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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring Quilt Retreat Day 3

One of the most fun parts of retreat is helping each other. Several weighed on the arrangement of Nancy S's blocks in this Turning Twenty quilt.
Nancy S has also been making wallets and she brought these to show. She will be teaching this class in West Des Moines. We will post more details when we have them. Perfect little graduation gift to hold a check for the graduate. The inside boasts credit card pockets, zipper pocket and a large pocket for dollar bills as well as a pen holder.

Val and Carolyn came together and are standing here by some of the equipment that was spread throughout the room

By Day 3, quilt tops are really starting to come together. This was a really interesting project that Janet D. was working on. In each star, half of the units are covered with black tulle. This effect is called shading. You don't really see the tulle but it adds a lot of color dimension to the quilt.

This is a quilt Valerie M. started many moons ago. It has been a very good teaching quilt for Val. By the end of retreat, she had all of the Seminole borders pieced and ready to stitch to this Double Irish Chain quilt. It will be a beauty when she finishes up.

This is not the first retreat that Lois has brought this batik beauty out to work on and it won't be the last. So fun to watch it grow and worth the wait!
Lonnie is packed and ready to head out. Some of the gals brought enough equipment and supplies with them to require a small moving van. We love our tools!

We had a great time and I want to thank all the folks at the Lake Panorama Clover Ridge Conference Center, Gayla Wasson for the great massages she delivered and all of our retreat guests for a very nice weekend of stitching. Shall we do this again next spring?

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