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Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat

It was another great gathering of quilters and friends. Here is the first post. There will be more coming!
Given our retreat theme, "Holy Scrap!" JoAnne S. offered to do a presentation about organizing our scraps. She shared how she cuts and organizes by size and then uses these pieces to put together donation scrap quilts.

This is a series of lap quilt tops JoAnne has put together from her scrap collection. These will be finished and donated to a variety of charitable organizations.

JoAnne completed her presentation by teaching us this block, Scrappy Trips by Bonnie Hunter. This block is made from 6,
2 1/2" x 15 1/2" strips, sew together in a tube and then un-sewn to stagger and arrange into this block.

Our retreats always include a charitable quilt project. We ask each to bring a variety of 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" strips of red, white and blues. Then we all shared and each made a few Scrappy Trips blocks.

As blocks were made, they were laid down. It was fun to watch our quilt grow.

I brought these blocks home and we plan to put it together for a Quilt of Valor. The work of many hands - - - - 








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