Twas a great retreat indeed and I have a few things to show for myself! My first day was photo editing/printing on fabric/image transfer techniques with Susan Purney-Mark. I came with memory stick loaded with an assortment of photos but it soon became clear that my Peony picture was a must for a photo quilt. Here is the result: (Printed photo on EQ printables; printed a second photo on Extravorganza, cut 2 pictures into tiles and then steam a seam lite onto the photo as a 'suggestion' of a second photo superimposed overtop.) I managed to get it framed and pinned but not yet quilted.
Here's another small project we all did in the class: (teacher supplied kit with photo and fabric):
I already knew some of the techniques we used in the class but it was great fun to learn new things and to actually have some dedicated time to focus on a small project/art quilt.
The second and third days were a mystery quilt designed by Kelly English and Arlene MacKenzie. The quilt is called "Dash to the Finish". The centre block is a big Churn Dash featuring a focal fabric. These sunflowers just called my name at Bib N Tucker Quilting here in Victoria and became the focal point for my quilt. I then had 2 choose 1 light, 1 medium and 1 dark to compliment the focal fabric. I just loved these fabrics and had so much fun putting this quilt together. Here is an array of photos as the quilt progressed during the 2 days.
All in all, a fabulous, creative time away at Quilting in the Trees. My goal now is to finish off all projects from this year before signing up for next year's inspiration!!