The quilt parade is brought to you by the following, talented, funny, delightful group of women, The Sew Knotty Quilters. Front row, Elaine, Paula, Evelynne, Me, Melody, Nancy, Gail, Barbara and Peggy. Diana & Carol were part of the group, but they were not with us at Lake Alpine Saturday night.
Yesterday morning we had our quilt parade. Gail and Barbara brought their Butterscotch Basket quilts to the retreat. Gail is ready for her borders and Barbara's quilt is ready for the quilter. Aren't they something!
Melody finished the quilt on the left from her granddaughter. Barbara finished her Anna's Mountain quilt by Denise Sheehan. Melody almost finished her throw quilt on the right, a Thimbleberrie design.
The girls were clowning around displaying Paula's finished hexies. (They didn't drape too well over the railing!)
Elaine graciously offered to model the hexies which I promptly named Paula's Pasties!
Here's the closeup.
Peggy learned how to make double flying geese for a Nostalgic Pillow.
Nancy designed a strawberry dipped in chocolate for the center of her Nostalgic Pillow.
Evelynne, the queen of bling, showed us her mailbox for Party in the Garden. Her embroidery and embellishments are top notch.
Diana worked on her little teddy for Toyland Tree. So sweet, the bear and Diana.
There goes Elaine, using her chest as a design board again! She finished some wonderful blocks for her Country Charmer quilt.
Peggy worked on her Summer's Blush/Winter's Warmth quilt. She is now an expert when it comes to attaching borders.
Gail worked on her Country Charmer and displayed two of her six blocks. She's well on her way to a beautiful quilt.
Paula showed us her wonderful house for Party in the Garden.
We ate our breakfast and enjoyed our last morning together chatting and sharing out on the deck.
Whenever anyone finished a block, or a significant section of a quilt, they ran over and rang the cow bell. That bell was kept busy over the weekend.
Here are some random shots of us on Saturday. We escaped the relentless, scorching heat and drove north and viewed the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness area on our way to Lake Alpine. Now I'm quoting Elaine here, "We are a skosh more refined than the Calendar Girls!" Again, one of our many memorable moments.
Our destination was dinner at Lake Alpine Resort.
We said our goodbyes, yesterday morning and went back to our normal life. We'll wait for our ship to come in so we can buy more fabric at In Between Stitches!
Thank you, thank you, thank you all for making our first annual retreat at Wilder's Last Resort such an enjoyable time. You ladies are absolutely the best sports! I never once heard a negative peep from anyone regarding the horribly hot weather and our lack of air conditioning. You were delightful the whole time. Memories were made, stories and laughter rang throughout the cabin. Did I mention the food????........we are all dieting this week. I'll post more picture and recipes throughout the week.
P.S. Barbara wanted me to extend a special 'thank you' to all of you for you generosity to Relay for Life. Barbara is the Survivor Chairman for this very special event on June 22nd in Livermore. You girls rock in more ways than one!
P.S.S. We have a new way to make coffee that involves a turkey baster! I can't explain.....you just had to be there. I know Paula and Gail are laughing while they are reading this. Mrs. Barnes was cooking again!