Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Quilter’s Dream Show & Share!

What is a quilt retreat without show & share?

These gals have worked so hared to complete these beautiful quilts and it was so great to be able to see them and enjoy them and pet them all!

When you have 112 folks at a retreat – and everyone has at least a couple of things to share –you have to organize a system.

If your last name begins with A to L you get to show after dinner.

If your last name begins with M-Z  you get the next meal time as your turn for show and share.

And while not everything came out to the “official” show and share times because some folks had more than two quilts to show – there was CONSTANT show and share going on all around the retreat gym and in class!


Go Huskies!

Kathy’s version of My Blue Heaven is called All Dawgs Go to Heaven and is in Huskie’s colors for college ball supporters!  Love the purple and gold!


Sister’s Choice by Yo!  So fun and scrappy!


Gotta love her choice of fabrics – all those great neutral prints!


Grand Illusion Showing outside!

The lighting in the gym gave a very yellow cast to photos!  We started calling it “Camp Jaundice!” and some of the quilts were brought outside for better viewing!  I totally love this version of Grand Illusion, but even more fun – check out the back:




Crumb piecing takes over!!  Isn’t this terrific??


Close up!

She made large blocks and then slashed them to insert narrow strips of black, and then sewed everything back together.  What a cool cool concept!


Pineapple Crazy wins the Ahhhh award!!



There are so many many more to show, so it’s slide show time!

Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Show & Share, Quilter's Dream Retreat, WA 2015

Thank you for bringing all the show & share, quilters!  Your efforts are amazing and your quilts are just beautiful!

I arrived home about 11pm last night.  Straight to bed.  This morning I am up and running!

My Peru trip is very close at hand.  We leave Saturday!  Today I’ve got to head down to the airport in Charlotte for an interview for my Global Reentry that is going to speed up the process of going through customs upon return the USA.  I’ve been wanting to do it for some time, but you have to make an appointment, and be able to be there at certain times and this is the one time it would work this month BEFORE I go to Peru.

I’ve been asked already if we are doing Quilt Cam this week.  Unfortunately I just can’t make it fit.  We will do it when I get BACK from Peru and I’ll have loads to tell you.

And yes, our mystery colors and everything are soon to be released also, so keep watching the blog so you don’t miss it!

Happy Tuesday everyone, it’s good to be home!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you...I got to oooo and ahhhh at the beautiful show of quilts with my morning coffee!!! one word Luscious!!! Love, Cindyt cindy_tidwell@sbcglobal.net

Debra in Ohio said...

What gorgeous quilts everyone shared! I really enjoyed the crumb blocks that had the black strip through them. Such an interesting quilt! Hope you get everything completed so you can relax on your trip to Peru!

Anonymous said...

Oh Bonnie! What a beautiful bunch of Quilts in the slide show! Thanks to you and all the Quilters for sharing. Thanks to you for all you do! Have a great week getting ready for your Peru trip...Pam M FdL, WI

Mary said...

That GI backing is the Best! Great way to piece the back by making a BIG Grand Illusion Block!! Thanks for all the fun you share. Such Inspiration for my morning. Counting the days, waiting, not whining for the Fabric Req's.

Mary said...

That GI backing is the Best! Great way to piece the back by making a BIG Grand Illusion Block!! Thanks for all the fun you share. Such Inspiration for my morning. Counting the days, waiting, not whining for the Fabric Req's.

phillip's nanny said...

All of the quilts were lovely, but the crumb shot through with black was absolutely amazing! I see using a technique like that in my future. I loved the idea of the GI back too. Thanks for sharing.

grammajudyb said...

I am in awe! Always love looking at every show and share!

Susan Hillock said...

Thank you for sharing all of those beautiful quilts! Love the Pineapple quilt!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Everyone's quilts are amazing....and that crumb quilt with the black is just jaw-dropping. I need to borrow some of the energy these ladies have. :) Have a safe, happy trip to Peru. Peru!!!

Lee said...

Love how the one lady giganti-cized the block for the back of her Grand Illusion! I'm glad you mentioned this year's mystery quilt - I've been chomping at the bit in expectation of information on it, and was beginning to think maybe you've just been wayyyy to busy to do one this year ;) Safe travels, and have a great time in Peru!

Mary said...

Just LOVE the back of the Grand Illusion !!! The Giant Block is TOO cool for words!!
Safe travels and have some FUN !!! Mary Deeter/aka stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com

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Nancy said...

Hey Bonnie...UCONN Huskie colors are blue and white. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the crumb blocks quilt!
Looks like abstract quilt art.
Very cool! Thanks for the show and share.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I was REALLY excited by the crumb quilt ... not a modern quilt person but I loved that one. Lots and lots of eye candy to enjoy with my tea this morning ... loved the show. LOTS OF TALENT!!

Rinachiyya said...

Never heard of a crumb quilt before. IT was so interesting to see.
What a great quilts. Congratulations Quilters.
Bonnie have a save super trip to Peru. You deserve a wonderful relaxing tome. G-D bless you. Yoka B

thequiltedpage said...

Love the big block version on the back of the Grand Illusion quilt.