Friday, August 19, 2011

Our 2011 GTG retreat give-away quilt...

Last year's GTG retreat give-away quilt was won by Diane S, from our NY group.  Because she won, she was required to choose the theme for this year's big give-away quilt, collect all the blocks, and make a completed top ready for quilting--to be drawn at this year's GTG retreat.  Because we gathered in Ohio last year and this year, Diane decided the Ohio Star block would be perfect for the quilt.  She chose batiks as the fabric for the stars with a white-on-white background.  Everyone attending the retreat had to donate a block and anyone not attending could make one if they chose, but you had to be present to win the top.  This is the beautiful result : 

Diane enlisted Donna G's help to decide how to lay out the quilt blocks.  They decided to set the blocks on point and used other batiks for the setting triangles.  One of the club's members, Diane C had planned to come, but health issues kept her away.  She sent a block made by a friend and Diane S and Donna G used it to make a very special label for the back of the quilt.

Quilt Label

This year's very lucky winner was Marcia S, who has had a big part in the planning of past GTG retreats, holding mystery quilt-a-thons during the year, and always has a new tote bag for us to do at retreat.  She has never won the give-away quilt before, so everyone was very happy that she was this year's recipient.

Donna G, Marcia S, Diane S in front of the Batik Beauty

Donna G, Marcia S holding the quilt label, Diane S

Until next time....
Happy Quilting from Sharon, Katie, and Patsy Cline

1 comment:

Superior Threads said...

What a beautiful quilt and a great idea. That would be a fun project for our friendship group. Love the cats as well. They seem to fit right in.