I am absolutely exhausted, but had the best time this weekend as my Mom hosted her first-ever quilt retreat at her home. My Aunt Doris came down from the Dallas area and my good friend Linda joined us in Mom’s converted 2-car garage for quilting, food, more quilting and very little sleep. And also a smidgen of knitting!
|Friday night…and they started the party without me!
My mom completed 18 fleece blankets and 2 baby quilts.
She and my Aunt were still sewing away when I left Sunday afternoon.
Here’s our group:
My Mom, Janet
My Aunt Doris
My friend, Linda
My Aunt worked on an awesome circular, paper-pieced project (which I didn’t get a picture of) and this project, made from homespun fabrics…
I stood at the short-arm machine Friday night and all day Saturday and managed to get seven tops quilted with another five to go.
We also had a retreat mascot…my Mom’s beagle mix, Chloe
We had so much fun this weekend…my muscles are sore, my eyes feel like they’re full of sand and I could probably load the quilting machine in my sleep, but it was a blast! And I don’t know who was more excited to see me when I got home: my husband, the kids or the dog….which means I should do this more often!!