(L-R) Rebecca, Jackie, Ann
Jackie, Rebecca and Brenda
My first finish - this top was brought from home - pieced by Sue or her Mom I think from group blocks
Rebecca was my best binding buddy (BBB). I tied the quilts and then brought the backing to the front and pinned and she machine stitched them.
Bev (our wonderful hostess)
Brenda finished tying and binding her RWB HeartStrings
Bev's first HeartStrings -- she planned her colors and placement.
Darlene loves brights -- whenever I saw a small bright child's HeartStrings quilt chances were Darlene had pieced it.
A finish ...I think this one was assembled by Darlene but I lost track of who pieced all the tops I tied.
Ann's top - from the Oct/Nov McCall's Quick Quilts magazine - I love her fabric choices.
Ann's Tessellating T's
Another bright Darlene quilt
Everyone hard at work ...
Brenda and Jackie facing me, Jane from NJ/WI in the background
Ann (who doesn't like her photo taken)
Mary from Maine
Jane from NJ/WI
Darlene with another top finished.
I think this was a top by Rebecca.
The back of Jackie's first QAYG Quilt
The front of Jackie's QAYG
Darlene with another top finished - she had a bunch of blocks she'd been working on the was finishing a bunch of these.
The stack of quilts (on day 2 maybe?)
Brenda and Jackie
Mary (that's me) at my tying station
One of Darlene's tops I tied and Rebecca bound
Rebecca's first bricks and stepping stones -- supersized -- it uses bricks cut 4.5 x 8.5 and the 4 patches are 4.5 with seam allowances.
One of Jackie's Halloween HeartStrings.
Jackie didn't want Darlene to have all the fun playing in the brights so she pieced this HeartStrings with some bright yellow-orange centers
Darlene and Rebecca with Cricket in the background
Jane and Cricket
Jane pieced this top from group blocks sent to her by Sue.
Darlene and Bev had worked hard to make some quilts for Cricket to take back for the homeless and Bev had just finished binding this one
Rebecca's Homespun HeartStrings that she bound after I tied.
Jane and Brenda -- isn't that a great ironing surface that Bev and her husband David built for us?
I'm pretty sure this was Brenda's top -- I know it was assembled but not sure if she'd already had the blocks done or not. It has beautiful, rich, autumn colors.
Another bright top by Darlene, tied by me, bound by Rebecca -- don't you love these group efforts?!!
Here' the top assembled by Jane again only now it's bound. So group blocks from Sue, assembled by Jane, tied by me, and bound by Rebecca -- there's a lot of hands in this one.
Darlene took a little time out to work on a personal project - a Halloween Happy Block top
Not everyone was a fan of my camera -- here Darlene and Bev are hiding from me
Another bright top of Darlene's -- tied and bound
In between binding for me Rebecca did more piecing. Isn't this a wonderful top?
Sandi from VT was vacationing in Maine and stopped by for a little while to work with us. She brought blocks and a top to contribute and made a start assembling this set of blue blocks.
Here's the red centered top she brought
Another RWB quilt finished.
Mary came bearing gifts on the 2nd or 3rd day -- this one just needed a few more ties in the border and she left if to be donated at Ronald McDonald house.
It looks like Rebecca has started on the 2nd Bricks and Stepping Stones.
Wednesday night Brenda cooked a great dinner for us. Monday, Darlene cooked a turkey for lunch too. Between that and going out for lobster rolls (that was mainly Jackie and me) we ate very well.
Bev binding another quilt for Cricket
A top Cricket tied
Bev finished the binding
Jackie and Brenda holding a top Mary from Maine brought to be finished and donated
Jackie and Brenda holding a another top Mary from Maine brought. These will probably be quilted by Bev sometime after the sew-in and then donated.
Another finished quilt donated by Mary in Maine
This is the back -- yes, it's a two sided quilt and very pretty.
And look, here's the top that Sandi brought and it's already tied and bound.
The front of Jackie's 2nd QAYG quilt -- this one gave her some challenges so we're calling it the Nikki quilt of this retreat
Here's the back - She lays out the blocks ahead of time so the back looks as good as the front.
See how that stack of quilts has grown? And when I left, they still had a few days left to work.
A stack of quilts on the other side of the room was mostly work done by Darlene and Bev prior to the sew-in and given to Cricket for the homeless.