From one year to the next, we anxiously await our annual 3 day PTA (Professional Textile Artists) fiber group's retreat. It's held at Lake Logan Retreat Center in Canton, NC. The gathering never fails to provide a great opportunity for creativity, fun, & to solidify our friendship.
Because concentrating on anything that requires too much thinking, several of us usually pool our fabrics and each make a similar scrap quilt. We come with fabrics cutout and a layout of the project, plus all the other trappings required to make a quilt top.This may be difficult to believe.....but we arrive at 9:30.....and my very first patches weren't stitched together until 10:59 AM. Seriously, you'd think we 10 gals hadn't seen each other in years, rather than only a mere 4 weeks..... So, it takes time for all of us to settle down and get our projects underway.
Here's are foursome set up.....At the end of the 3 days.....Kate, Judy, Gen and I all had our tops pieced.
.....and we have Linda Cantrell to thank......this year she decided not to make a specific project. Instead, she became the 'presser' and 'go for' for the entire group!! So she spend a LOT of time slaving over a hot iron!!