Saturday, December 4, 2010

On The Road To Inspiration.......opps behind again!

I'm behind on my camp post so here goes!!! Whenever I go to quilt camp I always get inspired...very inspired.  All those quilty people together in one place, so many wonderful projects being made, so much quilt talk going on and then to have Eleanor Burns right there with us the whole time....well just plain inspiring!!!  I just have to admit she is like a rock star to me...a living, breathing, quilting rock star.  She's to blame for my first quilt class.  The sign posted in that craft store 26 years ago read "Log Cabin Quilt In A Day"!!!! Well heck, I have a day :-) !!!  That's the very moment where my quilting obsession was born.  So many quilts and wonderful friendships have been made since that day and I give her all the credit.  Her passion for quilting is infectious, and how she keeps the schedule she has is a mystery to me!!  All the people she has started down the quilting path......well just plain amazing.

Camp this year was mainly a social (jabbering) time...but here's some pretty quilts that were there to inspire. Gotta love a log cabin....and this quilt on the right called to me all camp!!  I have a huge collection of 30's that just need to be made into this quilt.   An oh so sweet posy quilt...love the rick rack for the

stems.  I can just see this beauty on a little girls bed. 

 My dear friend Annie made this cuter than cute birthday quilt for her granddaughter Clare's first birthday...it's in a Quilt In Day book called Ice Cream Cone Quilt.  Some grandma love went in to that!  So great visiting and sewing with Annie.      

Here's a group of us visiting Eleanors studio.....Lani, me, Karen, Jennifer and Pat...all such great friends...I'm a lucky girlie!   This should be an add for how are you enjoying retirement?!  My friend Beth (standing) retired in June and sadly moved away to New Mexico...well not sad for her but for me because we can't play anymore.  She is so happy and loves her new place. We all were very grateful that her husband drove her to quilt camp.  That's Judy and Marilyn enjoying our visit at Eleanor's lovely home.
Since camp things have been very busy. Thanksgiving....
my sweet family.  Then there's been some decorating happening...  getting lights on the tree, decorating the castle......
oh wait....that was a visit to Disneyland with the Dots, their mom and dad and our girl.  We were busy looking for Nemo.....and here's our girls!
Yes decorating is happening in our castle, but may be not as many lights!  Happy December everyone!

11 comments:

Allie said...

Never mind Eleanor, I want to know how YOU have so much energy, lol! Sounds like you're enjoying the season very much, I'm glad - your family is gorgeous!

Carol said...

LOVE the family picture...those Little Dots are as cute as can be...they're growing up so fast. Love that 30's quilt too...was it a pattern. Oh Eleanor...got so many of us going! She is one amazing lady! Glad you had so much fun!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cheryl we must have started quilting on the very same day :-) I love Eleanor, she revolutionized my quilting. Throw away those scissors and templates. Get the rotary and cut, cut, cut and get rid of it :-) Great pictures. Looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Including Eleanor.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Sounds like you are truly enjoying every moment. That's awesome!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

FUN FUN FUN!! Could your family be any cuter???
Katie looks sooooo happy and I'm happy for her.

Mary Anne Drury said...

HI Cheryl! Looks like you had a great time at camp! I've never met Eleanor but I have met her sister Pat a few years ago (she spoke at our quilt guild meeting) ..... she's also energetic and bubbly like her sis (must be in the gene pool!)

P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog! and don't get too much Christmas decorating done yet at the castle .... I don't want you to show me up ..... but then again, I don't want to give up my title of Queen of the Procrastinating Slackers so go ahead and get yours done first!!! :)

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I am sure your castle is just beautiful. I love the look on those adorable little boys! Happy December Cheryl!

Carrie P. said...

I thought that looked like Eleanor Burns. I have not had a class with her but have seen her on video before.
The show and tell was great.
Merry Christmas!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

How fun - camp looks like a blast! And what cute quilts! Loving in the decorating going on at your castle (smile)!

Katie said...

What fun times! I'd love to know what pattern makes that thirties fabric quilt. :-)

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