Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The retreat continues....

.....and thank goodness for that, because 4 days was just a bit too short.  Amy plans on doing 2 sessions next year to accommodate all of those who would like to attend.  One of the highlights of the retreat are the show and tell walk arounds.  Since we are in a very large room, everyone with something to share walks around the circumference of the room so that everyone can have a look.

Last year our free kit was a variety of strips.....enough to make a strip quilt.  This is one of those quilts made by a return quilter from the year before.

And here is another.  I love the aqua background.  It gives it such a vintage look.

Another quilt made from the strips......with the lovely addition of the flower header, and also again at the bottom.
This quilt is from another of the free kits, from 3 years ago......such an eye catcher!

Another quilt from strips.

This quilt was finished from a kit given to us 2 years ago.

And this adorable little charmer hung out by where I was sitting.  He is Amy's grandson who flew in for the retreat with one of Amy's daughters.

He is wrapped all cozy in this quilt from a pattern designed by Amy......"Under the Garden Moon."

I asked how he managed to sleep with all of the confusion going on around him.......he is the last of 5 children, and has learned to adjust to his siblings antics and noise.
"The most precious things of life are near at hand."
-John Burroughs


  1. How fun to see so many variations using strips! That little guy obviously loves to snuggle in a quilt--very sweet photos!

  2. These are just beautiful! I love the little one and the Garden moon quilt is just adorable! What a special quilt. I think you are making us all want to go! Thanks- K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

  3. Thanks for the quilt show! It's fabulous!

  4. Great show & tell! The 3rd quilt you shared really caught my attention - I have all the 9-patches made for this, and all the hexies & triangles cut for it - really need to get busy sewing it since I absolutely love it! Thanks again for all the eye candy!