Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teton Patchworks Quilters Retreat

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post!  Lots of things have been going on during the past few weeks, so I will be posting pictures, etc. out of order, but that's normal for me, too!
Nine of us lucky quilters just got back from a wonderful weekend retreat at Teton Patchworks located in Tetonia ID, which is also the home of Lea and Jim Hardy.  Lea taught us Ruth McDowell's technique of curved piecing to make these wonderful roses, and Jim was our chef!  What a treat to be able to sew to our hearts content, learn a new technique, have brunch and dinner cooked by someone else, AND not have to clean up the kitchen!!

Anne's Purple Rose, Kaye's Orange Rose

Pat's Whimsical Orange, Cathie's Red Velvet

 Bev's Red, Marilyn's Pretty Pink

Sue's Retro B&W, Laurel's Peach

Anna's Pink

and finally, Lea's class sample


We had two days of intense sewing, unsewing, re-sewing, and a lot of muttering trying to put some of these puzzle pieces together, but we had a good teacher and we all helped each other.  Some got their top completed, while some of us still have a few more seams to finish.
We also had alot of laughter along with some clowns......or should I say Elmer Fudd?

Sorry, Cathie.  Way too tempting not to post this!  (She was really cold and took all the extra blankets).  Yes, it is her hat and she did bring it with her.  No, it wasn't really cold for the rest of us.

Here's the whole group.....Pat, Anne, Cathie, Lea, Kaye, Laurel, Bev (me), Marilyn, Anna, and Sue in front.


Renée's Country Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, that is the best rose applique that I have ever seen. I love roses and I have been searching for a pattern of a rose. Yours are amazingly realistic, I love them all.
A bunch of talented women you have there.

marina said...

The roses just look fantastic, I don't think I could pick a favourite they are all so beautiful.
What a fun retreat and no cooking and cleaning up. sounds perfect!

Carol said...

They are all gorgeous roses. Alway great to see everyone's interpretations together. Looks like you all had a great time.