Monday, November 30, 2009

Avalon 2009 - Part 1

Another great weekend - Thursday lunchtime until after Sunday lunch and a 2 hour drive home! We were a group of 24 girls staying in gorgeous accommodation and looked after by our wonderful hosts, Delvene and Peter! Thank you so much, Barb for all your organization to bring about such a memorable retreat for us all!

Gorgeous Girl, Raelene with her courthouse steps - not finished yet and I know some of you have seen a small strip before!

Raelene's 9-patch. She has a wonderful way of bringing charm to her quilts!

This stunner is Sheila's quilt made for her daughter - the top was started and finished over the weekend!
Here's Louise quilting her Christmas quilt, joined by Carole with her delightful cross-stitch!
Gloria's great block - I was so thrilled to see it as it on my 'to-do' list and I have fabrics, patterns and ruler on hand - I could jump in today and make a start, but I have to put in too much time to put in as a domestic engineer!

Too cute! Fran's blocks for a baby quilt.

Indulgence! Teena enjoying her reflexology.

Coffee! This machine went day and night.

One of the biggest thrills of the weekend - twin goats were born!

Ten frogs on one leaf - how wonderful is nature!
I hope you have enjoyed your little visit to Avalon - there's more to come - oh, I am feeling so refreshed!

36 Lovely People said ...:

Nyla said...

It looks like you had a lovely time at your retreat. I loved seeing everyone's projects, so inspiring. Would you be willing to share what the pattern is for the strip pieced Dresden Plate? It really looks fun!

Julia said...

Looks like a great time was had by all Lurline..
I see Teena enjoying a red and made the most of the time away!
Love the courthouse steps quilt and Gloria's block...catch up soon!
Hugs Julia ♥

wishes, true and kind said...

Wonderful quilts! I especially love Gloria's block!

Mildred said...

What a nice looking trip Lurline. Beautiful quilts, dear friends, and nature. I know you had a great, relaxing time.

Margaret said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing with us -- I love all the pics!

Lizzie said...

Wow Lurline, it looks as if it was not only a fabulous few days but productive too, can't wait for part 2.
Lizzie
XXX

In Awe of Applique said...

ohhhhh my goodness...love that dresdan plate, gives me new ideas!! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great creations - so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time once again.
I so love the double nine patch quilt, just wonderful.

cheers
Christine
ps. did you get your nine patch blocks?

Nedra said...

What a productive retreat. It made me wish I was there stitching next to you. I love the 10 frogs on a leaf, and all the quilts, but expecially Gloria's block. Wow.

Pokey said...

Oh, this looks so refreshing. How pleasant to be with friends. The quilts are pretty, but you have to love that froggy photo!
:-} pokey

Sue said...

What a wonderful weekend. A visit to Avalon is on my list....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ohhhh...that just looks so relaxing...sounds like you all had a ball.

Janet said...

That domestic engineering takes up way too much time - sigh... :0) What lovely quilts your friends are making.

Janet said...

What a lovely weekend you've had, yes I admired about Raelenes wonderful quilt before. Lovely photos on this post but what did you work on Lurline?

Renee said...

what a great weekend! And Gloria's block looks absolutely fantastic - what a stunner!

Rebecca said...

What fun I am happy that all looked like they had a great time
Hugs bec

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love love love the pictures, so glad that it all went well, I have yet to hear of one that didn't! Get a group of quilters together and all you get is pure joy.
Love the nature pix too.

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough - sounds like a perfect getaway! ;) I love that cute little fuzzy teddy bear stretched out by the courthouse steps quilt in the first photo - too sweet ;)

thanks for sharing - and I love that it's labeled Part 1 - meaning there are more photos on the way! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Erin said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time - everyones projects look gorgeous!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Lurline,

I am completely jealous. I wish I could time to do this with fellow crafters. I especially love the dial pieced one.

FYI, I am having a giveaway on my blog of an antique doll quilt! One week left for the drawing! Thought you would like to know!

Thanks, Stephanie

PatchworkRose said...

Lurline Sounds to me like my sort of heaven :-)
Just love that photo of the frogs and that gorgeous block. So many Fabrics So much colour
Love it.
Cheers
Lynne

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds perfect............so cool watching goats(sheep) have there babaies..........

Stephanie said...

I'm in desperate need of a retreat...perhaps next year! LOVE that dresden block. Gorgeous.

Shari said...

Your photos turned out great! What a great weekend - so glad for you all... maybe next year I can get organised to come...

Hugs - Shari

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Anywhere I can go, enjoy nice weather, friends, quilting and a glass of wine while someone gives me a foot massage;that is my kind of place!!
I love Gloria's block. I look forward to seeing your spin on it! Looking forward to part two!

moramargaritaster said...

What agreat weekend.Every projects look awesome.

Rhonda said...

What a great retreat....it's so much fun to be with quilting friends and actually get some sewing done along with laughing and eating....LOL...great post.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I want to come to your retreats.

Maria said...

What a wonderful weekend. I think a retreat is a must there.All the ladies did beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.Am now following you so can see part two.

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like a delightful time. The quilts are beautiful.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH what a delightful get away you had--and I love all the pictures of all the projects everyone is working on--i love to see what others are doing! By the way the deseden plate block--you said you had the ruler and the pattern--can you tell me what it is--I am interested in doing one--love the looks of it!
Have a great day--Hugs, Di

Beth Karese said...

Looks like a great time, Lurline! Raelene's quilts are simple, but beautiful. I love the bear posing with them... cute! Twin goats and 10 frogs... neat! I see you're keeping us waiting to see what you got done. ;-)

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline, Looks like a fantastic time was had by all and lots of sewing got done. I do love the colours in Gloria's block. Those frogs look great sitting there. I hope they didn't keep you awake.

Simon - aka Bloke said...

I am not sure what it is about Hexagons - do like them - gasp after making 1800 plus, could I go again! hmmm maybe - just maybe..

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