Patty has made 30 (if I remember correctly) of these beautiful Dresden Plate blocks. After she had them all together 1 fabric just yelled "WRONG" to her. So while she was at retreat she was picking out the offensive one and sewing in another paler petal. She says she has been working on this quilt for 3 years already and this alteration should take her awhile. Then she wants to hand quilt it. It will be a beauty.
Marilyn was busy at work. She had a joint replacement with a cast on her hand and she still was smiling and making lots of blocks.
Dixie was working on some Blocks of the Month for Quilt Etc. fabric store Saturday get together. This one turned out great. Martha was busy doing hand work.
Santa for her front door and was now working on 6 more for her children for Christmas. Nothing like a head start on gift giving!
Ina finished her Sunflower Skinny. She hand quilted it. We went to a class together, along with Dixie, to Quilt Etc. a couple of years ago. Her wall hangings are getting done and mine are still sitting in a box.
Suzanne, behind the quilt, shared a cute little girl baby quilt she has been working on. So cute.
Dee, who does the most beautiful applique quilts, has been binding this quilt during the retreat. Isn't it a beauty!
Megan came to our retreat this morning full of energy and happiness and excitement just bubbling over to tell us all her great news. It seems her friend kept urging her to enter a quilt in the Paducah quilt show this year. So......on the very last day.......she gathered all the required information, pictures, CD etc. and sent it off. She figured she would frame the "rejection" letter and satisfy her friend. However. She was selected to have her quilt hung in the show. This is the back of the quilt. Isn't it great!! I love when people piece the back too and make an entirely different quilt.
.AMAZING!! I should have taken some close ups. Her applique is wonderful. The colors just pop on that black background. Congratulations to Megan.
We had so much fun, sewed until our backs ached, laughed, ate and shared. I'm already looking forward to our next retreat. Thanks to Suzanne for hosting these retreats for us a couple of times a year.
Happy Quilting! Lynda
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