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|Sample Winter Baggie, left. Right: packaged Autumn Baggie|
The winner is Janet Popish of Go Crazy With Me, who said:
Congratulations, Janet! Please contact either Gerry H or me (Cathy) and we will get your info!And thanks to everyone for playing with us!!
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Some General Announcements for CQI and this blog. . .
We plan to reactivate and re-energize the blog with regular postings of CQI group happenings and, most of all, crazy quilting eye candy. Yahoo Groups has made it difficult for us to maintain comprehensive photo albums of every round robin as we used to, which was step-by-step stitching on each block. But we will be featuring a round robin every week or two and show you some of the lovely blocks being created.
|Netherlands block created by Margreet de Reus|
In addition to posting about round robins, we will announce swaps, charity events, challenges, and more here. And we also want to brag about member accomplishments, so be sure to let us know when you finish a project, win a ribbon, or piece your first block!! We will strive for a quarterly recap - or newsletter, if you will - to keep you abreast of what is going on in the CQI world.
And finally, this is where you will find information regarding our planned 2015 CQI Retreat in the Netherlands next September.
|Historic Downtown Weston, Missouri|
|The wall of fibers and yarns|
|Connie Eyberg rests her feet. And wallet.|
|The Case of Wondrous Things|
|Even the checkout area was glorious!|
|Here is the gift table before play began. You can see Connie and Lori B in the background |
looking at their newly-acquired books. :-)
|Beth Pile and Wilma Van Wagensvelt|
|Karen Guthrie and her mahhhvelous CQ vest|
|HA! We even got Lori Burgesser on camera!!|
|Beth again, thrilled with the Under the Sea pincushion made by Lisa Boni|
|Gerry holds the bear|
|Sandy Larson is inspecting treasure!|
|Joyce Robertson gets to hold the bear for awhile|
|Lori looks on as someone else holds the bear. Wonder what she is thinking???|
|Wilma opens a cute tiny pincushion gift|
|Susan Jarosz and Colleen Anderson are probably day dreaming about the bear!|
|Kristie Watson opened this awesome pumpkin made by Gayle Schipper|
and she decided right there and then that NO ONE was going to take it from her.
|So, it became her baby. Her “unborn” baby, LOL!!!|
|Tahlia Holt was very serious when it came her time to pick|
|Donna found gold. Or pink, that is. An amazing box of things that|
Connie Kalina had dyed pink with....wait for it.... AVOCADOS!!
|The Pink Lusciousness and some hand-made buttons by Connie Kalina|
|Darlene got a cute CQ-ed wrapped hanger!!|
|Close-up of hanger. Would you hang something on it and cover up all that beauty??|
|The 2014 Bear by Lauri Burgesser|
|We displayed all the gifts after everyone had opened them.|
|A great covered tin|
|A clever and handy armchair caddy|
|Karen Guthrie made this lovely covered tin that was won by Cathy|
|Eye Candy and Brazillion Embroidery threads and instructions|
|What a cute CQ teacup pin cushion|
|Connie Eyeburg’s dainty stitching is unmistakable in this beautiful heart|
|Liz won this awesome purse stitched by Colleen Anderson|
|Carol Kramer won the autumn pillow.|
|Connie Eyberg and Connie Kalina. |
Good Connie and Bad Connie (just kidding!) - We love them both!