Final Day :-(

The time has passed so quickly and we’ve had such fun…now it’s over…till maybe next year!

WWanda and I sewed until about 11am, then we had to pack it up so Vince could haul it downstairs to the cars.  Vince was such a sweetheart about carrying the machines and bags.  There were several other husbands on hand to help earlier.  Thanks guys!  Y’all were really appreciated.

While we sewed this morning, we observed a Chickadee outside the sewing room window…that was followed by a Cardinal and finally, out of the woody area, a Roadrunner!  He (or she) created a little excitement as there were a few ladies who had never seen one up close.  This one obliged and posed for photos.  Stupid birds!  

Last night, we had an impromptu show and tell of what we had worked on at the retreat.  The room we were in was quite spacious and the floor was COVERED in quilt tops.   It was wonderful and a definate treat for the eyes.  Here are a few of the photos…

 I think these were by one of the San Angelo gals…she was quilting and knitting!  Some of their group was also doing very beautiful bead work~  Very talented bunch of ladies!!!

 Chains…very intricate looking and most striking!  I’m hoping one of the retreaters will claim this!  I didn’t get names with the quilts.

  One of the brights…so much fun fabric in one place ought to be illegal, lol.  I love the fabrics and the rail fence blocks.

  Think the maker of this one was from Waco, TX area.

  This is some SERIOUS “A” stuff…think the quilter had about 35 blocks in all shades of browns, greys and tans.  Absolutely wonderful blocks…and a gift for someone.  This would be a labor of love!

Here is the proof that Judy really DID sew a little.  Like she said, she can sew anytime, so for her, the retreat was a time for visiting with other quilters.   She shared her table with Doris, another very talented quilter.

 This is the quilt Doris was working on in the above photo.  I just love the blue/yellow combo.  This is one of the many quilts Doris had with her to work on and all of them are wonderful.  She’s very prolific!

  I have a bunch more photos, but will put them in the next post so the computers don’t get graphically bogged down.

 Susan ~ Patchkat

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2 responses to “Final Day :-(

  1. Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time with some extremely talented women. I have loved following you’re retreat. The quilts you have shown are just beautiful!