Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More retreat fun

After our visit to the museum, we had lunch at Macaroni Grill, an Italian restaurant where they put white paper on the table and give you crayons! With visions of antique CQs still running through their brains, Cathy and Gerry K. decorated their end of the table with motifs and seam treatments the likes of which have never been seen before in the Macaroni Grill or any other restaurant!!!

Connie and Leslie.

This is the not-quite-finished product.

After lunch, we went SHOPPING (that's power shopping)! Our first stop was a small but stuffed bridal and fancy dress fabric store in Denver called Allyn's. Talk about a CQer's paradise. They had ribbons, laces, buttons, beads, trims, and the fanciest (and priciest) of fancy fabrics. So much merchandise that there's barely room to walk through the aisles! We kept 3 sales clerks busy for at least an hour.

Cathy is dreaming she's gone to heaven. Oh, wait, we're already there! CQ heaven, that is!

Those bags are all laces, mostly Venise.

Saturday morning we visited the Rocky Mountain Crazy Quilt group for their meeting and heard a presentation from Paulette Reading on conservation and preservation of quilts, which was most enlightening. This is the recently completed banner for the group.


LouAnne said...

First of all...I need to know where that Bridal store is! Yikes! Truly looks like CQ Heaven. 2ndly I want to thank you for posting a piture of the recently finished banner because I made a block for it and have never seen the whole thing before. My block is the one in the lower right corner - you can almost see my signature spider web & spidey!

cq4fun said...

I love the table decoration1

Jane said...

Thanks so much for sharing all these photos of this great retreat.

Judy S. said...

Wow, Janet, it looks like you had a great time! It must have been really fun to see all those neat quilts up close, not to mention the fun shopping expeditions.
Speaking of up close, thanks for your wonderful birdhouse block; I never dreamt that it would one day be mine! Your stitching is fabulous and the whole thing even nicer "in person" than the photo shows it. I LOVE it!