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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another fun Cambria Retreat

The Visalia Dames had a little retreat in Cambria this weekend. I got there Tuesday night and the rest of the gang came on Wednesday except for Diane Mitchell who wasn't able to join us until Friday. On Thursday Debbie van Fossen had her trunk show at the quilt guild in Nipomo and on Saturday we went to the Seven Sisters Quilt Show and then Pismo Fish & Chips for lunch. And in the mean time, this is what we accomplished

Debbie finished this cute apron, this gorgeous modern aqua and white quilt top and finished piecing the baby quilt (she had the appliqué done before she came).

 
Janice machine quilted this One = Two quilt. (This quilt comprises two different challenges.). She also made the baby quilt with some strips.
Elaine Berry finished this topper and then she made a bunch of button bracelets. (I can't believe I didn't get a picture of that.).
Kathy made a cute little dress for her granddaughter (again no photo) and also this quilt for her granddaughter. This also is for two old challenges from the material girls. The Hexie challenge and the half-square triangle exchange challenge. She then made two of these great iron caddies. They open up to a pressing cloth.
 

Pam Larsen also came but she spent her time cutting up her scraps into useable sizes and knitting a sweater.

Diane Mitchell worked on more of her sisters quilt blocks. You'll have to check her blog for a picture of the block. I don't know how to link from my iPad.

I got a lot done. It took almost all day Wednesday to sew the chevrons on Dylan's chevron rag baby quilt. I started the cutting on Friday and still have more to go. I also finished the top of this green/aqua striped fabric quilt. It turned out better than I had figured in my head. I also finished three of the 8 pointed topper (they are all the same). I got the binding finished on my brothers quilt and started another top using my "Hello Luscious" charm packs. I also made one set of blocks from Anita Grossman Solomon's block using striped fabric.

Great group of ladies and we all got along great. We had good food and lots of it. I just love these ladies. All your problems and worries just melt away when your are around them.

Thanks for looking.

 

2 comments:

Quiltedtime said...

Looks like all of you were very productive!!!

sewmuchfun said...

You are an awesome host, and I was so happy to be able to make it. Loved getting back to sewing!