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March 21, 2010

Quilt retreat , Holland Spring and Love Apples

Last weekend I went to Andijk for a quilt retreat. I met six other members of a Dutch group to quilt, stitch, chat, laugh and visit quiltshops. It was so nice to meet others that have the same love for fabrics and fibers and we had a great weekend. We agreed to make a little gift for each other and this is what I did. These are from Lizzie Kate and I stitched the month of their birthday and finished it on top of a little suitcase.



Of course I took my Red Delicious blocks with me, so I can show you block three today, Love Apple.



During the week I have been paying attention to the Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I almost finished another house, but I don't show a picture until that's done. The weekend I have been stitching on Holland Spring and in the second onion there is a bridge coming up.


Here are some pictures of the Quilt retreat. At first our group (I'm on the leftside) and the presents we received/made.










13 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I love what you made for your retreat ladies! And your Holland piece -- gorgeous, as is the applique piece! Can I have that lovely apple green wall at your retreat? lol! Great color!

Ellen said...

Wow, what lovely suitcases! Love your finishing technique. I love retreats, wish there are such retreats in Singapore.

Hugs,

Barbara said...

Joke, I so love your suitcase finishes you made for all the ladies at your retreat. What a unique idea! Sounds like you had a wonderful retreat. Your other stitching projects are looking beautiful (as is all your work).
Barb in TX

Janaina said...

Mini suitcases!! How inventive, Joke! Well done! =)
I just adore the white towel with blue flowers. So delicate!
Hugs from sunny Brazil.

Ingrid said...

WOW !!! i love this suitcases.....and your Holland Spring is really gorgeous !!Your other stitching projects are also beautiful !
Hugs Ingrid

Debra said...

Oh my those are so cute. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Mylene said...

The mini-suitcases are so cute!

Giovanna said...

Those LK smalls are just charming! And I love watching your Holland mandala grow.

Carolyn NC said...

Your LK gifts are just charming, as are the gifts you received. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Love the apples and Holland!ad

Maureen said...

oh those suitcases are too cute ! I am so impressed, i could never be that creative.

Yvonne said...

Adore the mini suitcases! they are very lovely.

jacqueline said...

hoi wat leuk was het he! ik vond het super gezellig! ik ben ook al begonnen aan een huisje, altans het tuintje ervan. (meer achteruit aan het borduren dan vooruit maar goed, hihihihi) groetjes tot gauw

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Such darling little "trunks" for your retreat ladies, Joke!!! I just love the whole idea and your beautiful stitching. You must have had such fun!
Hugs

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