I am finally rested from my quilting retreat. We had so much fun but I was exhausted!
Our Quilt Guild hosts this wonderful event every two years and I was asked to host the party for 150. I was so thrilled and honored that I agreed before I knew the dates; my wedding anniversary (oops). So for two years the committees would meet, plan and meet some more. We had some wonderful out of state and in state teachers and friends from all over joined us for three fun filled days. There were several vendors that set up mini quilt shops to give us an opportunity to fondle fabric and spend money ;)
On Thursday night we were delighted to have Sue Nichols share her stories of how she became a quilter.
I apologize for the poor quality of my amateur picture taking but all I had was my cell phone. Her quilts are amazing!
Friday night one of our other teachers, Jeanette Huff gave a wonderful lecture. Unfortunately I missed it. My troops and I were setting up for a Mardi Gra Gala!
~ the buffet ~
~ the tables ~
We were given two challenges; a feathered mask and a quilt challenge. Both Mardi Gra themed. Here is a picture of the mask parade.
~ our third place winner ~
~ my silly friend Carol Ann (left) won second place ~
~ and a very adorable first place winner! (left) ~
~ receiving her much deserved award from Tom Russell ~
And then the parade of quilts! There were some really amazing quilts and I had way too much fun with this ;)
~ third place went to......drum roll please.....ME! ~
~ second place went to #15 (far left) ~
~ and first place went to #2 (left) ~
The one on the right is my friend Donna's. She traveled all the way from Hawaii to join us and brought some friends from Louisiana.
~ Donna on the right and her friend Carol on the left ~
We were entertained by the very talented Bell Pointe Quilters performing a "Quilter's version of Momma Mia". Okay - I have to admit I have never seen Momma Mia but seriously - this skit was knee slapping, wet your pants HILARIOUS!
And my silly husband who drove out to spend our anniversary with me. Thank you honey for all your help with the party. Thank you for enduring weeks of the living room being filled with Mardi Gras decorations and all the nights I sewed into the wee hours to complete my quilt challenge. Thank you for holding my hand when I would worry I wouldn't be able to pull this off. Thank you for allowing me to spend a few days with the girlfriends so we could stay up late, giggle and let our hair down. You're the best and I adore you!
Welcome to my Fall Cloche Party hosted by the very talented and super-sweet Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.
These are just a couple of my cloches that I have ready for Fall, the others are getting into their Halloween costumes for another up coming party ;)
Today my husband and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I have been truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband. So where am I? I'm off at a quilt retreat and where is he? He will be joining me to help host a party for 150. He's such a great guy!!
The goblins will be haunting,and the monsters will mash,
It's time to get ready for a Halloween Bash!
The fun begins on October 19th
So pull on your boots and dust off your brooms,
Show us some pictures of your favorite costumes!
Fluff up your blogs and decorate with style,
This is sure to be a blog party
that will be worth your while!
So if you dare; come one, come all
To my first blog party that is sure to be a scream for ALL!
~ If you would like to Participate ~
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3. The party will begin on Monday, October 19th and will run for 13 days to Halloween. Feel free to do one post or 13; have fun and be creative. Just please have something ready on the 19th ~ company will come and you will want to have your best witches hat on! Treats are always nice or there may be tricks ;)
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