Calico Cutters October Retreat

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Our retreat was great fun and lots of quilting and stitching was accomplished….as well as shopping and eating.

We shared hints and tips with each other and had great fellowship together.

Our quilt challenge of “buttons”:
First place – Nancy Powell
Tied for second place –  Betty Dix and Sue  Nugent


Our fashion accessory: Halloween costume
Jackie Frye and Cathy Fasey  as “Remains of Old Quilters”

Dates for next year –   October  11- 14, 2018
Quilt challenge:  “Rick-rack”
Fashion accessory:  Floral (flowers – silk or otherwise or in the fabric)

Dates to come
October 17 – 20,   2019
October  15 – 18,  2020


Retreat Number 12

Our 12th annual retreat is now a thing of the past. There was shopping, eating, laughing and lots and lots of quilting.  As always our retreat is filled with members willing to share their knowledge and expertise.  So there was lots of learning going on as well.  Many thanks to all who came and made this a great retreat weekend !

Challenges for 2016 Retreat:

  • Quilt: Illustrate your first initial of your name—either with fabrics, colors starting with that letter, or do a modern, traditional or fancy depiction of the letter.
  • Fashion accessory:   your favorite holiday attire ( sweater, sweatshirt, vest, dress, tee-shirt, or complete outfit)…doesn’t matter what holiday.

And below are our winners:
Favorite Holiday Attire…Jackie Frye…no one can be a Halloween witch like Jackie!


And the winners of the “letter” challenge:

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1st place – Georgette Copes…..Mother giraffe and young giraffe

2nd place – Jackie Frye…beautiful appliqued “ J” with decorative vines and berries

3rd place –  Suzy Brody…Sioux Storyteller Doll with little storyteller dolls

As usual, amazing work form our members.

Below are some more pictures from the fun event: