Yesterday I started to cut my fabrics for my retreat projects this weekend. The retreat is with the Lighthouse Quilters Guild is Grand Haven, MI. They put the retreat on at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds Biannually and it is how I got involved with the quilt guild. (That is a story for another time).
The first project is a lone star pattern that both my friend Mary and I have. We have challenged each other to completing this quilt. I am using Mary Fons’ Small Wonders India fabrics. I originally planned on doing this as a challenge quilt, but then realized I got the fabrics on the the last day of the challenge (oops). I have added in little Lone Starburst Paper Pieced unit between the spokes of the lone star. This unit is off of craftsy.com. I reduced the size of it by 50% so it is approximately a 6″ finished unit. I’m also adding in a plain border and a keyboard border. I can’t wait to finish it!
The second project I have cut and have ready is a Double Irish Chain in a Day. I am using Miss Scarlet fabric for this one. This is for the red and white guild challenge for the quilters guild in Holland, MI.
Now I have one more to cut up and prepare…
Have you ever been to a retreat or go to one regularly? If you do, do you always have a plan for the retreat?