I made it home safely and DH helped me unpack the car. I still have lots of stuff to return to the basement sewing room but that's a task for another day. It was a great retreat, though a much smaller crowd. Of those that stayed home, one had Covid, one had the flu, and one had an ailing husband, so the remaining nine of us could really spread out in the very spacious sewing room.
Ruth spent her entire time making a HUGE commissioned T-shirt quilt -- so big I couldn't get the whole thing in the photo! It contains pieces of nearly 40 T-shirts. Talk about heavy!
I was curious if the block had a name, so I searched in Judy Martin's 1998 The Block Book and she called it Blackford's Beauty, except her block doesn't have the little white strips. Personally, I think that's what "makes" the block so interesting.