Take 7 quilters; load up their vehicles with sewing machines, fabric, and lots of supplies; and stir them together in a house designed for quilt retreats. Garnish with good food and wine. Result: recipe for fab weekend in Charm, Ohio.
We were serious about playing with fabric, and experimented with a lot of techniques.
Monoprinting on gelatin plates
Thermofax Screen Printing
Shaving Cream and Inks
And some folks actually made quilts. Of course, we managed to visit the quilt shop next door at least once, maybe twice.
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You got so much accomplished! Did each person take responsibility for planning one of the activities?
I especially love the wildflower screen print.
Some participants who were more experienced in the oddball stuff did more of the demos. The rusting lady scoured dumps for suitable rusted stuff. The stamping ladies had a great time converting old bits of jewelry into stamps. The wildflower screen is a thermofax one I bought from PGart2fiber.
Oooh, I like the old jewelry into stamps idea!
They also made stamps out of old buttons.
Oh what fun!
It was nice just to mess around with fabric and not be nailed to a sewing machine cranking out blocks.
Thanks for posting pictures of you fun retreat! After hearing of what a great time you had in Charm at the last MQG meeting, it is nice to see pictures of some of the results.
I expect you recognize some of the place.
I’m new to your blog and enjoying your posts. This retreat must have been a blast! Such wonderful results!
Welcome to my world. We had such a good time we reserved a slot for next June. Wish I had a photo of folks pouring wine over rusted fabric. Good thing we had plenty.