Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hoochy Mama Retreat Hat Contest- plus Mary Lou's Retreat in Post Falls Idaho

Had to share this photo with you of these pretty quilters who take a workshop from Sandy Thompson each year. Sandy usually takes my workshop at Asilomar and then converts it into a workshop or retreat for her students. Sandy is very creative and she passes it along to these nice quilters. EACH and every lady here looks great and alot of fun to be with as they create with the hoochy mama technique!
This made me smile and since I have a birthday this week and am feeling older, I think this would be nice to have for a photo when you are too old to do anything but remember the fun things you did. I wish I was in this photo too.
Three people have had to drop out of the Idaho retreat (Mary Lou's Creative Happy Go Lucky Quilt retreat) in June and now I have more openings. You won't want to miss Farm Chicks first on Sunday and then the Story quilt workshop along with Mary lou's new quilts that have more piecing and freeform cutting. We will be bringing our inner artist's out to stretch and to enjoy learning what you can accomplish with some prompts and confidence that everyone gets with some fun and new ideas.
Come and join the fun girls already signed up!---------------------------------------------------
Below is Mel McFarland, Sandy Thompson and myself at Road to California-we have become good friends through creating and quilting (Sandy is the teacher above who taught Hoochy Mama and challenged everyone to make those great hats! - we all met in a story quilts workshop at Asilomar. Think of the new friends you could meet, the stories you could tell, the techniques you could learn and the memories you could tell about YOU and who and what you love. Please consider taking a story quilt class. I am teaching many of them across the US.


  1. Oh, but I CAN see you, Mary Lou, right in the front row between the two sewing machines!

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!

  2. Happy Birthday to you Mary Lou, may you have a joyful, whimsical day. It is sunny on the west coast right now, I hope it makes it way to you.

    From one Aquarian to another, enjoy your special day!

    1. Love the contest! Thank you for the inspiration and Happy Birthday. Both myself and my blog have birthdays this week also. I made one of your cute cupcakes from "Out of the Box." Please go and see it and my birthday piece at thisquiltingmama.blogspot.com
      Happy Birthday, Mary Lou!

  3. What fun, love the silly hats.
    A very Happy Birthday to you!