More from the Retreats

Sheila tells me that she had a great time at the recent Indianola retreat, and that finishes up the Spring Quilt Retreats for this year.  Of course, as mentioned in earlier posts, you will continue to see some great pictures – as the retreat participants send in photos of their work.

I have another group for you today – and they are beauties.  Some are finished, and some are in the finishing stagest (pinned or pieced together and waiting for their turn at the sewing machine).

Keep in mind, as different as they look, all of the quilts you are seeing were made using the “Scraps for You” pattern by Debbie Caffrey.  This will not be the quilt used in the fall retreats – and no, Sheila hasn’t told me yet what she has planned for fall.

Now, here are the latest batch of quilts from the retreats – and I can’t wait to see some more of these pictures – so keep them coming in!

Judys Quilt

Judy’s Quilt

Lisas Quilt

Lisa’s Quilt

Pams Quilt

Pam’s Quilt

Sues Quilt

Sue’s Quilt

Teresas Quilt

Teresa’s Quilt

Same pattern used to make these quilts – just a different layout of the squares… and some opted not to use all of the fabrics chosen by Sheila, as you can see in Sue’s quilt above.  But such differences!  Isn’t it great the way that quilting allows for individual expression?  I can’t wait to see what comes in next!

Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing

Recent Quilt Retreat News!

As many of you know, I recently held a quilt reatreat in Ashland, NE.

Everyone had a great time, and the participants all wanted to see what each other’s finished quilts looked like, so over the next few weeks – you’ll get to see them all.  (Not as much fun as being at the retreat – but I think you’ll still enjoy seeing these).

The pattern we used was “Scraps for You” by Debbie Caffrey.  Follow this link to Debbie Caffrey’s page for the pattern: LINK For those coming to the Indianola retreat later this month, this is a sneak preview for you of the finished quilt.

Keep in mind, the pattern of each quilt is the same – but you can see the difference made by the way the colors were put together.  More pictures will be going up soon – including the quilt I made at the retreat!  (Click on the image for a larger version of the picture.)

Shirleys Quilt

Shirley’s Quilt

Imagenes Quilt

Imagene’s Quilt

Great job ladies – they actually finished these tops at the retreat, so I was able to take the pictures before we packed up!

Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing