Saturday, October 29, 2016

Dryden Retreat Day 2

Oh boy what a day at the retreat!!!  First off Joan had chosen 3 teams of two quilters each for a bit of creative fun.  None of us nor the retreaters knew what was happening until it was announced at 9:30 and then we were given 2 hours to complete a wall hanging.  We had a bag of supplies and fabric and told afterwards the projects would be auctioned off.  So off we were and lucky Sylvia had ideas running through her head all night as she had a lake beach kids scene and I agreed and added a sand castle to it.  So we had added the lake to the muslin beach, then added the sand castle, umbrella, pail, shovel and rake, beach ball and flip flops.  We finished our idea off and just barely sewed on the black borders when the time was up - we were first finished!  So a handsome sum was earned and all six of us received a card and $25 each for our efforts.

I finished off my Bargello with dark green borders (same as this smaller piece) and spray basted sandwiching it ready for quilting.  Then I worked on my left over pieces and came up with this wall hanging.  Sylvia sewed up 6 more log cabin blocks along with finishing her Bargello top - no borders yet as she's not sure about the layout.

Coffee break was an around the room of retreaters tips, ideas etc exchange with a brief exercise event.  Then off for supper and back to the Ag Centre for some Kenora ladies entertainment - talk about a load of laughs!!!  Another great day!

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