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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jul 2019 10:34 #145864

Terry,

You've been busy! Your special thank you note is precious! I like your challenge quilt and idea.

Your to do list is varied. I like that you make a plan. Good idea!

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 16 Jul 2019 15:31 #145863

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I've had a busy month. I received a great thank you note from a grand and we had a special sew day. I finished a tote, a hat and a purse. I enjoyed taking a break from quilting projects. I recapped what happened in June and and set goals for the 3rd quarter Finish A Long. For the last couple of years, I've been content to roll unfinished projects into the next quarter and to add more than I could possibly finish. This quarter, I'm taking a different tact. I have been working on reducing my stash.

At the June guild meeting, I shared the rules for the challenge and a sample. I'm chairing that committee when the guild starts their new guild year in September. Many members wanted a sneak peak and the president asked if I would share. I also shared the rules on a blog post and invited others who want to bush their stash to join in and have some fun. You are also welcome to join too!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 09:26 #145846

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All wonderful pieces!

Barb :-)
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 02:14 #145845

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Such lovely quilts, wish I was nearer

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 02:08 #145844

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Wonderful quilts - what a great showing - I’m certain there will be people who ‚know‘ and many will learn.
Love the trees - your families will certainly love and appreciate those!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 18:23 #145843

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Beautiful quilts Geneva.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 17:56 #145842

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Geneva, those quilts are fantastic! Congratulations on being featured. It's baby steps, isn't it, when it come to opening more eyes to the fact that quilts can be ART.

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 17:47 #145841

Thank you Luann for your kind words for my daughter. I know she'll be much better off, but like you said, it's the getting through it that is so hard. We've all been there in some form or fashion.

I forgot to mention that I am one of 3 featured artists and the Walter Clore Wine Center in Prosser, WA for the months of July and August. I belong to a local art group and we are invited to display our work at various venues. This venue by far is the best one yet. Lots of people go through there especially these two months. Most of the artists in this group have framed art. Painting, photographs, etc. It's been a learning curve for a lot of them when I want to show fiber art. When I met the man in charge of the group he looked at me and said "Oh you're the new blanket lady." :angry: Oh well.... In any case, my dear husband rigged various ways to hang the quilts to accommodate the hanging equipment used by framed work. Some of the quilts we hung by using used sewing machine needles. Here's some pics.


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I sure hope these pictures come out right side up. In my last post, one picture never posted and one was sideways. All of them were the same orientation in my file. :huh:

Again, happy July! geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 15:17 #145840

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Geneva,
Those tree quilts are turning out very nicely.

I’m sure your daughter will appreciate the zipper pouch. I’ll keep her in my prayers. It can be a very rough time, but eventually she will be on the other side of the ‘going through it’.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 15:15 #145839

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Sharon,
Your quilts are awesome.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 12:56 #145838

Today is my day to post. Lucky 13!

Well, my "Happy Hour" piece wasn't accepted for the Cherrywood Challenge. Not so lucky! Oh well..... :(

I've been working on the Christmas quilts for my four kids and families. I started making the trees while I was at my friend Brenda Papadakis' home in late May. I finished the trees, trimmed them all and sorted them into 4 different sets. There are a total of 48 large, 72 medium and 96 small trees. :blink:
Here's the 12 one yard cuts I collected.


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Here's the first set being pieced.




Here's the top completed

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And here's set two ready to be pieced

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The last 3 should go faster as I drafted all the border pieces and now I don't have to figure it all out as I go. At least I hope so! The top is 46" x 56". Not too bad for having no plan!

Last week we went to New Jersey to visit our kids there. Our kids that live near us were there also, so we had lots of fun. We spent the weekend in New York. Wow! While there I noticed that my oldest daughter was using a little plastic bag to carry around her cords. My husband thought it was trash and threw it away. After digging it out of the trash I told her that I would make her a real bag. This daughter is going through a rough time. She's getting divorced and moving. So I made her a little bag and will send it to her this week. She's the one that likes black and red.


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I'll be dyeing fabric in a week or so. I'm looking forward to that. The summer weather has been pretty good here. My flowers are doing well. Life is good!

Happy July to you all! geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 02:57 #145836

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Absolutely amazing quilts, Sharon. Wow
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 12 Jul 2019 20:29 #145835

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Sharon, your quilts are amazing! I hope you hear your name called on Awards Night.

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 12 Jul 2019 16:23 #145834

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Congratulations Sharon! I’d love to see both quilts in person!

Barb :-)
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