Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring break at the Hampton--that is quilt retreat at the Hampton Inn

Saturday, I got to attend a quilt retreat sponsored by Red Rooster Quilts and Treasures at the Hampton Inn. What fun it was to associate with people who all loved fabric and sewing. The company was fabulous, the food divine and the classes were really fun. I came home with a lot of loot and some additional knowledge. I took the sewing kit class. Some new things I learned: How to begin and end the buttonhole stitch--I can stitch the stitch, but have always had trouble with the beginning and the end. The buttons were all hand dyed by the teacher, Mariann Golich. She uses the liquid Rit dye and it gives the buttons an antique look. I also learned how to make a twisted cord. Fun technique!!

Here is the front of the sewing kit. It uses prarie cloth and wool on the outside.
When you open it up, there is a pocket under the far left flap. The red heart is to hold the pins and needles. The center heart holds your small scissors. The long pocket on the right under the flap can hold other sewing treasures, for example, floss. Fun project. It is finished and I rate it 10/10.

We had a fabulous trunk show by Leslie Bergeson. She has been making quilts since the 80's and had a lovely trunk show.

Sorry about the pictures, I had to take them from a sideways angle, but you get the idea. This quilter is after my own heart. She has done a few Kim Diehl quilts, which has to be one of my favorite designers.

Oops, you get to see this beauty twice....

Love this tumbler quilt....gotta make one of these...there was also a hexagon quilt which my picture wasn't the greatest. Gotta make one of them too!!

This little beauty is all appliqued. It was a real stunner.

This quilt is from all her left over blocks from other quilts. It has this warm folksy folk art feel to it. Love it!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed the trunk show!!


Nedra said...

Thanks for the trunk show. She really had some fun quilts to share. It looks like you had a fun retreat.

Sherri said...

What great quilts you've shared!!! Aren't quilt retreats the best?!!!

marciea casselman said...

I love the quilt with the big daisy flowers. Mom and I went to see cousin Eileen on Friday and enjoyed seeing all of her quilting projects. She is a most delightful person and fun to visit.

Small House said...

Mary the quilt in your last post is absolutely beautiful- of course!!

glad you had a good time at the re-treat.
Have a great day.

Kritta22 said...

Oh you are sooo lucky to be able to go!!

Those quilts made me drool a little! :)

kcenya1950 said...

Great quilt show. Would have loved to see them in person. Sounds like you had a great time. Lucky you.


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