Every year for the past four years I've gone to the church quilt retreat. Once again, it was a good day, full of sewing and relaxing. Away from my usual busy home and family. A day to sew and talk the day away.
I started the day with a pattern and a stack of fabrics. I cut up all the fabric and got started on the blocks for a quilt for Zachary's bed. I'm liking it!
My friend Ashley's cute baby all wrapped up in a quilt, of course!
A Dr. Seuss quilt. I love this fabric!
My friend Jen, stitching away.
Some sewing going on too. Karen is a super-fast sewist!
Someone was working on a quilt-as-you-go quilt. A very interesting technique that I may be interested in trying one day.
My sister-in-law Jennifer finished this quilt top and I love it! It's a very happy baby quilt, that's for sure.
This next photo is for you, Suzanne. Esther was inspired by your Midwife Quilt and is working on this beautiful quilt for her sister. It's going to look very good.
Look closer at the rug. My sister-in-law is a very talented lady. She spends more of her "free time" doing rug hooking than quilting lately. And she's made some very nice rugs. All of the wool fabric for the rugs comes from recycled wool blankets. It makes me want to try it some day too. Isn't it neat how the design for the rug is like a quilt pattern?
Another one of her rugs by a cutting table. The rugs helped make the room look cozy and warm.
And a rug by the other organizer, Jan. Crocheted from recycle t-shirts. Very, very cool.
We were asked to bring a pinwheel block for a quilt. Jen and Jan put the quilt together and quilted it right away. It was delivered the next day to a girl going through chemo treatments for kidney cancer. It's good to do make things together. Hope she enjoys her quilt!