Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Retreat at Lake Tahoe

Last weekend I got to get away from everything except friends and sewing, with a little wining and dining and lots of fun. A group of quilters that started as an off-shoot of the Dear Jane ™ group, but has expanded, has been retreating yearly, working on quilts, chatting, and generally having a good time. This year I brought along handwork, the Farmers Wife Sampler binding, the Loving Hearts binding and the Celtic knot border for Women of Faith. Both bindings are done! (Thank you Rita for helping with the Hugs for Marilyn Quilt), and two Celtic knot borders have been basted!
“Loving Hearts” is a group quilt made for Marilyn, the organizer of our retreat. Many women contributed heart based blocks and I set them into a quilt, and quilted it. It was a secret until we could show it to Marilyn, but now she knows about it and I can talk about it. That was the big reason I was so silent on quilty progress earlier this year!
I also got signatures for my album block quilt. And I thought of a working title, “An Album of Quilters”. The old blocks are now up on my design wall, 24 of them, got 9 more signatures this weekend, for 33 blocks, need between 42 and 49 blocks, so need a few more. Currently have 44 done, we will see if I need more.

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