Saturday, October 3, 2015

Photographs of the April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016 Retreat are online.  We are making "The Roses", a crazy quilted shoulder bag.

Please go to for more information.  The link is on the right.  Hope you can join us :}

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A big thank you to the ladies at the November, 2014 Retreat.  You are so talented.  I loved your fabric choices, and more than anything you were inspiring and fun to be with.  Thanks!

Now on to the next Retreat May 1, 2, 3, 2015.  Saturday and Sunday is the Fan Etui shown open and closed.

Journey with us through the streets of Paris in 1920 where a seamstress carried her sewing tools pocketed in a beautiful fabric fan.  Our Etui is made of velvet and brocade and is embellished with a beaded motif.  Inside are the pockets for your scissors and other precious tools.  One pocket is made using a vintage glove.  We will pleat ruffles to trim the fan and add metallic trim, rhinestone necklace and pins as well as a tassel to create an heirloom.

 Friday, May 1, 2015 will be a $25 workday (fun-day) at the Retreat location, Paradise Park in Santa Cruz, California.
It will afford you the opportunity to work on a project with Roxanne to answer any questions you might have.

Friday, June 20, 2014

It's Ribbon Retreat time again~the photographs are online~

click the porcelain doll link on the right for the Autumn 2014 Ribbon Retreat.  Click the Registration Form link to sign up.

And thank you to our March Retreaters for a laughter-filled were all inspiring and so much fun to be with!

Also thank you to my students at the Reno Quilt show last week who did beautiful work in just three hours time...

Our new project will be a velvet sewing pad with crazy quilted pockets and lots of accessories to make.  Close up photos are at the link on the right.  Questions? Email me:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Spring Retreat will be March 28, 29 and 30, 2014 at Paradise Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Click the Spring Retreat link on the right for more information

The Spring Retreat begins on Friday with a pretty set of brocade & velvet "Slipper PinKeeps". Roses are made from silk/satin ribbon and trimmed with a rhinestone pin buckle. A French ruffle is pleated on a pleating machine. High heels are glass doorknobs {yes really :}.

Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30, 2014 we will devote ourselves to creating a "Metro Bag". 

This jaunty handbag sports three pockets~one zippered, one with a lovely ribbon medallion and the third is a vintage glove. Learn the Victorian art of crazy quilting and ways to embellish seams and incorporate fabric photos in your work

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So many fun-loving ladies at the Autumn Retreat...

Thanks to all the wonderful women taking part~you were so inspirational!  The 20's handbags you created and the history behind The Keepers were fascinating.  Thank you for sharing your stories...