Sunday, November 13, 2011

Refreshed by Quilts and Quilting Friends!

I am back home from another wonderful quilt retreat. I am feeling refreshed, revitalized, and exhausted all at the same time! This was the 9th year of Quilts by Barb's Quilt Retreat. I have attended all 9 years!  There were two beautiful quilts to construct at this year's retreat.  Check out Barb's website for more information about those quilts. 
I completed several projects. One of the mini classes was a table runner. I combined Barb's hand dyed fabric with a commercial fabric and ended up with this cool table runner. This was a fun project!
I stitched up a few more of my zipper bags.








And I started my First Morning Glory Bloom wall hanging.
Cut, pressed, and did a little drawing with a marker, so when I take it to the quilting machine, I have lines to follow for the thread painting.
Here's my sewing area at the retreat.
Here's a sneak peek of the tutorial for Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday this week. It's not a zipper bag, but I will be doing a tutorial on that soon also.
Quilt retreats refresh, revitalize, and exhaust me!
Thanks Barb for another great quilt retreat!
Enjoy your week!
Marcia
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6 comments:

Heather said...

How much fun that looks! Great projects too! :)

thea said...

Love those zipper bags!

Issabella The Cat said...

Love the quilting on the zipper bags.

Shay said...

Well it looks like it was a very productive quilting retreat for you Marcia.

I really like the black and brown handbag. Cute!

Marsha C said...

A quilt retreat would be just too awesome to attend. I am looking into quilting guilds in my own town. Both are held at the senior center so I hope you don't have to be a senior to join!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You had fun it looks like! Love those colors on that runner. Somehow you need to make me not be scared to do zippers...