Saturday, November 28, 2015

Third Annual Quiltville Mystery Kickoff in Chandler!

 Today was the Third Annual Quiltville Mystery Kickoff!  We started working on Allietare and took a break to take pictures of all of our Grand Illusions that we managed to complete from last year!  Almost everyone in attendance had one done to share!

 Here are all of us who hope to have a quilt cape to share next year!
 This year Ros and BJ brought the cake.  I had a few bites, it was good!
 BJ gifted each person who came with the cutest tiny mushroom pin!  Seriously does it get any cuter than that?

 Ros made the labels and took on most of the cost of that this year--so appreciated it!  They turned out fabulous and I meant to get a picture of everyone's label from last year's quilt but I forgot.  I was hoping to see them all on there but no idea if they made it on all of them or not.  BJ mentioned she could not find hers--in case she forgets she zipped this year's into her sewing case on wheels in a pocket she never goes in.

 Kelli was unable to make it this year, but we did our duck lips pose in honor of her anyway!
 Kathy's hubby was sweet enough to do our group photos so everyone could get in them this year.
Laura and Marguerite are mother and daughter and were in Italy with Bonnie when this year's quilt was hatched--here they are with their completed Grand Illusions!
The day flew by and we had a nice potluck.  Lots of fun and laughter and friendships strengthened.  I am so thankful for each of these gals and for our shared love of all things Quiltville!
Here is my clue one completed!


Vireya said...

What a fantastic mystery kick-off day you all had! And great to see so many of last year's mystery completed.

Happy mystery-ing to all!

scraphappy said...

What a wonderful tradition you gals have started. So many beautiful quilts completed

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I thoroughly enjoyed following you gals journey last MQ, looking forward to it again. It doesn't get any better than sewing with friends, and you all have way too much fun! Allietore!

Julierose said...

Wonderful tradition--looks like you are all well on your way--294 1/2 sq triangles??? I am not that brave...but will enjoy watching it all come together....hugs, Julierose

The Joyful Quilter said...

It looks like you all had TOO much fun!!! Enough for me? I hope so! I had company this year so my Mystery Friend and I didn't get together. :o((

Roslyn said...

So now we just need to remember where BJ stashed her label, LOL!
As usual a good time and thanks for organizing us again Angela!
I need to get going on the next clue, snowing up here in the mountains so no excuse NOT to sew!