Loose Threads: Shipshewana Show and Tell

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shipshewana Show and Tell

Those of you that have been to the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana know that I've been home since Sunday afternoon.  The connection at the Farmstead Inn was a bit slow, and it was hard to upload photos.  So I'm just carrying on just as if I were still at the retreat.  Here are some photos from our show and tell on Friday evening:

This is my finished Roll Roll Cotton Boll quilt top!!!   This was a mystery from Bonnie Hunter that started a short while after our last retreat in November.  I thought I would never finish when she posted the clue to do 600 half square triangles, but here it is.

This quilt belongs to Deb at Disaster Diva blog.  I love the lime!

This quilt by Cathy is based on a quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I love the border fabric, and look at all of the half square triangles. 

This quilt is by Barb from Minnesota.  Beautiful applique' and I love the cats!!

This one was striking.  I don't know the name of the maker or the quilt pattern. 

A beautiful version of the Sarah Johnson quilt.

Here are two different versions of Aunt Millie's Garden - one is by Lynn and the other by Elaine.   I love these quilts.  These girls are part of a group where several members are making their own version of the quilt. 

The rest of show and tell is on my webshots page.  
 I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching today.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 


Annemariesquilt said...

Hi Luann

Thank you for showing this wonderful Quilt pieces!!
Happy Easter to you ;-)

Mary Lou Casada said...

Beautiful quilts, LuAnn!! And congrats on the Roll Roll Cotton Boll!!! I love that are so many of us who persevered and got-r-done!! :-D
Mary Lou

Teresa said...

Thank you fof all your beautiful pictures from you shipshe retreat! I feel like I was there too...no...wait...I don't have a beautiful RRCB quilt top finished, YOU do! Your top turned out so beautifully! Now all those 600 HST's are just a past memory. It was sure worth the effort. I have yet to start mine...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Barb said...

Just beautiful...thanks!

Quiet Quilter said...

Thanks for the lookee-look. Really breathtaking!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful showing of quilts. I love your Cotton Boll! Gorgeous.

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
I'm not enough words to tell you, what's my opinion about your Roll Roll Cotton Ball. It looks so wonderful, I love these beautiful colors. Gorgeous.
Thank you for showing quilts of other members of the retreat. I think, it was a great meeting. Tomorrow I'll have a look at your webshots.
Have a nice and cozy weekend.

Karen said...

All so lovely and you did a beautiful job on the Roll Roll Cotton Boll! I have the pattern for Auntie Millie's Garden and last year I searched for the perfect red fabrics without any luck. I then considered green, as it is my favourite colour. Now, after seeing the green version here, green it will be!

Linda said...

Love your version of the mystery quilt. It's beautiful! Love the quilt parade! Some talented ladies! The Farmstead Inn is the perfect place for a retreat. I really enjoyed it when I stayed there once.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful quilts. Is the Dear Jane convention a group of women making the DJ quilts? I started one and after making 9 blocks I decided it was not the project for me and I sold my book and software and said "enough". I admire those who make the quilts, it takes determination.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on finishing Roll, roll cotton boll !! Great job.
Loved the show and tell, but then again, who doesn't. What a talented group!

Cheri said...

Your Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll is gorgeous. Great talent at that retreat.

Mama Pea said...

What a great parade. I love how your roll roll cotton boll turned out. I also like that adaptation of Edyta's pattern. Well I like them all!

Yvette said...

I can't pick my favorite, they are all so beautiful. The cat quilt is amazing.

I do love your Bonnie Hunter quilt and would love to make one.

Trudy Wells said...

Hi Luann

I love your quilt. I kind of wish that I did one too. I see what you mean by 600 triangles. Funny. Triangles are calling my name again too. Anyway great job.

BTW, I appliqued two little baskets today. I have three more to do and I will be caught up with the group that I prepared on my last retreat. I think these blocks bring my count over 100 done so far. Stitch one when you do your Wednesday flower.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Candace said...

All the quilts are lovely, but I really love your RRCB. I'm still working on my lap quilt sized one, and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. Yours is awesome.

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