Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cotton Boll Quilt Guild Annual Retreat 2009

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia, is fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities, food, and environment. The people were very nice, and treated us very well. We have all agreed to go back again next year.
I finally finished the machine quilting on this small Christmas quilt. It is about 40 inches square, and uses a fat quarter pack that I purchased from Tiny Stitches in Atlanta a couple of years ago. I also added some gold fabric that I had on hand to stretch it enough to make it a decent lap size.
Now I only have to add the binding. It will be ready for Christmas 2009!
The pastel quilt above is one that my roommate, Linda, was working on. She bought the kit to make it at a quilt shop in Conyers, Georgia, and got a lot of work done on it. I am not sure if she finished the top or not.
This is another top Linda was working on. It is sort of a random string quilt that she was putting together with scraps. I liked it!!
Pat H. has worked on this stack-n-whack quilt for the last three retreats. She finally finished the top at this retreat. A section is missing because she was sewing it together at the time. She is going to make this one king-sized to fit on her bed! I hope to see the finished product soon. :-)
And here is my Noah's Ark quilt top, finally put together. I worked on these embroidery blocks over Christmas break. I love them. They were a free stitchery BOM from Lynette Anderson. She is very generous to give these away to her blog fans. If you would like to download the patterns while they are still available, they are here. This makes a very tiny quilt. I am going to add a border to it, then it will be ready to quilt. I just love it.
Stay tuned for more retreat photos. Have a great weekend.


Jodie said...

Glad you had a good time, some nice quilts were worked on. Like you Noah's Ark stitcheries you have done a good job.

Kris said...

So glad you enjoyed the retreat! Looks like you had a great time and worked hard too. Love all the quilt photos!

Debs said...

Sounds like a fun way to achieve all that progress.

Kay said...

I'm always so very impressed with the beautiful quilts you make. You are really amazing.

Kay said...

Also glad to hear you had such a great time at the retreat.

Jean said...

The retreat sounds wonderful! I am glad you got lots finished. The stitchery quilt is awesome!

Peggy said...

Looks like a beautiful place to be inspired by. Love all the quilts but the Noah's Ark was my favorite!
Enjoy the holiday yourself!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the Noah's Ark! WOW!

I've abandoned mine (after block 1) only b/c I'm so far behind on other stitchery BOM's. :-/ And now that I've discovered Jenny of Elefantz I'm totally hopeless!!