Gail started on a blended triple Irish chain. I'm looking forward to seeing this progress.
Gwen trimmed down these embroidered blocks in preparation for sashing them together with a purple gingham. These are for a special aunt who specifically requested the gingham.
This is all I can show you of a project Judy W. worked on. It's a wedding present for her older daughter who gets married in December.
Virginia completed the piecing on this fun quilt.
Pat started this project with a group of friends swapping 1.5 inch strips of 30's fabrics. At first she promised only to make a pillow top. Well, then maybe a wall hanging. A lap quilt might be doable. At this point, she's not sure how much further she'll take it. No matter what size she makes it, it's pretty incredible.
So far, there are 4200 1" squares in this thing. You go, girl!
This was someone's pretty stash of vintage repros. I do love them.
I believe these belonged to Gwen L. She picked up the pieced block patterns in Texas as part of a BOM. She then found her own applique blocks from here and there to add in.
Nancy D. took this pile of strips and turned them into
this bright and happy thing.
Mary had the cutest Dick & Jane fabric sewn up in these darling blocks.
All together, they ended up like this. Good job, Mary.
And the funnest thing on the whole retreat were these houseshoes by Helen. They make me laugh, in a good way.
The diverse array of sewing machines at retreat is pretty interesting. Some people bring multiple machines depending on what they plan to work on or in case one has a breakdown. This year, though, I believe we had the oldest machine ever brought to retreat.
Donna's 1884 Singer Model 12
Love the decals.
Gwen's 1939 Featherweight
They just don't put that kind of detail in anything anymore. How pretty.
Donna's 1947 Singer treadle She machine quilted the prettiest feathers on this thing.
We called them "treathers."
My 1957 White in the table made for it by my Granddaddy