Final Retreat Quilt Show
You'd better grab a cuppa cause there is a lot of goodness here!
The S'mores had their annual summer retreat this week. There were 16 of us appropriately distanced around the huge sewing room. Many I had seen at Jonesborough last month, but there were several new faces, including an "adopted S'more" daughter from Florida and a newer S'more from Kentucky. Unfortunately, due to CoVID, the more distant members opted to stay home this time.
I had already planned to get an early start on Monday for a dental appointment in Nashville, but when that was postponed, I decided to leave early anyway and drive to the retreat by way of Whittle's Fabrics in Bowling Green, KY. If you look at a TN-KY map, you'll see that Whittle's isn't exactly "on the way" from Crossville to Dickson, TN! I was on a quest for a particular shade of Grunge and, even with their truly enormous selection, I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. I did get a fabulous collection of bright rainbow TOTs.
In case you don't know, Whittle's can be found online here. They have great prices (e.g., Grunge at $7.95/yd) and exceptional service. One of the thoughtful things they have are tonal 5-piece FQ bundles of Grunge which they label with the color number to make selection and ordering easier. So I picked up this bundle of whites/creams, hoping to find one that matches some I already have.
But you're here for a quilt show, so here goes:
Becky, who's mad for teal, made this beauty from Gelato gradations.
Ruth spent most of her time on this collage (I think it's Laura Heinz), a first time for her to try this technique.
When Phillis wasn't helping Ruth with the collage, she assembled these "Chinese lantern" blocks -- all paper pieced -- into a gorgeous top. Sorry, I don't know the pattern name.
Shirley worked on a couple of donation quilts. Apparently, the 4-Ps in this one began as 3" squares, but Shirley had to do some resizing to make them fit the larger squares. I especially like this one and plan to make a variation with my collection of 2-1/2" squares.
Sharon made this plus top for a family member who requested 70s colors and owls.
Sharon also worked on a simple QOV
Susan put the finishing touches on this Gordian Knot before she started on a rug (behind her).
Donna was quite busy, as usual. First she finished binding this T-shirt quilt. I love the basketball sashing!
Next Donna finished this really cute elephant baby quilt that she had started at home.
And Donna came close to finishing a huge 3-6-9 project. What a great way to use a collection of fat quarters!
She had most of it together before I could get a picture. It would look great in my bedroom ... just sayin' ...
Diane/Charlie made the blocks and got most of this great jelly-roll top assembled.
And a great time was had by all!