It's been a bit since I last posted. I hope you have all been busy quilting away while I was gone. I was gone to Family Pieces quilt retreat--the best time of the year. My family quilt retreat is something we all look forward to. The best part is being with the people I love and sharing some time and fabric and creativity with them. For some of them, it is the only time all year we see each other, so it is an important event.
This year our theme was NEVER FORGETTING. It is a phrase from the letter my great-grandmother wrote to her daughter---"from your never forgetting mother..." We focused on that this year because we also used the fabric which features her letter, Elizabeth's Letters in our projects.
Here's a picture of the cute envelope my niece made to put all our registration stuff in. We each got an envelope with our project book, instructions, meal plan and assignments, and prizes. I absolutely love the necklace they included. It featured photos of my mom and other ancestors and some beads from one of her pieces of jewelry.
Check out the "stamps" on the cover of our retreat book. Lots of family photos and a few "galloping horses." (That has become a motto at retreat: "If you can't see it from a galloping horse, it doesn't matter." Referring to mistakes we make, corners we cut off, seams that don't meet, etc.)
In the next few days I will post more photos of the retreat and the projects we worked on. I can't wait the share it with you.
I have a guest post at Stash Manicure today, so you will want to check that out because there is a prize drawing involved. I will announce the winners here on this blog, so visit both blogs this week and we will choose a winner on Thursday.