I couldn't run these retreats without lots of help...Beth, who is pictured on the right, comes with me to every single retreat and helps me with anything and everything. These simply wouldn't happen without her! She is pictured with another one of my favorite retreaters, Shirley Hagan :)
I always encourage retreaters to bring guild opportunity quilts so they can sell tickets...this one was over the top! The Yuba City Quilt Guild created a wholecloth linen quilt for their opportunity quilt...breathtaking doesn't justify this quilt. It is trapunto'd, beaded, and quilted to death. The pictures just don't do it justice.
...sometimes there just isn't enuf wall space to lay out a large quilt...I love how this quilt was embellishing the bench by the window :)
Beverly Mack was one of my students in Sisters last year and is doing AMAZING work...she came with the small wholecloth practice piece above and then started venturing into a small hankie sized piece to get her feet wet. I loved watching her work...:)
I will be leaving tomorrow morning to teach my 5-day Designs Workshop in Rancho Cordova (outside of Sacramento) so will have more inspiration coming up for you.
Hugs, Cindy :)