I'll keep the retreat report solely focused on quilt making.....like most retreat gatherings.....we get silly and all those antics really need to stay only within our group!!
Lynn arrived all bundled up as it was cold up in the mountains....carrying a special chair to sit on...which immediately sort of fell apart as she adjusted the height! Let the laughter begin!!Marene brought a fabulous piece she made using ethnic fabrics.....love the bits of yellow/green to make it pop.
Here's her completed quilt top at the end of day 3!
Georgia Bonesteel loves to make Trip Around the World quilts using a clever strip piecing method she developed.Kate sews faster with more accuracy than anyone I know......she brought a couple of kits she made up at home using her Accu-Quilt cutting machine....but STILL....there are a LOT of pieces that were sewn together.
Here's another one Kate "whipped" up.....amazing use of scraps!!
Judy too came prepared with everything cut and pinned to a piece of flannel. Unfortunately, since her measurements were off, it took Kate to develop a rescue plan to make it all fit together. It will be a beauty when completed.
Leigh Anne teamed this great center panel with a truly inspired patchwork border....we all gushed over this design!
Barbara played with scraps.....she has such a knack for combining prints!
Barbara also had time to start a disappearing 4 patch wall piece......love the color choices!
10 of the 14 members of PTA came to retreat......starting top row left to right.
Kate Weston, Lynn Harrill, Marene Parsons, middle row: Janice Maddox, Mary Stori, Georgia Bonesteel, Linda Cantrell, Leigh Anne Myers, Bottom row: Barbara Swinea, Judy Simmons.