Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gail Brown's Retreat


Sue and I just got back from a retreat that I teach at every year.  It is in Pigeon, Michigan which is in the "thumb", north of Detroit.  We have so much fun with Gail and her friends.  This was the 4th time that I have taught up there and we are planning for our 5th.  It's the first week in June every year and I look forward to seeing everyone and catching up.  I met Gail through another retreat that I teach at in January.  She asked if I wanted to come to Michigan to teach and you know me, I love to travel so I readily agreed.  I usually teach two different quilts so they have a couple to choose from.  This year I taught Crazy Eights from Fat Quarter Winners and Half & Half from American Patchwork & Quilting, December, 2010 issue.

Crazy Eights
 Half & Half

The retreat is Friday all day and Saturday until around 2:00.  This year on Friday night I gave a lecture on fabric, book and ruler designing.  Gail had opened the lecture up to the public and we had a wonderful turn-out.  Here are some pictures of my lecture.

Gail introducing me at the lecture

 Black Pearl

Sue and I holding Prairie Stitches

If you are interested in joining us for the retreat next year, the dates are June 1st & 2nd, 2012.  You can contact me at info@opengatequilts.com and I will connect you with Gail. 

Off to another lecture tonight in Valparaiso, IN.  Talk to you soon!

4 comments:

Candace said...

Sounds like a great retreat, Monique! Ohh....and I love Half and Half - the fabrics make it look like a very unique trip around the world!
Cheers!

gail said...

It was a great retreat and I cannot thank Monique & Sue enough. All the ladies are still talking about it and looking forward to next year!!!

Thelma said...

How many folks made Crazy Eights? I'm dying to see what fabrics were used, do you have class pictures?

Sounds like a fun class, I"ll keep it in mind for next year!

gail said...

Thelma, When I get some picture of Crazy Eights, I will forward them to Monique so she can put them on the blog for you to see