Monday, October 12, 2009

Quilters of SC Fall Retreat 2009

This past weekend I just spent a wonderful weekend at the beautiful White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC. Each fall our state retreat for the Quilters of SC is held here and this year we had 278 quilters attending. We have seven different districts from all over the state attending. There are numerous classes being given by wonderful SC teachers. This year my sister Ann Stone from Bridport, Vermont and I took a class from Joyce Walton titled Watercolor Florals. You may wonder why my sister from Vermont attends the SC State retreat. Well, in order to attend you have to belong to a SC guild. Each year Ann joins The Cobblestone Quilt Guild here in Charleston and also joins the SC State Guild. She comes once a year to SC to go to the Fall Retreat with me. In the spring I go to Vermont and attend some quilting event with her. So we are able to be together to enjoy or quilting hobby twice a year.

This years class was making a wall hanging using water soluable crayons. We colored the flower designs with the crayons and then painted them with water to bring the colors alive and blend them together for the watercolor effect. Here is a picture of our almost finished quilts.

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