Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It was Wednesday....

Hard to believe it was already almost a week ago! Our second workshop in Houma, Louisiana was Scrappy Mountain Majesties! This made for a very fun and easy class as the whole thing starts as pairs of 8.5" squares, light and dark! The color combinations are endless, and the results are stunning!

It was nearly Deja Vu of the previous day, only with different quilters! What fun! In came the parade of machines.. (This group has a tremendous amount of feather weights! so cute to see them all up and humming!) In came the parade of FOOD! And we were off and running making easy delectable scrappy mountain blocks!

Everyone's color choices were SO GREAT. We had ladies doing this in just TWO fabrics, which turned out really cool. We had people doing scrappy scrappy, or a planned color scheme. Of course the most fun is when everyone crawls on the floor to play with layouts. Lots of oohs and ahhs there!

I just had so much fun with these ladies. They even brought a quilt show for ME! They had brought quilts they had made using my patterns. A lot of the quilts they make go to charity, and I am just tickled with what I've seen!

We had scrappy trips around the world, two weedwhackers, a crayon box, a finished scrappy mountain majesty top, a chunky churn dash, and Mary G's delightful crumb/mile a minute quilt! How fun was this!

The hardest part for me is knowing how far these fun ladies are from where I live, when I feel like I fit right in. I wish I could go sew with them every week, they were so welcoming and funny and just great to be around.

And you HAVE to see this yummy MARDI GRAS cake!!! This cake definately inspired the border colors for my crumby stars quilt! Purple and Green and Gold ROCK! :cD

This last picture is Connie sewing away on her way too cool tan Singer 301!! She found out about the workshops through my blog and the quiltvillechat list and emailed Mary Lea to see if there were openings! She had SO much fun she joined the guild that very day. How is that for bringing quilters together?

I was also showered with Mardi Gras beads, and Connie gave me the sweetest little mardi gras doll. I'll have to get some more pics later, but I think I've overloaded my quota for today :c)


  1. Oh so, so fun! And I love that crumb quilt!

  2. I just know that every one of these ladies feels like she's the lucky one to have attended your workshop and it's you who carried away all these wonderful and cherished memories, what a blessing. Thanks, Bonnie, for sharing your great LA adventure!!

  3. The quilt tops are GREAT! The colors, layout, everything! Job well done. I know all present had a wonderful time. It shows in their faces and their creations.

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  5. How cool they showed you so many quilts :-)

    and I love to see how many woman are sewing on a featherweight!!

  6. Wow, oh, wow, that is sooo cool to get to see the quilts that you inspired. Mary G, I'm fabulously in love with your crumby quilt - you did a great job. LOVE it. Fingers crossed that you find such fun, like-minded quilters in NC.

  7. Oh, wow, I'm just catching up on your blog. I'm so excited that you were in Louisiana, and SO homesick! The food there is the best, the historical sites are phenominal, and the people are the nicest in the world! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!


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