Thursday, April 21, 2011

Liberty Quilt Retreat "Show and Tell" Part 2

As promised here is the second installment of "Show and Tell" from the Liberty Quilt Retreat this month in Nebraska City, Nebraska with Jo Morton.

The quilts shared were gorgeous...enjoy!

Courthouse Steps ... Jo's Little Women's Club Part 10
Churn Dash ... Jo Little women's Club Part 1
Autumn Cross Variation ... Jo's Little Women's CLub 9
 Churn Dash ... Jo's Little Club Part 1
The fabrics and colors were so rich!
Jane/OK used Jo's "Bird Chintz" fabric for her center...absolutely gorgeous!
Diane's version of "Wish Upon A Star"... fabulous LeMoyne stars!
Another of Diane's beautiful quilts!
Sew much creativity in these quilts ... and all so gorgeous!
I hope that you are enjoying my memories of a wonderful weekend filled with quilting, laughter, friends and good food... what could be better?

Stay tuned, I still have more to share with you from the Liberty Quilt Retreat!

Life is good...

Hugs,

Elaine
PS: Please excuse that chair in a number of my photographs ... you think I could have moved it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Liberty Quilt Retreat "Show and Tell" Part 1

Show and tell was fabulous...so many absolutely gorgeous quilts! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy...

Remember the Signature Block Exchange over on the Jo Morton Stitcher's Yahoo group...well here is a version on Jo's "Kindred Spirit" quilt. 
Beautifully done...
And the center square is so wonderful and unique...last year Kathy Hall gave us all an applique heart made from real vintage fabric and then used a "Jo" fabric for the background piece. The previous year she embroidered two hands clasping each other. This quilt incorporates both into the center block...also notice Jo's signature block!
A close-up of the two hands...absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous applique...
So beautiful ...
Gorgeous...the colors so vibrant!
Bold and absolutely beautiful...
Another beautiful quilt...the fabrics are wonderful!
Churn Dash quilts are one of my favorite and this one is no exception...beautiful! I love the fabric combinations!
Sew many quilts to share...stay tuned for part 2 of "Show and Tell" at the Liberty Quilt Retreat!

Hugs,

Elaine

Monday, April 11, 2011

Liberty Quilt Retreat - Jo's Quilts

WOW...I can't believe that I've been home a week and just getting around to posting pictures of the Liberty Quilt Retreat with Jo Morton. Where does all the time go??

Okay, back to the retreat... first up is the quilt retreat project. The quilt is a square within a square or as it is named "Double Square"
Another view...
Here are my blocks...I used vintage Jo fabrics.
Jo showed her quilts from Club #10 of Jo's Little Women's Club. It was a real treat for me to see these quilts up close. Most of the ladies are lucky enough to have a JLWC in their area but I have to do mine on-line. So this showing was fabulous for me! 
"Vintage Holiday"...
"HST Challenge" (sorry about the photography, I think I was shaking from seeing all these fabulous quilts up close and personal)
"Lizzy's Little Quilt"
"Amy's Choice"
"Point of View"
"Redware & Harvest"
Again, so wonderful to actually see and touch these quilts...photographs just do not do them justice as they are all magnificent! The colors, texture and quilting are amazing in person!

Next post will be "Show and Tell" from the participants at the retreat and more "Jo" quilts. And they are GORGEOUS!!

Hugs,

Elaine

Monday, April 4, 2011

California or Bust!

On my way home from the LIberty Quilt Retreat in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It's been a fabulous 6 days in Nebraska but I'm looking forward to going home and seeing my dear husband!

Pictures of the retreat will soon be posted and wait until you see the quilts that Jo Morton shared with us!

WOW!!!

Life is good in Nebraska too!!

Hugs,

Elaine