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Nipomo Trunk Show and Cambria Retreat

So last Thursday I did a trunk show at the Nipomo Quilt Guild.  What a nice bunch of ladies and they really made me feel so welcomed.  One lady even gave me some brownies to take to the retreat.  It was great to see my friend Sue and fortunately I had my "groupies" with me so I wasn't among all strangers.  These were ladies who were coming to our house in Cambria for a weekend retreat.  Here's me on the stage and my friends who came with me.
From left to right - top:  Janice, me Sue, Elaine.  Bottom:  Debbie and Kathy
Even though it rained a bit this weekend, we had a wonderful time - probably because we don't get out much.  We went out for dinner one night and went to town one afternoon to do a little shopping.  We all got a lot done and as usual, plenty of laughs, food and fun.  Here are some of the projects we worked on.
Anna - a quilt for her daughters boyfriend

Debbie's scrap top (center) she made it bigger and better

Debbie's blocks she got when she was sick from her Material Girl friends

Elaine - she's not done and doesn't want anyone to see it

Add some wheels and you have a tractor quilt made by Janice.

Janice machine quilted this - fantastic

a mini dress for Kathy or maybe a dress for her granddaughter.

A quilt I made for my in-laws for a donation for their Orange Cove reunion

Headbands - the left Elaine made, Kathy made the one on the right and I made the 3 in the middle.
A joke we played on a friend.  
Anna was telling us the story they have been having at their new house with mice so while in town, Debbie and I bought this mouse and stuck in near her sewing machine.  We all had a good laugh over that one.

Anyway, besides bench butt we all had a good time and got a lot done.  Not near enough done for me - I don't know why I think I can get so much more done during these retreats.

Came home Sunday afternoon and headed up to Fresno for a Mad Men birthday party for my friend and coworker Geanie.   I didn't stay long - I was pooped from the weekend retreat and just wanted to crawl in bed.  But it was fun to see some people dress up.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Sounds like a great time.
    so much talent, beautiful work.

  2. I always enjoy seeing all of the work you get done at your retreats!

  3. Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!


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