Quilt retreats rank right up there with many of modern man’s greatest inventions: the TV mute button (which oddly enough, gets zero use in our house), soundproofed quilting studios (of which I have absolutely no personal knowledge) and Colin Kaepernick (God is good, y’all). The only invention better than all those would be melted butter…over Colin Kaepernick. I thought I was gonna have to fan my mother as she waxed rhapsodic about the latest cover of GQ magazine. Down, girl, down! It’s just disgraceful how the grandmas of today conduct themselves 😉
This weekend Mom, my Aunt Doris and I are at our annual quilting extravaganza at Compass Centre in Mt. Calm, TX…along with 22 other diehards who are trying to shove as much fiber fun into one weekend as humanly possible. As an added bonus, someone else makes the meals and cleans up which prompted a previous retreater to comment that retreat is what it’s like to be a man. I wouldn’t know as I don’t stand up to pee and have no problem stopping to ask for directions. But I digress.
Here’s what I’ve finished since Thursday night. They aren’t quilted yet (obviously) but considering nothing was cut out by the time I got here, it’s an accomplishment.
These are for the retreat center my mother will be opening early next year. Three down, four more to go. As a side note, whomever wrote these patterns should be taken out and shot. Who cuts out squares, cuts ’em in half and THEN pieces them into HSTs? Straight-jacket people, that’s who!
I have to keep reminding myself that today is Friday and there are two more days, TWO MORE DAYS, of retreat left!