Of course, you can't just quilt at a quilting retreat, you have to find another hobby to which you can become addicted. Faye has been showing off some of her beautiful knitting on her blog at http://mimispassions.blogspot.com/ so I finally caved and asked her for a refresher course. I had tried knitting a long time ago and never really stuck with it, but she is a great teacher (and Eve helped, too!) so I may just do something with it one of these days. Look what I've done so far! I know, impressive isn't it?!?
I wanted to show you something very cool that my friend Gail showed us at Retreat. She had taken her daughter's bridal gown (at her request, of course) and made a christening gown for her new grandbaby. Isn't it gorgeous? They have the rest of the dress along with the train set aside for a first communion dress. What a sweet tradition!
This is my good friend, Jan. She is a batiks lover like nobody else I know! She just got some new bedroom furniture and everyone knows that means she must have a new quilt. She wasn't sure she would like it until she got quite a few blocks made. It's really pretty, though, and will be just the perfect thing for the new bedroom.
My friend, Rebecca was asked to make a sample quilt for the new book by Jan Krentz, Quick Star Quilts and Beyond. She brought it along for Show and Tell and I was really impressed. She is an excellent quilter and this little quilt is really something. I may need to get the book just so I can have Rebecca autograph it for me!
Well, that about does it for Retreat. About time, I would say! I just spent 10 days travelling with my grandson to see my son and daughter-in-law in Seattle, so next time I'll write a little bit about my family. I like them waaay more than quilting!