I've been holding retreats at the McCloud River Mercantile in McCloud, California since 2009 and each time we meet there it's very special. There is such an amazing energy here and everyone who attends feels it. We had a "room with a view" on the drive up as Mt. Shasta was completely covered in snow and there was hardly a cloud in the sky.
As retreaters started arriving bags were piling up just waiting to be unloaded.
It didn't take long for everyone to get snugged in and the quilting started. Of course there was ALL of the visiting to be done as many of us only get to see each other once a year at the retreat.
I have several "Linen Ladies" that attend and this is Bev Armstrong's piece. A FABULOUS cutwork dresser scarf placed on top of a red silk underlayment and quilted absolutely to death. She actually adopted this out of my "passing it forward" stash.
This piece was being done by Donna Smith on a drawn-threadwork piece placed on top of a green silk underlayment. Beautiful!!!
This is a piece that I am currently working on for the Houston Exhibit. It's a beautiful cutwork dresser scarf that I am quilting leaves/grapes and filling with micro-echoing and beadwork. Very, very tedious and slow but I think it will be well worth the effort when it's done.
I have several more pieces that are in the works for Houston and I'll be posting on those shortly.