Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Crazy Quilt Retreat - Last of the PIctures

It's been fun going through all the photos and reliving our 2009 CQ International Retreat. Now I'll get to play with all my new knowledge and goodies....

Gerry K. & Ingrid

Looking down the stairs

Below: Some of the laces I dyed (on the left),
The new CQI (Crazy Quilting International) logo embroidered on a tote (center), given to all retreat attendees as a gift. Gerry K. designed the logo and Leslie machine-embroidered it Other Stuff: gifts from various attendees. Everyone was so generous!

Below: Piecemakers Calendar from Ingrid, yummy fabrics from Connie, lavender sachet made by Carolyn and won by me in the Chinese Auction

Below: Darling Teacup Pincushion made by Lauri B. Claudina won it (along with an incredible Cabin in the Woods stitchery commemorating the retreat). Claudina generously gave me the teacup because she knew how much I loved it!

Below: Some of the polyclay images and molds I made, two mother-of-pearl buttons I painted, and five silk buttons that I dyed with potassium permanganate.

One afternoon Connie and I went out to get some photographs of the surrounding area of Breckenridge. I got dozens of great photos, but will spare you (although a lot of them will be great ideas for landscape stitcheries!). Here are four of my favorites.

An autumn hillside

A mountain meadow after the first snow melted

One of my favorite, almost magical-in-feel photos. An autumn Fairy Hollow?

The beautiful lake just two miles from where we stayed. What a gorgeous day it was! Look at the picturesque shoreline ...

Until next time...


  1. This retreat looks like so much fun. I think this is my kind of retreat now. The Omaha classes seemed like I was running from when I got there until I left. Let me know for next yedar when they decide on when and where and I will see if I can attend - that is if they are opening it up to more people.



  2. It sure looks like a wonderful time, Cathy...thanks for sharing it with us!


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