Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dinner & A (Quilt) Show!

What's better than dinner and a movie?

Dinner and a Quilt Show!

Today's post contains the second half of all of the wonderful quilts that were shown at the You & Two Friends retreat, group one! (First post HERE.)

The quilts are absolutely wonderful - better than dessert after a yummy meal of shredded beef street tacos ala Irene!

Margaret had been working on getting her Winter Blues quilt in greens assembled - including working on the border - off and on through retreat and when she unfurled it, my heart jumped for joy.

"Wintergreen" is wonderful!  She stated that she went with green while looking around her studio after completing Grassy Creek and the wild array of green scraps still sitting out.

Margaret's Grassy Creek.

Next up, binding!

And it doesn't stop there!

This beauty (Binding in Progress!) is made with Liberty of London prints!

Check out this border! WOW!

And that pop of solid red - fanrtastic.

More Liberty prints on the back!

These blocks are Easy Breezy in two sizes!

When set on point without sashings, they make a four-patch design!

Can you detect the Easy Breezy blocks now?

This is so much fun!

Laura made this super fun toddler quilt!

The lighter squares have Dachshund fabric - too cute!

Another baby quilt top - isn't it darling?

French Braid quilt in purples.  Beautiful!

Irene's Anthology Quilt!

Book available HERE.

Irene, Sherry and Mary all made the Anthology quilt as a block of the month over the span of two years.  I LOVE the odd sized 4'' x 5'' blocks in all of their variety!

Sherry's in blue.

Mary's in red!  Wow!

More binding in progress!

This lovely blue and yellow quilt was made by Vicky.

I am unaware of the pattern source.

I love what she did with the back!!


Kathy's Lemoyne Star Variation -

The red is a reminder of her mom.  She loved red roses.

Isn't that border print awesome?

Angie's Smith Mountain Morning in cheddar and blue!

Pattern from my book Scraps & Shirttails II!

And check out the BACK!!

These ladies are so prolific!

And for those wondering, no - they did not piece and quilt and bind entire quilts while on retreat, but they did bring finished quilts to share and photograph over the porch rail.  And I'm so glad they did!

Jill, working on her Xing blocks from String Frenzy 

While Lola looks on!

Yesterday was a bustling day of putting it all back together - I arrived at the inn at 9am, to a house already silent as everyone bugged out bright and early to beat the rain.

I heard rumors of much quilt shop hopping being planned for homeward journeys.  I hope they had a blast!

Jill also headed out toward home, and that left Irene, Susan and me.  12 loads of laundry, 2 washer/dryers running, Much house cleaning (Thank you Susan - I couldn't do this without you!) and Irene catching up on desk work, paper work, and preparing for group #2 that arrives TODAY!

We did take a break, heading to West Jefferson, NC for dinner followed by a grocery run to restock the inn fridge for all of the meals that Irene is serving the retreaters.  We helped her unload everything to the kitchen and I headed home to find my own bed.

I can't believe we are here at Wednesday already!  How are things shaping up in your world?

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This bundle offer is only good through June 30th, 2021 at the low price of just $16.00! (Must purchase from the bundle listing - not as individual patterns.)

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I'll be drawing for one lucky winner who will receive the pattern bundle AND a Facets of Blue fabric roll from Cotton to Quilts!

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I love seeing all of the fabrics and progerss!

Okay - time to grab some breakfast and get this day under way.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Blue Ridge Beauty quilt from my book Adventures with Leaders & Enders.

Awesome insight from unexpected places!
Thank you, Leonard!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, folks!



  1. Thanks for a wonderful retreat y'all 💕

  2. Oh such beautiful quilts and such variety, so inspiring!! I especially love Kathy's String of Diamonds with the star design in neutrals from yesterday's blog - been searching but no luck. Is it one of Bonnie's patterns?
    Hope you are feeling better every day, Bonnie!!

  3. We are home from our week at Quiltville Inn and I don't have enough words to express how much fun we had. It's such a joy to meet like minded women who all share a passion for quilting. We share so much, learn so much and laugh so much!!!!!! It's just FUN! We walked every day, seeing something new on each walk. Newly blooming wild flowers, deer, birds, it's just beautiful. And when you walk far enough you get to see the Blue Ridge Mountains, breathtaking. Thanks for sharing your dream Bonnie and Irene is the perfect host. The food was amazing!!! If you get a chance to go on a visit GO!!!!!!!!!!

  4. sounds like life has arrived....hope you are thinking this is way better than those early morning airport runs with packed duffles and scads of connecting flights...happy for you bonnie!

  5. WOW WOW WOW! - Part 2 of the quilt show is AMAZING! It is so great & inspirational to see the variety of quilts. Love what is happening on the backings as well! So good to see the Inn brimming with stitching and fellowship. Thank you for sharing, Bonnie!

  6. So, so, so happy for you, Bonnie. Your dream has come true. The quilts are absolutely amazing. You must feel so proud of your accomplishments. And, humbled at the same time. To see all of your hard work turning into such beautiful quilts by so many people from all over the world! Just so inspiring & WAY to much fun. I'm truly so happy for you.

  7. Love Margaret's quilt made with Liberty of London fabrics. That border is so impressive. When it comes to quilting, all of your retreaters look to be over achievers! Patty McDoanld

  8. Thank you, Bonnie & your retreaters, for a beautiful quilt show! What an amazing bunch of quilters. One of the quilts even had real feet! :)

    1. That brought a chuckle. I thought the same thing!

    2. I love quilts with feet especially bare feet!

  9. An absolutely fabulous presentation of all the beautiful quilts ! Loved reading the comments from those at your retreat, Bonnie. I know it was a wonderful uplifting week!

  10. It does my heart so much good to watch your dreams and plans come to fruition. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life with all of us! Give the Hubster an extra hug for all he does for you.

  11. Martha Mae's Emporium has fabric now. In Weat Jefferson.

  12. absolutely beautiful quilts shared with us! Thank you!

  13. The quilt made with Liberty of London fabrics - is there a name or pattern to go with it or was this Margaret's own design? Really is cute!


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