Monday, May 27, 2013

Berkshire Quilt Retreat, Part 3

Here is our fearless Berkshire trip organizer, Karen. She had just returned home from Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon. She designs original quilt patterns under the name of QuiltLily Designs. She also runs quilt weekends with her business partner, Kate, as Berkshire Quilts. And when she's not doing all this, she also has a full time job--she is an engineer!

During our quilt retreat, Karen was quite busy machine quilting for her many customers.

She also gave Kellie, age 8, a private quilting lesson. Kellie is our friend Kathleen's daughter. Kathleen usually comes to our Berkshire retreat, but her husband was scheduled to work all weekend. Kellie was able to come though! Karen and Kellie made a doll quilt for Kellie's American Girl doll. She has five of them. They are going to share.
At the pressing station.

At the sewing machine.
Kellie's finished doll quilt.

Being photo-bombed by brother Eric, age 5.
Did I mention that all of the fabric for Kellie's doll quilt came from our Left, Right, Center dice game? Yes, we taught five-year old Eric to gamble (for fabric) and he won! The fabric category was Anything Goes. Nancy D. won the Kaffe Fassett round and Jean won the Batik round. Marion won our annual game of Dead or Alive? (25 out of 33 right) and received a Forever Comfy Combination Cushion (as seen on TV). This will come in handy for long quilt weekends!

One more post to come!

Pugs and kisses,

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