Tuesday was a stormy day at the retreat but we pretty much didn’t care!!!
I did get out for a quick walk after breakfast and enjoyed these blooming bushes……
Inside work was going at a steady rate with a table runner finished by Sherry…..
…..and Chris finished this fun apron…..
I had a great day and was able to finish two quilt tops for twin boys!!
I started with paper pieced elephants and giraffes from Margaret Rolfe’s book, “A Quilter’s Ark”….
Once they were finished, I had a fun time selecting various widths of fabric strips to add to the top. I would put up two or three strips and then everyone would weigh in with what they liked!! It was a quilt made by committee!!
The second quilt went faster since I had already developed the “formula” that I was going to use!!
Our guild retreat is held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA center which is about an hour drive from home. It is a wonderful place to retreat!!
We stay in hotel type accommodations….
and have this entire “cabin” for our group=…..
We are served three FULL meals each day and while they are sometimes rustic, they are always good!!!….
We have an amazing room to sew in and each have a 9-foot table to use, along with any other add-ons that we bring with us!!….
Our fearless leader always brings a couple of ironing tables and two cutting tables and it could not be a nicer set-up!!!
We got off to a crazy start as the Tornado warning sirens started blaring just as we were unloading our cars!! But being good quilters, we did not let that deter us for a single moment and we were all soon happily working at our tables, oblivious to the weather going on outside!!
There are always a few people who get things finished quickly, and these two were remarkable…..
Sherry finished this machine embroidered wall hanging…..
Linda finished quilting this wall hanging (that she started at an earlier retreat)……
It took me a while to figure out what to work on first, but decided on two baby quilts that I need to get done. Of course, I forgot to take photos before I came back to the room, so you will have to wait until tomorrow for those!!
Now for a good night sleep to get ready for a LONG day of creativity tomorrow!!