For the last few days I was up at Hickory Knob State Park for my guild's annual retreat. As always it was lots of good food, friends and fabric.
Unlike past years it was so mild that the doors of the "barn" where we gathered could stay open and one afternoon we ate out at a picnic table! Last year at this time we were covered in snow and ice and had to chip a path to the meeting room...go figure!
I didn't finish anything this year...though I did hand off two tops to be longarmed (thus standing a good chance of finishing them this year!) Most of the time I worked on getting the blocks for our next donation quilt kitted up...which is another way of saying I played in fabric most of the weekend.
The folks at Piece of Cake gave us permission to use this pattern. The proceeds of our quilt go to support Camp Rainbow, a camp for Children with Cancer run here in Georgia. We are using gray for the background in honor of the guild's 25th anniversary. Can't wait to see the blocks finished!
A couple of members brought antique or vintage quilts. Kat brought this one from Tennessee.
It is a family quilt circa 1830. She is wonderful at telling the family history and the role this quilt plays.
I love the label on this quilt!
This quilt also came from Kat's family.
The quality of the stitches is amazing. It was made in the 1930's.