Rollin’ on the River

Just back from a mini-retreat with three of my Quisters, one of whom owns a vacation home just steps from the McKenzie River in the lush Willamette Valley in Oregon. How sweet it is to fall asleep to the sound of the river rushing by! We sewed for two full days out of three; the third day was reserved for an excursion to Sisters, Oregon for lunch, a bit of shopping, and an absolutely essential stop at the Stitchin’ Post.

Each evening we walked to the river, glasses of wine in hand, to spend a few peaceful moments enjoying the beautiful setting and reviewing our accomplishments of the day. Peggy had to leave early so she missed our “show and tell” photo shoot this morning before we left. Here is Deborah with the two sets of pillow shams she made to go with her recently completed king-size bed quilt. She also worked on blocks for a red and green quilt that is going to be simply sensational:

Deborah with pillow shams and quilt blocks


Vickie was on a roll! She made umpteen hot pads and coasters as well as these classic terry-cloth towel bibs for her darling 6-month-old twin grandsons:

Vickie with hot pads, coasters, and bibs


And here I am with my latest fractured image — subject of a class I will teach at the Pine Needle this fall — and a set of pillowcases for the Portland White House:

Dawn with fractured image and pillowcases


I also made the label (not shown) for my 4-Patch Wonder quilt, Framboise, which we had fun staging against the backdrop of the McKenzie River:

Framboise (69″ x 84″), August 2012


A great getaway in a gorgeous location with dear friends. . . what could be better than that?!




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One Response to Rollin’ on the River

  1. Peggy Kelly says:

    Loved the pictures, Dawn. Your fractured quilt is beautiful! Nice job with the staging of your quilt! So glad it didn’t get washed away,

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