This is a pot of flowers quilt I did as a block of the month design several years ago. Was fun to do and fun to share.
Went to the CPQG quilt retreat this past weekend. Left on Friday AM and returned late on Sunday. Was on the committee so had to be there to help set up. We had 24 people sign up this year so was a nice group. We guess at the beginning of retreat how many items would get completed during the weekend. This includes quilt tops completed as well as items completely finished. The grand total was 43 this year.
We had "Aloha" as the theme, so had lei's, a candle mat, the name tags I showed earlier, and several other small items as favors. We had the stained glass tuplip quilt class, which was really neat. Played a few games and just generally had a grand time with quilting friends.
We try to KISS (keep it simple, stupid) the meals (we have to do our own meal prep.) We had sloppy joes, plus salads and desserts, then soup and sandwiches, Wisconsin Cheese Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Chicken Noodle, Veggie Beef and Chili. Lots of great desserts and salads. Plus we have a snack table to graze on all weekend.
Had a deliscious dip for chips: 2 pkg cream cheese
2 cups grated cheese (cheddar)
1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup beer (not lite beer)
Mix all, let set overnight in fridge and serve. Yummy, yummy good stuff.
I marked and cut out 35 kitty patterns which I now need to get fused to base blocks. Then stitched. Have been wanting to do this quilt for a long time, so figured now was the time. Will keep you posted on how its coming in the weeks ahead
CQC cancelled the guild meeting yesterday. Just to cold out. Wind chill was -15 degrees, so didn't want to drag people out in that weather, besides that we had had snow Monday night and I wasn't about to dig out by 10 in the morning. They decided no one would want to come out in the cold, so cancelled.
Have some road trips planned for spring. March 1,2,3 will go to Hancocks Fabrics retreat at Ashland, May 4-5 to Curtis to the Frontier Stitchers retreat, in June to Overland Park for the Machine Quilters convention, July to state meeting, August to Ricky Tims seminar, Oct to Threads and CQC retreat. Think that should hold me for this years adventures.