Thursday, April 13, 2017

Retreat - Pt. 2

Day 2 of our retreat.... Back at the community room,  lots going on. Marene, our newest PTA - er fits our group like a glove. She brought several projects to work on including a community quilt which is an ongoing thing in our guild. I think most guilds have philanthropy type projects where kits are available for anyone to make and donate. She finished this top - lickety split...and so onto the next project.....
 a gift for a friend she recently stayed with while in Florida...
 This will be a beautiful bargello piece when done.
 Linda has become an avid knitter; these are socks for Kate...I'm in line to get a pair but don't know if I can bring myself to wear them...too beautiful.
 Barbara was working on blocks and at this point up to 3 large pieces...a very interesting piece and I look forward to seeing it completed.
 Mary was working on a quilt for her grandson using plaids and checks....
 With leftover fabric from Mary's quilt, Kate made this piece. It's fun to see the very different looks from the same fabrics.
 Leigh Ann was working on the same quilt as Janice using the Maple Islands quilt pattern -
 Kate was also working on a community quilt, ran out of squares to make a 5th row and decided to make 2 blocks using scraps to make a 9 patch (opposite corners). Kate literally had a few threads leftover and we all thought the newest blocks really added an element of surprise.
 Kate is a fast and very good piecer...but when having so much fun with many distractions...seams do get sewn on the wrong side...what to do...

 take a break and do aerobics with our fearless leader - Georgia!

Well, 5:00 and it's Happy Hour time and back to the house.. ... lots of nibbles and bubbly and laughing!
 with good friends....
And as the saying goes....what happens in Lake Logan, stays in Lake Logan...For that we are all grateful.
 and into our jammies early on
and the socks that say it all ..."If you can read this...Bring me some wine"....Girlfriends are the best!

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