Monday, March 28, 2011

New Classes for Summer 2011

 Hello Pieceful Quilters,

I just wanted to show you Katie's new Wool BOM.  It is Edyta Sitar's Sweet Sixteen quilt.  Katie did it using wool on a really neat Moire, which goes really well with Edyta's border fabric.  Be sure to sign up for this great class!  Registration starts this Saturday,  April 2nd at our Summer Open House and Early Discount Registration.
I know the pictures are a little fuzzy, but I hope you can see the embellishments.
Katie even decided to try beads on this one! 

Hope to see you all at registration!

Happy Quilting!
Carrie

Monday, March 21, 2011

Retreat 2011

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

Our first retreat was a resounding success!  The retreat center was perfect, comfy rooms, a roomy meeting room and (most important) great food!  Kathy Tracy did an interesting talk about doll quilts and a great show & tell of many of her quilts from all of her books.  Then on Saturday she taught us the Union Stars quilt from her new book, "The Civil War Sewing Circle."  Most of us got at least a few blocks finished, and I am hoping to see several of the finished quilts in our Annual Quilt Show in August.  Here are some pictures from the retreat. 

Some of the girls talk in front of Kathy's Union Stars Quilt
Judy shows her finished blocks 

 Ellen wins the album quilt that we made - isn't it gorgeous?

 A Happy Group!

 Judy shows one of Kathy's quilts that she made in a previous class. 

 Lynn Ray and Leanne Pottebaum - working hard!

 Mary shows off another quilt from "The Civil War Sewing Circle."

 Hard at work

 Having Fun!

 Busy, busy.....

 Fun, fun, fun.....

Leanne spends some time working on her Porchtime quilt - one of our PG classes

Diane made a cute wallhanging using Alice's Washday Blues.

Dawn with her Fractured Sunshine project.  Interesting, huh?

Lynn with her version of one of "Wool Coneflower Welcome," by Emily Hardwig.  Kits for this darling quilt are available on our website:  http://www.piecefulgathering.com/contents/en-us/d53.html

Cindy shows off her beautiful quilt.

Katie, Kathy & Carrie

Alberta with her finished Pieceful Block of the Month

Jill with two of her finished blocks

Deb hard at work on her craft show goodies.  Guess what - she didn't get this fabric at Pieceful Gathering.  I know - you are all very surprised. 

Susan shows off her finished Pieceful BOM - It is always nice to see things get finished!  Especially since I rarely get my own things done!

The retreat is over, but we are already planning for next year's retreat.  It will be the weekend of March 9th, so mark your calendars now!

Happy Quilting!

Carrie