Monday, 26 October 2009

Quilt retreat Gwen Marston (2)

on the way to the quiltshops we saw this beautiful colours every where.
this is a one room schoolhouse.

by us are they brown.

At the show and tell I showed my little baskets and this was the inspiration for other quilters.

The border of this quilt from Susan McCord gave me the idea for my design.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Quilt retreat Gwen Marston ( 1)

In the beginning of the month,
I went with my friend Isabeau and Lucy to Michigan to join
the Gwen Marston Retreat in Elk Rapids.
We stayed together with Bonnie Hunter is a Holiday house.
It was a great experience I have a lot of designs in my head,
we met a lot of nice people, made a lot of new friends.

At the retreat we met Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms they wrote
the book Small blocks, Stunning quilts
And I was with my friend Bonnie Hunter who wrote
the book Scaps and Shirttails.
Here you see the picture Joes,Lucy , Isabeau with the writers of the books.

A detail of my design

Isabeau's design in progress

Isabeau,Lucy,Gwen and Myself (Joes)

Lucy with Gwen( her idol)

Gwen is packing all her belongings in the pick-up at the end of the retreat.