Friday, March 4, 2016

Retreat Mania

Our Retreat is over!  
Yesterday morning 15 to 18 women swarmed 
Suzanne's home.  Laughing, talking,
sewing, sharing, reaching for
the chocolate.
Today.....18 tired women dragged ourselves 
down the stairs, carrying heavy sewing machines,
bags of projects, some done, some not,
and empty lunch dishes.
The laughter had died down but the
memories of the fun and projects
will be remembered and shared for weeks to come.

 Several women worked on this project. 
The name of this block eludes me but it is a charmer!
Some made it in 2 1/2 inch strips while others opted
for 1 1/2 inch strips.  Either way it is wonderful.
Don't you love when you can use fabrics that don't go together
and yet they make a beautiful quilt!
Here are a few pictures of everyone working and visiting.

 The empty chair was my spot for the 2 days.
 Not sure what Megan was doing here but her blocks are wonderful.

 This bright quilt will be loved by a teen girl soon.
 This quilt is stunning.
 Notice the jacket?  She made it like a rag quilt.  
It was really fun.
During our last retreat Ina put together this quilt and wanted to
bring it to show it was completed now.
It was made from a tree exchange.

Can't believe I didn't get any pictures of the lunches.  Must have been busy stuffing my face with delicious salads, casseroles, fresh bread and rolls, and yummy desserts.

It was great fun but my back is looking forward to a rest from hovering over a sewing machine for a couple of days.

Happy Quilting!                                 Lynda

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