patty brought some of the quilts she has made this past year to show!
Here they are!  Absolutely Beautiful!!!
Quilt #1:  Underground Railroad Block of the Month

Kathy's baby quilt, her original design for her new granddaughter to be born in May!
 The Wonky Star Quilt!

Thanks Ladies for our First Annual Quilt Group Retreat!!!!


This is my mostest  favorite quilt

Each month our quilt group has been adding 1 block to these round robin quilts, and then passing it on for the next person to make a block and add it to the previous blocks.  Here's the updated blocks.  Enjoy!!
Maryl's Quilt
Joyces Quilt
Jean A's Quilt
Jean N's Quilt
Peggy's Quilt
Donna's Quilt
Ruth's Quilt
Here is a link for free quilt patterns using piecing and applique:
Darling pattern from the designers at Bunny Hill Designs

Beginning of the *crafting the fabric soul*

Beautiful crafts  * even in the bathroom*

Betty's wedding quilt

Handmade by Sarah Jean and

fabrics picked and coordinated by Ruth Ann our designer.

Dyed, drying hydrangea blossoms

handpicked and drying Hydrangea blossoms (courtesy of our Linda)

Lindas hydrangeas

Terrariums by our *master gardener*

Peggy's quilt
Linda's quilt
Maryl's quilt
Donna's Quilt

In our quilt group we are doing a round robin.  Each participant wrote a short story about their life.  They collected a box of coordinating fabrics and designed and created a block 12 1/2" square that shows something from the story, and then passed it to another participant.  Then the second person made a block designed from another part of the story.  Here is my quilt after 3 months.  I'm liking it!  Ruth
Handmade quilt by our Style designer Ruth

doll clothes hanger design [found by Gepetta]                                         Here is our Master yarn maker.   Linda at the spinning wheel.