Wednesday, April 21, 2010

retreat got my back.

we had so much fun, the three quilt pictures are pictures of the quilts by some of the instructors that taught them. i took all three of these classes. i haven't completed any of them yet. will post those at a later date. their were many other class i wish i had taken. the person in the rollers was our hostess for the pajama party. everyone was so crazy and we had to parade on the little stage to show off our pajama's. it was fun, my friend felicia won for the most craziest person parading across the stage. you miss a show from her. i won for the first person registering for the retreat second year in a row. we had fat quarter swaps. i have some nice pieces from the swap. my friend charlene and sandy won the block challenge. there was show -n- tell every night. there were so many talented people their. there was a ugly fabric auction and i believe they made over about $800 dollars that will be donated to cancer research..

i met old friends and made new friends. the reason that i am say this is because quilters are the best. one day while we were there we were ask to go to someone that we didn't know and introduce yourself to them and talk and then turn them around and rub their shoulders and say "I GOT YOUR BACK!". and they are to turn and do the same thing to you. the next day in class i sat next to someone that i didn't know and i got a call from home and i had an emergency, and i start to cry. i said i need a hug and this stranger gave me a hug and then she rub my shoulder and told me that she had my back. she stay with me until i found out that everything was OK at home. the sistah had my back. and i am grateful for her. during the rest of my stay when we saw each other we would greet each other and say I GOT YOUR BACK. know matter where i go and i am around quilters there is always an act if kindness.



the retreat was given by the 54-40 quilters guild in virginia.
great work 54-40. see you again in two years.


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Fabulous post! The quilts are nothing short of amazing. Hurry up to finish yours so we can see! (How's that for pushy?!)

There is nothing like the community of fellow artists and the support they give, personally and in the particular art. It's how I get through, I know that!

Karen S said...

What a wonderful story! And, yes, quilters are the best!

Trish Williams said...

You all look like you had a great time. Maybe the next time I can attend.

yetunde said...

thank you all for your lovely comments. and will try to finish my pieces quickly.

aisha said...

I simply love your use of the fabrics to make up the faces. I'm watching and learning a lot from you.