Monday, August 29, 2011

Vivian's Blogs

Sounds of the Mountains

Vivian writes on her blog that she won a second place ribbon with this quilt at a recent TriCounty Art Show.

She's a faithful blogger with two blogs.
This one is for her art
And on her other blog here's a post about PT.B

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kathy R Finished Her Applique Quilt

We never get to see anything Kathy has sewed because she never had time to sew while the rest of us are. But here is one of several quilts she has finished in the past year.

The blocks are hand appliqued, maybe 6" square.

Too bad I didn't pick the threads off before I took the pictures.

She found the patterns in this book.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Retreat

Here are some more pictures from the August retreat.
Sally says:

"It was great with the longer days. Got a great view of the full moon over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge with the city scape in the background on the last evening. Definitely doing it again. Definitely keeping one gal to a table. "

"Definitely taking names and reserving space for the first Sunday in August 2012 (the 6th, I think) to the second Sunday. The room configuration will be 12 in the newly named Sweat Shop (formerly Scissorhands), 20 in the to be named formerly known as The Factory and 6 in Fat Quarters, as long as I can be guaranteed those rooms with that configuration. That's a total of 38, possibly 40. We will not have exclusive use of the facility, which worked out fine this past week."

"The 11 gals at the retreat have a guarantee of return. I have approximately (haven't unpacked yet!) 8-10 gals on the wait list. I will take up to 60-70 names in total. I will move outside the Point Bonita list to look for other gals in a few months, if I don't reach my numbers."
Did Yatchi get that BAQ done?

They mentioned that they could have whole-room conversations.

And there were chocolate truffles for dessert one night.

See the email from Sally on August 15th if you want to get your name on the list.

Thanks to Mabry and Sue A for pictures.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Retreat Pix

Pictures by Mabry, sent by Sue A., doctored a bit by Barbara

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bobbi on You Tube

An Alfie Dream
Here's a video Bobbi made a year or two ago when she and Carol J published their Tile Quilt Revival book.

Birds in a Cherry Tree

And here are two of her most recent tile quilts

Friday, August 5, 2011

Interview with Sue F.

The Quilt Alliance has posted an interview with Sue. Click here to read the 2009 Save Our Stories interview:


Here's quote about the quilting:
"It's all done by machine. I have a Bernina industrial machine in my studio and it's a [real.] work horse. I've only burnt it out once. [laughs.] I do a lot of heavy duty quilting with this machine. This is a queen size quilt and when it's on the wall, as you can see in one of the pictures, it hangs diagonally. I've done a series of these pieces that I call "wall blankets." I don't call them quilts, but the technique I use is quilting. My main body of work is really mixed media as I use a lot of recycled materials. I'm working a lot on canvases now and this work is similar to my "wall blankets."