There are ice cycles hanging off the roof.
Some of the ice cycles go completely from the roof to the snowbanks below.
I taught a class yesterday called "Fun & Done". This technique is where you quilt as you go. When you finish the quilt, it's completely finished, from the quilting down to the binding.
Ruby's Inn is a large lodge, complete with indoor pool, restaurant, shops, etc. In order to hold numerous quilt classes at one time, Bonnie has come up with very creative spaces for the classes. I taught in the employee kitchen.
My samples of Fun & Done.
The students did a great job getting their first few blocks together, and learning this flip and sew technique.
I taught this class last year, again this year, and several have requested I teach it again next year. It's a great technique because you don't have to pay for a long arm quilter to finish the quilt. It makes it a little more affordable if you want to give quilts as gifts.
At the noon trunk show we had "Apron's On Parade". We were asked to bring an apron we had made for Show and Tell. This group of friends made their apron's together.
This one was called a "Daisy Mae" apron. Remember Li'l Abner?
And the trunk show are so fun because we see so many beautiful quilts. I took a lot of pictures and will show them in posts over the next week or so.
(My Favorite Things by Janice Mickelson)
Norma Whaley does a lot of Civil War type quilts.
One of the wonderful things about these retreats is meeting up with friends. We have been hanging out a little with the famous Nanette (of Freda's Hive) and her cute daughter Shelbie. In fact, both Nanette and Shelbie are helping me with a little skit today for one of the trunk shows. More about that later.