Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Sound the Retreat…..

Last Tuesday I packed up the car and headed to my guild retreat at the FFA (Future Farmer’s of America) camp in Covington, GA.  It was a gorgeous place, set on a large lake, with comfortable rooms and only a short walk to our retreating room……DSC02160

There were 19 people in attendance and the room was well set up for our work…..DSC02128

….with an adjoining room that held 2 cutting tables (raised to waist height) and three ironing setups.

The dining hall was just up one flight of stairs so we were never hungry.   The timer that was set to remind us of meals was a Duck Quack and we all responded like Pavlov’s Dogs and immediately headed for the stairs!!

Most people brought several projects to work on, but I single-mindedly worked on ONE project…


…..quilting the Aussie Fabric top.

I worked fairly steadily during the 3-1/2 days and actually started doing the hand stitching on the binding before I packed up for the return trip.

I did take one break from quilting when it was requested that each of us piece a block that would be used in a Charity quilt.  This was my block…..


…..and here is the completed top…..DSC02179

There were lots of other fun projects…….


The food was very nice, but way too much,  the fellowship was encouraging and fun and the time went by way too quickly!!

On the drive home, I passed several fields of Rapeseed which is used to make Canola Oil.   They were gorgeous…..


The quilt has been washed, blocked and is now on our bed and we are looking forward to sleeping under it tonight.   I will try to get a good photo of it and post later in the week……

2 thoughts on “Sound the Retreat…..

  1. Sounds like you had a really great time. I'm glad that you managed to concentrate on getting the one piece finished and your charity block is lovely.Rape is in flower here too and it is as if someone had taken a yellow paint pot to the fields – beautiful.

  2. This looks like a wonderful retreat and appears to have been very productive for you. It is also great to see what everyone else is working on.

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