The facility, the Christian Reformed Conference Center in Grand Haven, MI ,was gorgeous, as was Friday's weather.
Nature provides such a great inspiration for quilters, artists and humankind in general. Dune grass with the red berries and purple whatever.....simple beauty.
While we all accomplished a considerable amount of sewing the environment was wonderful!
Now for what we accomplished.....
Roleen's tree skirt will be gorgeous when completed. This snowflake was almost her undoing though....just count of those pieces, some pieces only an 1"! It took most of a day to assemble one with three more to do - but very well worth it.
Marcia, shown above in one of my many aprons made, was working on the block for the GRMQ monthly meeting....love her colors.
I need hostess gifts during the holidays so I was making the quick tea towel aprons shown on the hooks.
Quiet Norma cut and sewed her Craftsy.com quilt. It looked very complicated. I believe she's making two for her granddaughters who share a room. Lucky girls!
Camera shy Roni holds her beach quilt for her daughter. The backing is a laminated fabric with a lightweight batting sandwiched in-between. The colors are so cheery. Since the laminate will be on the backside she wants to carefully tie the quilt together.
Many of us can spend considerable dollars buying rolling totes for our machines. I was really taken with the Office Depot folding crate Robin uses to carry not only her machine but most of her tools, too.
Adrienne had another scrappy project started but was dissatisfied with it, thus no pictures. :(.
A hearty thank you to Kathy Nelson for organizing this event for the last several months. Well, quilters, time to plan your calendars for the next retreat in April, 2016 at Lake Ann.