OK!!! Here it is July 2 and I am FINALLY posting pics of our trip!
Merav, my friend from Israel came to visit me in person after 1o years of being internet buddies. So of course I had to give her the life time experience on her first trip to USA.
my dear friend Lis, Me in the middle and Merav on the other side of me. We went for a little trip south of my house to visit my dear friend Lis, and also my very good friend Lynn but didnt get a pic of her with Merav. Not sure how we managed to forget that!
First on the list was to go to Leavenworth Washington for a Quilters retreat for four whole days!
CHEESEMONGERS!!!! My favoritest place besides the retreat! I come here and buy my Ekte Gjietost cheese which is only available in very few places and this is one! Its a norwegian imported goat cheese thats cooked down to a brown color and is wonderful on crackers!
Main street downtown Leavenworth
a collection of miniature cuckoo clocks (magnets I think?)
Below are some photographs that are hung inside the Retreat hallways , they are really neat to stop and read about the history of the town and the building we were staying at.
Some historical pics of the town 100 years ago
Digging out the train that came with supplies, that was a big snow storm!
Frame with several historical documentations and pics of that time
The shingle for our retreat and quilt shop all in one spot!
Next are some photos of the rooms inside this wonderful building. It is a combined Bed and Breakfast/Retreat as well as a quilt shop all in one building!
the other corner with tv and my laptop
above the headboard, lovely antique quilts all over the place~!
miniature quilt framed
another antique miniature quilt framed
hand crafted bear and cute pillow next to it
the upstairs sitting room, look at all the antique clothes, and quilts!
sitting room downstairs just off the kitchen
my favorite quilts in the upstairs main room
one side of the kitchen with dishes for breakfast , cuckoo clocks and other antique ornamentals wonderful collection of antique tea cups and saucers
the other side of the kitchen with the tables for us to eat breakfast , above are kitchen items and aprons of the day long ago when women wore these things on a regular basis
antique crazy quilt hung in the sewing room
Merav standing in front of the wooden toystore.
AND NOW....The quilters retreat SHOW AND TELL section!
First off, here are several pictures of the library blocks we made for our hostess Joy. She coordinates the retreat every year at Leavenworth and she is a librarian with a passion for books and quilting and often combines the two in her projects. A block with names of booksthis is my contribution, its a silkie photo in a frame with crazy quilt stitchesseveral other blocks with books and other knick knacks you would find on a librarians bookshelfmore pictures. They are all so cute! Merav is cutting out her jacket pieces
Sewing the pieces to create a jacket.Merav's very first attempt to make a quilted jacket and it turned out very well!
The Jacket was made with several shades of blues, greens and purple batiks
Rhonda with her little applique blockSheila's starry quiltJoys Projects, She is a librarian so she does alot of quilting by hand that are book related
Joy also does alot of baltimore album type quilts in smaller sizesThese couple quilts belong to Jean, the first one is blocks swapped at WASIQ groupHungry Hungry Catapillar!Jeans Grandmothers Flower garden, all done by hand and took several years!Donna with her machine applique with batik Salmon wallhanging. She did several of these projects while at retreat but I think I only got one or two in the cameraHeres the orca one that I really wanted to show you, I found it after I was done postingDonna with her totem wallhangingI think this ones Donna Kays too
This one Must be Melody's or Cindys. They both Love purple and yellow combinations so it coulld be either one.
Sue did this cinderella quilt and then hand quilted, and put hot fix jewels around it to make it glittery.Heres another of Donna Kays fish applique!Melissas Dear jane project and shes very happy its almost finished. Yes she does plan to put the triangle border around itMelodys autumn sampler. Very pretty!Melody or Cindy made this little cutieAlso Melodies, the hand embroidery work she has worked on for several yearsA little project that Melody made for her fridgeratorJulies quilts got lots of reactions and you will see why!That looks like a Judy Neimeyer pattern! All done in batiks!Julie with another impressive paper pieced quilt