Sunday, January 30, 2011

Save the Date - Spring Retreat!

The date for Spring Retreat has been set!  April 1st through the 3rd!  And no ... this is not an April Fool's joke! ;-)  Both Renee Rankin and Diane Wiese will be teaching a class and "Loose Ends" will also be available!  Dinner on Saturday will once again be catered!  More details will be shared as they develop ... save the date ... April 1-3, 2011!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Weekend Filled with Inspiration!

Gosh ... what a wonderful way to spend the weekend!  Surrounded by inspiring quilts and fabulous women ... life can't get much better than that!

First a look at some of the projects ...

The quilts are inspiring ... but the women make it fun ...

Dawn finished this quilt ... she has been working on it for quite some time ... here she is with a lint remover giving it a go over.  This is a king sized quilt ... 624 squares ... talk about perseverance ... congratulations Dawn!  We all enjoyed being your cheerleaders ... way to hang in there!
Diane has been busy ... as usual ... the sea turtle quilt is for her first grandchild ... due to arrive in August!
Kathleen is busy working on her Minnesota Hotdish ... it is totally scrappy ... talk about inspiration!
Cece was busy working on a BOM that she receives every month from Heavenly Patchwork.  It is a Sherri Falls design from This and That patterns ... stunning!
Valerie was busy working on a Quiltworx project by Judy Niemeyer.
Sam worked on a handbag ... don't you just love those fabrics?  Yummy!
Jan spent the weekend working on multiple quilts ... she was on a roll ... machine quilting three separate tops!
Secret Agents Kay and Lila were busy working on their 007 project ... it is still a secret, so I am unable to say any more!
Sara and our youngest member, Princess Amelia, stopped by for a visit.  The Princess is still too young for Mom to come and spend the entire day.  Amelia is wearing a sweater that Valerie (on the right) made for her ... too sweet!

A big thank you to those who contributed to the potluck!  We never starve at these events! ;-)

We also held a brief meeting and discussed upcoming events.  Dates for Spring Retreat will be announced soon!  Excitement for Bonnie Hunters visit continues to grow!  OMGosh, are we excited or what?

I'm afraid that I was often busy sewing and missed getting pictures of everyone and their quilts ... sorry ... will take two pictures of you next time!  ;-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome 2011!

We're celebrating the new year with an Open Sew ... this weekend!  The fun begins Friday (January 21st) at 5:00 pm in the Home Ec room!  It will resume again on Saturday (January 22nd), at 10:00 am.  We will be holding a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday with a general membership meeting following at 7:00 pm. 

Our membership year begins this month, so it is once again time to pay your yearly dues.  2011 will be an exciting year for our guild ... Spring Retreat is just around the corner ... and in only 6 months, Bonnie Hunter will be sharing her talents with us!

Secret Agents Kay and Lila will be working on our guild's covert operation.  This weekend will be a great time for you to assist them in their efforts.  Talk to them if you would like further information that is less cryptic ... ;-)!

We always have a ton of fun!  You won't want to miss it!  See you there!