Friday, August 20, 2010

Christmas Quilt

I have been working on this quilt top for some time now.  Decided to embroider the figures rather than to hand applique them... looks nice don't you think?  May enter it in the GV quilt show next March and in Tucson show next January.  There just isn't enough time in the day to do all I want to do. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Alaska / Canada 2010

The quilt retreat at sea to Alaska was a great time.  There were 28 quilters, 6 non-quilters that sailed with us from Vancouver, CA thru the inside passage of Alaska.  Two sea days allowed the quilters to learn new fusing techniques from quilt artist/instrutor Carol Morrisey.
Ports of Call included: Icy Strait Point
Juneau, some of us went Whale watching, some flew in the helicopter to the top of  Mendenhall Glacier for a short walk; some, well all of us went to a quilt store or two; check out all our photos on .
We sailed to the Hubbard glacier- wow is that awesome and the calving of the glacier is an unforgettable  event. Then on to Ketchican and the wonderful history there.  Another quilt shop visit of course.
If you have never been to Alaska you might want to come along next summer either as a quilter or a non-quilter. 
We had a Grand Prize: $500 value of Batik fabrics which was won by Mary Bell and the runner up prize of a Quilt Kit (donated by Silver Thimble-Ketchican AK quilt shop) won by Susan Fahey.  Congratulations girls (wish I had a picture- hint to daughter Michelle)