Sunday, October 26, 2008
Home from Quilt Retreat
I just returned from a wonderful 2-day Quilt Retreat. Per requests, I will post my recipe (from Margie, originally) that was so popular at our Quilt Retreat. My goodness we had a LOT to eat - thanks to everyone's contributions! You might note that in the above photo, a LOT of the food is GONE!
1 bag frozen cranberries - (do not thaw)
1 C. sugar
1 sm. box cherry jello (do not dilute)
1/2 C. finely chopped walnuts
1 can drained pineapple tidbits
Whiz cranberries in food processor with sugar & dry jello, pour into bowl. Whiz apples in food processor pour into bowl. Add drained pineapple and finely chopped walnuts to the bowl. Mix it up. It will be somewhat dry/mushy. Top with topping or whipped cream.
This is the YMCA lodge where we stayed. It's a WONDERFUL place - clean, bright, designed well, large rooms, TVs, VCR, DVDs in rooms, living area between the double rooms, LARGE common area for our quilting activities, beautiful grounds, and all handicap accessible.
This is the view out of the common area, towards the 'Bluffs'. There is a large playground, much grass, and beyond the grass is the Platte River, flowing swiftly - (note to Marlene's Mom, "she did NOT fall in!")
Below, Machelle is working on her gorgeous Irish Chain - Sue is providing technical support if needed.
Vickie's Kaleidoscope - it's just gorgeous! She and I had the same class at our State Quilt Convention in July.
Carolyn's blocks she won at Quilt Guild. She decided to set them from light to dark.
Vickie is working hard on arranging those blocks
We had a LOT of good space. That's Anita's back and Alice, and Marcia kinda blending in with background. 8-)
mmm I see Marlene and Sharon in this photo and ???. Look at all that beautiful light we had. We also had pressing stations, and cutting table stations, and several table where quilts in process could be laid out.
Sue is concentrating, Sydney is working away, with her string blocks on the floor, Karen is working as is Laurie. I have several Ohio Star "Shirt Quilt" blocks laying on the floor - I sit on that pillow to sit a bit higher.
Wilma is an accomplished sewist AND can make her embroidery machine also dance!
A t-shirt quilt in process by Nancy.
Sharon, taking our photo after all is over! She set the camera up for a time-delay photo, but her head became stuck in that chair and she couldn't extricate herself in time, so the first photo did NOT include her! There were 29-30 of us attending.
I'm pooped, but happy.