Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Quilt Retreat

I belong to a quilt group, "Material Girls." We have three retreats every year at a great Bed and Breakfast in Wasilla. Sometimes the weather cooperates and we get this beautiful view while we are stitching.

The white dots in the photo above are lights reflecting off the glass of the window.

At our quilt retreat in May of 2017 a challenge was agreed upon...make something "quilty," with a panel and have it completed by May of 2018. Here is the reveal of our projects.

The quilt below is one panel...not just the center. We were all fooled into thinking just the center picture was the panel and everything else was pieced. 

Here's a beautiful art panel. The photo doesn't capture all the beading and embroidery stitching that was added to the piece. 

A fun panel series of wildlife. This is a commercial pattern, "Stepping Up."

Not the best lighting for quilt photos. The cats in this panel quilt as so much more colorful in person.

The center, "Alaska," panel is by Teresa Ascone. She is a popular Alaskan artist whose work as been reproduced on fabric. 

Next is a series of Hoffman panels with original design blocks added. Just needs quilting.

Below is another Teresa Ascone panel, framed by Kaye.

Yes, another Teresa Ascone panel. This was given an embellishment of fireweed in wool.

An attic window treatment. The maker of this, Mindy, also added a flanged binding. 

And my Hawaiian applique panels.
 I will have more to share about my quilt later.

I'm planning another post with the projects made at the retreat, plus show and tell.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice challenge and looks like a lot of pretties were made

Ramona said...

I'm not sure I'd get much sewing done with a view like that. Your guilds panel quilts are all so fun! Looking forward to hearing more about your beautiful quilt.

Sally said...

I'm not sure I'd be up to one of those challenges but the ones you showed are stunning...Of course, I followed your own challenge project with the Hawaiian blocks...just beautiful!

Suz J said...

Retreats are a wonderful way to catch up with friends as well as catch up with sewing! Nice to add in a bit of a challenge to keep everyone even MORE busy!