Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A New Book with Need of Photos- Can you Help?

So I am redoing a book in August that is going to be fun. I am adding some me hoochy blocks to the "Hoochy Mama" book and to that I am adding the Flowrr Power book with new birds and some new flower ideas and to
Those I am
Adding a whole grouping of border ideas and some animals and some cars.
It is going to have all three books in one and will be called "Hoovy TWOchy." If it gets printed on time it will be available the end of August and will give you super ideas got more fun quilts!!!
 
 
My dear friend Charlotte put together this Flower Power sample...can I use this Charlotte?
 
So what I really need is any photos you have of a Hoochy wall hanging or a Flower Power wall hanging or quilt. I know there are good ones out there and I would love to share them! 
I am self publishing this book. Hope you see what a fun method it is and leads to great quilts!!

 
Sharon Stanton did these darling blocks 
Darlene did these beautiful blocks in our Asilomar class. Love them all!!
 
 
 

 
These girls are all Paducah students. Great flowers and fun too!
Imagine being able to do a cute row of people. Those patterns will be in there also! Watch this blog and in August it willMTell You how and where to order it.


There is nothing quite so fun as flowers, birds and creative things seen by you! A great chance for us all to be creative and HAPPY!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Beautiful Day in my Neighborhood

  Great quilts come about at Asilomar )emptyspoolsseminars.com)'
Carol from San Diego remembered that her Mother did so many things and that she said "Many hands make light work." I love this fun quilt!! Everything is great about it!! Plus it is a quilt that will remember her Mother for generations to come!
 
This quilt story means a lot to Pam Dransfelt and anyone lucky enough to see it. Her Mother did this quilt in one of my longer workshops many years ago. When she went into a care facility this quilt hung I. The wall next to her. And when she passed away last month, Pam had this story that is joyful and happy about her lovely Mother. Wonderful!!
 
Mary who has taken many classes with me did this lovely story quilt about her husband who has passed away. It is really lovely and it has what they said before they went to sleep- "Good night husband" and "Goodnight wife."
Lovely in every way.
 
I spent this past week in San Diego with three different guilds. Friendship guild chose a two day self portrait workshop and we had so much fun! The idea is "who are you that day?"
It is all about imagination and creativity. Get out of that box you are in! 😀
 
The above person is Elaine's Mother who was multi talented. Such fun!!
 
The beginning of her story after she finished her fun borders. Wouldn't you love to do a quilt about your Morher or a Grandmother? So
Much to say!
 
I loved this bulldog and his coloring of purple and turquoise! Very creative and fun!
 
This is fun and the first day it took a little while to get out of the box and the. "Joila"
She was out and creating like the wind. Unfortunately she cut her finger and had to go to emergency but she came back and was a busy bee!!
 
Ouch!!!
 
Glad she is ok and did such a good job with story and color! Fun! 
 
We did flowers in the other two guilds. Pretty fun and so Many flowers to pick from!
I am out of books but am adding three books into one. Hoochy Mama, Flower Power and all New animals and other things with this technique. The new book will be available in August and will be called "Hoochy Twochy."
Stay tuned. 😉
 
Flowers...
 
More flowers...
 
 
 
 
 
We had good giggles and enjoyed each other and the fun of this technique. I had a busy but happy week in beautiful San Diego. Such nice girls there!!
       Hoping to weed before I leave for Tulsa the end of the month and then fun with my retreat buddies. Can't wait for creative fun and Tina's cooking too!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Final Retreat Work- a blessing for all of us

 
Shannon above this a wonderful
Self Portrait.
  
Mary loves her cat named "Miss Kitty."
This is her self portrait
 
Shannon did two quilts. She started this quilt with a pieced purple flower and it took flight after that!
 Sharon loves to camp
With friends in Kentucky. There are
Lots more details being planned. It is wonderful in person!
 
Sharon Also made this adorable Queen Bee. Love the pieces borders!
 This is Sheila who came for the first time. We all enjoyed her and her wonderful
Stories about her new life! She has a lot of sewing skills!
 
Doreen did a darling story self portrait. Such fun! That chicken cracks me up!
 
 Caroline loves elephants and figured out how to do a portrait with both she and an elephant were in. I think this is adorable!!
 
And finally Shannon who is multi talented is doing herself with a marguerite. It sure is cute!!
     We still
Have room at my retreat. If you would like to come to Spokane Valley and have fun with Story quilts there is more information on my website at Marylouweidman.com
Retreat information is at the top. 
Contact me at Lattegirl@aol.com
     This will Probably be my last retreat

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Workshop Fun!


 
This quilt is the beginning of a self portrait with Sheila. Her cat is named Shadow.
 
Here is Sheila working on her self portrait and she is happy! Me too!
 
This is Shannon. She loves bunnies and this is her story quilt at our retreat in West Virginia. It made us all happy!
 
This is Mary and she is doing a self portrait.
 
Here is the beginning of her self portrait.
  
Here is her self portrait and it is progressing quit nicely! Her cat "Miss Kitty" is a calico cat.
 
Shannon decided she needed to do a self portrait too. This is the beginning. Looks just like her so far. 
 
Now she is really starting to take shape on a fun way. Stay tuned. We have one more day.
 
This is Carolyn's lady. She has the perfect hair fabric plus some class secrets to making great self portraits. Lots of fun for all of us!
 
I had a little time and so I am going to do a farm girl and this is the beginning. I have great plans for this girl! Hee Hee.
      We still have room at my retreat. Information is at Marylouweidman.com
Look at the top of the page and click retreats for info. Email me and send your check in Now. We have great plans and prizes and MissTina  is cooking again and great people have signed up!  We will be doing Story Quilts but you can do your self portrait and include some things about you. Come and learn the secrets!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Its Time to send your money in for The Retreat


Above is Carol from Arizona who is Awesome! 
 I've been packing up fabrics and Fairy Gifts and fun things for the retreat here in June. Marylouweidman.com
We have had retreats here for seven years and I am moving it closer to my house so that if the weather is good I can have you over for a nice dinner in my backyard for fun.
Please send your deposit money 9half this month and the other half by May 15th- to 
Mary Lou Weidman
1521 N. Argonne #276
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
GOOD news! It is $50 less than posted. So it is $600.
I had planned on taking people on a cruise on Coeur d'Alene Lake but I cannot get it together with their schedule.
So we will go on a field trip to Coeur d'Alene in Idaho which is 30 minutes from me.We will visit the Coeur d'Alene Hotel for Lunch and the quilt shop there and here in the Valley (Hattie's).
Miss Tina is flying in to cook and bake for us again. Her food is always delicious and fun! We will give the recipes out afterwards as people always ask.
 Here are samples from students of mine. All of them fun and talented girls!
Some things are mine that I did for past retreats for fun and inspiration

Below is Kathy Sandberg's Dog story quilt. I am pretty sure this won awards. It is great!


Below is Tina's story quilt about her boys at the beach....
Flowers and birds often show up at the retreat for lots of color and whimsy!



Tina tried out her basil strawberry water- it was awesome
Above Mari Linfesty goes to town

 Laura Webb did this darling lady with the dogs and lady below with the eggs. Both makes you smile
 Letting ideas and approaches will be taught...its easy and fun. Sandy from Canada did this sample
 Sandy below from Montana won first place with the story quilt she did at the retreat. This happens alot!
Mary Linfesty did the cow below. She does amazing work every single year and she is in charge of the block swap we do now and again.
 Quilt below and below that are by Charlotte from Florida. Her sister is Laura. I call them the Bunny sisters.
This is Charlotte's husband painting his house and his nephew playing the sax to entertain him. Hee hee.
 This was a free form piecing project.
Fuzzy but still fun. Laura did this one too.
Susan White is a wonderful artist and made these blocks to go with her quilt about them building their own home

 This was a sample I did below.
I think Laura did this quilt about her Grandson. You can see that they love story quilts and they do them so well. Think of the Legacy they are leaving for their children and Grandchildren
Below is a story quilt by Sandy about going with her Mother...

Close up of Susan's blocks
I wish I had more photos of all of the fun we have had over the years. This year we have very fun girls signed up for more fun! We have two spots left if you are interested. Contact me at Lattegirl@aol.com