this is what the sewing area looked like just before we unpacked,
Then we all found a place to sew and began to work on a wide variety of projects...
I can always learn from other quilters. Jennifer brought baggies that each contain all the precut pieces for four blocks each. What a great way to stay organized.
deb was working on a hand appliqué project
Some of us had a lot of pieces to press!
Bev was doing a lot of buttonhole stitch on these appliqués
I loved Heathers rainbow flying geese
this qult top of Val's is in rich Jo Morton fabrics, and below, Elizabeth has a riot of Kaffe Fassett flowers
Janet sewed this bench cushion from the little gift pack of fabrics from last years retreat!
this is Gina's "Bargelly" quilt. Betty had one too, which was also gorgeous!
Jaclyn is always productive, and got this lovely one quilted and bound, and a lot of other projects as well
I could have spent a lot of time studying this gorgeous wool appliqued one by Bonnie
this beautiful little face is Michelle's daughter
and this one by Nicole, above, is not only very prett, but when you see it close up, you can see that she did a whole variety of free motion quilting designs!
wendy sewed up this batik quilt amazingly fast. I dont know if the pattern was easy or if she is a really fast sewer
so that was just a sampling of what people did. Personally, I got a whole "bullseye" quilt top pieced, except for the borders, and put the binding in a queen size quilt. I also started another project from some purple fabrics,....
It was a productive weekend, but for me the best part is getting to spend time with some amazing people and getting to know some new friends!