2014 Retreat ‘show and tell’

22 07 2014

At our annual quilt retreat this year (first weekend in July), we didn’t have any challenge pieces to present to each other as we had a year off from challenges! But we still had ‘show and tell’ to show some of the work we’d collectively produced over the year.  I haven’t included everything in these photos as some are unfinished gifts for others and to show them publicly now would spoil the surprise. I also haven’t included my ‘show and tell’ as I didn’t take photos of my own (and some are for gifts too). Unfortunately, the photos aren’t the best — I was using the camera and flash on my phone and everyone moved around too much as they enthusiastically explained their work 😉

Some of the works feature fabric painting and couching in metallic yarns, using the new couching foot on the Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen.

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These are all just squares. The optical illusion is from the placement of the small black and white squares inside the larger squares


Frogs everywhere!


More frogs…



Cracked Pots from a Helen Godden class


Fabric painting and gold yarn couching on a bag


Other side of the bag


Very organic… and STUNNING quilting (also with some couching in gold yarn)


STUNNING quilting!


More fabric painting and gold yarn couching



All applique pieces cut with an Accuquilt Go! Cutter die


Cute cockatoo (unfinished top only)




5 responses

22 07 2014

The quilts were fabulous! I love the black and white quilt. The optical illusion is so inspiring and is the pattern available?Thanks for sharing these true
works of art!

22 07 2014

Echo Mary’s question!!! I would love more info on the black/white!!!! All are super gorgeous!!!!!

23 07 2014

I found the pattern for the ‘Bulging checkerboard’ here: http://kristaquilts.blogspot.ca/p/patterns.html It’s free, too!

31 07 2014
Dawn C.

How fun and inspiring!

8 07 2015
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