Wednesday, March 21, 2012

oatmeal quilt and retreat signup deadline

I started yet another quilt....the third start in one week's time. Sheesh! I'm using my neutral scraps and sewing them together using the slab technique, as shown in my book Sunday Morning Quilts. (yay!!!) I bet I run out of steam on this project before I run out of scraps! :)

On another note....
If you are interested in the Mother's Day Quilt Retreat, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, there are still spots available. The deadline for signing up is March 28, so in one week from today. It's only $250 for the entire weekend, including meals, lodging and the classes. I will be teaching my machine quilting sampler class, which covers free motion quilting, quilting with a walking foot and a quilt as you go technique. I hope you can join me there! You can read all the details here. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

23 comments:

Cherie said...

*wipes tear from eye* Oatmeal quilt love the name it made me chuckle! Can't wait to see the updates on how it's going.Loving the warm tones quilt!! =D

Jen said...

Those "oatmeal" blocks don't have to be a whole quilt - they'd be great applique backgrounds - or a great base for a pillow! Either way, I think they're great!

carol said...

I also love the oatmeal blocks. This will be a beauty!

Jensters said...

Im new to quilting and some say ive caught the bug!...your work is stunning.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love Jen's idea to use the oatmeal for an applique background!

Kim said...

The blocks look great and I am really enjoying your book. You did a great job on it. It has so many ideas I can hardly wait to dive into
them all! I even blogged about it today :0)

Happy Sewing

Kate said...

Oh my! the retreat is actually near me!! I had no idea you lived even in the same region of the country as me, let alone that close! (well, assuming you live somewhere close to the retreat! Unfortunately my little baby is too little to leave overnight, but this does sound like fun!! (the other hard part, I suppose, would be that I do all my sewing and quilting on a 1953 Pfaff in a cabinet... way too heavy to bring somewhere for a retreat. :(

Teresa said...

Your retreat is so close to me - wish I could go!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Lovin' where you're goin with the oatmeal quilt! I was thisclose to coming out to your retreat, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. Still bummed about it. :(

Lisa Lisa said...

Enjoying the book very much! Sure wish I lived closer :)

Carla said...

Can't wait to get your book.

That oatmeal quilt is definitely on my list.

Great work!! Well done x

Annie said...

Just ordered THE Book!

notes of sincerity said...

If I lived closer I would attend the retreat for sure!! :0)

Terry said...

I'm doing it! (The retreat, that is!) It's my Mother's Day gift to me! I'm so excited, can't wait ;-)

Suzanne said...

It's fun to see the different values in these blocks. Since they are all different sizes I'm eager to see how they are used or pieced into a top.

Nina said...

I've been trying to spend less time reading craft books and blogs, and more time actually crafting... But this 'slab technique' looks and sounds interesting. Is it an improv method? Your book might have to move from my wishlist to my basket...

car54 said...

Ohhhhh I am making a neutral quilt right now. I can't wait to see yours come together!

I look forward to hearing all about your retreat- I bet you have a great time.

Ina said...

I LOVE the cream and white together! Very elegant and modern. ;p

nancy said...

love the oatmeal color palette, can't wait to see the finished quilt! conratulations on your book, thanks for sharing your talent, you're such an inspiration!!!

mammafairy said...

I am loving your oatmeal quilt blocks, such a peaceful feel.
Wish I could join your retreat, but too far from the UK I am afraid! Enjoy it!

Clair said...

Why did you start another project? :) I have been showing your book to people at work...two people think that they might buy it. :) :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Is Terri going to be at the retreat. If so, I can't begin to say how, um, what's a nice word...envious I am!Your oatmeal quilt is going to be fantastic. I have scads of neutrals and have always wanted to do a quilt like this.

Karen Sue said...

My niece wanted these oatmeal colors in her quilt for her wedding gift. I was kind of wishy-washy about it, but now I've seen yours, I'm excited! Thanks!