Monday, February 25, 2013

Camp Asbury Retreat

        No snow storms this year, just grey and cold.  Good weather to stay inside and sew!
First thing everyone has to do is move in and get set up.  Some take longer than others.  But once it's done- It's time to sew!

And walk around chatting with your neighbors!
Eula amused us all with the "nurse" sayings on a panel she bought at our quilt show last fall.

It's so nice to have help with projects on retreat!  Mary Kozub's One Block wonder really took shape when Tracy, Kathi and Melanie gave her some suggestions!

Pat Gardner had these fabulous blocks from her "Amish with a Twist" project with her.

Judy Piscatello needed more borders to get this stack and whack quilt top  to the size she wants.

Connie Grimsley's sister Jenny loves Kaffe Fasset, and was making backs for her tops with the leftovers

The backing for this one wasn't ready for viewing yet
On Saturday, Judy started making a backing with her leftovers.

Elaine got her blocks made for the row robin.  (Yummy!)

So she started working on some blocks similar to the "Old Italian" blocks shown by Anita Grossman Soloman.
Saturday night there were games- and dancing!

Those who brought fat quarters took part in the "Left, Right, Center" game in groups of ten. 
Eventually all of the fat quarters end up in the center but one- and the last to have one wins!!!

For the first round, the lucky winner was "Vinnie" Tjhung!!!! (doing her happy dance)
After lunch on Sunday, before people had to start leaving, we had a final show and tell.
I apologize for blurry pictures.  I snapped (literally and figuratively) as fast as I could!  If you have better ones, send them along and I'll replace them!

Shirley Lapp's strip pieced project was a popular pattern request!
Alex Hammon got a top made for a special man in her life.

Mary Ellen Ames switched to a kit she found easier, using stonehenge fabrics.

Carol McNally liked Terry McGuire's bag so much last week, she made her own!

Sylvia Hebell made this sweet little top as a gift.  (She and Carol were working on a much more fabulous project I hope we get to see soon!)

Chris Kuehl finished her baby quilt top.

Emmy revived an old project- paper pieced blocks that only needed to be assembled.  Plus she got help planning borders for it!

Dorothy did some hand work, making a wool felt owl hanging. She promised his head will be sewn on very soon!

Melanie is also working on something for a special man. (so don't tell him!)

Tracy is making these very pretty blocks one at a time, due to the way the pattern is written.  Patience, Tracy!

Tracy also assembled the wool felt projects below- all ready for her next quiet evening!

Susan worked on several lovely projects!
On the left are some circle appliques I can't wait to see in the project.
On the right is a project she is designing to use the bleach discharged animals she created.
Working from the book Quilted Symphony, Susan began assembling these amazing leaves. 
So many projects I can't wait to see again!!

Peggy Dibble was battling the double sided binding on her "cotton way" placemats.

Peggy also finished piecing this sweet little baby quilt for a lucky little one!

On Sunday Morning, Elaine was playing with batik charm squares and a circle cutter.  SO cool!
Mary Lee's finished (?- since she found a few unused blocks after) One lock Wonder quilt.
Pat Gardner was working on a quilt as you go quilt
Jeri got 29 or 39 of these fishies put together- more than halfway there!

Judy ran a little short of fabric on her backing.

Along with baggies full of parts for a mystery quilt, Connie played with some scraps!
Eula finished the top for her nursing reunion quilt.
Vinnie got two baby quilts finished, for twins!

And another baby quilt to be donated to community service.

Eileen got her stack and whack blocks back out when she got tired of the log cabins blocks ( below)

It took her all weekend, but Martha got three of these blocks pieced from start to finish.  (the first one had been done since the class we had with George Siciliano in 2010)

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