On the night of the retreat we had a wonderful meal at Maddox Lodge. Then Pam shared with us her thoughts on quilt making by "prairie women" and the "make-do" approach many had to apply. She had several antique quilts on hand for us to see, illustrating the elements she described. Then we were treated to a parade of her lovely designs and creations for Heartspun Quilts. I won't try to show you all of them, but there are quite a few I can't resist sharing. For the most part, I'll let them speak for themselves.
I have been eyeing this on Pam's blog for some time. She has done it in R/W/B there, and I love it that way!
This pattern is named Winter Retreat, so of course I had to buy it at Winter Retreat. I have plans for this that I will share another time.
I came home with a stack of patterns. At the trunk show, the pattern, hexie papers, and fabric for this pincushion were all in a little kit by our place setting.
I was gifted two of these "Journey" packs by a couple of very sweet women--I bought the other one.
Kim, my friend and traveling companion, presented me with this very sweet and fun bundle! On the left are two bars of soap she made. Can't wait to try it! And just look at that chunky churndash pincushion. I forgot to ask if she knew it is one of my favorite blocks--and I love pink and brown together!
Until next time,