Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronovirus and quilts

So I had a lovely quilt retreat over the weekend. We were to have stayed in the dorms of a university. But they closed the dorms to everyone .
Good news, we went to a nearby hotel. The rooms were very nice.
And we had a communal small meeting room to sew in.

And sew I did:
I managed to get all my sashings on this quilt.
No borders, just quilting left to do 
This is from the Beyond the Battlefield book by Mary Etherington and  Connie Tesene.
The colors are more vibrant in person: rich and earthy.
Many of the prints are Kim Diehl.

Here are a few of the other quilts made by some of the others:

These blocks are hand appliqued from Piece O'cake  
Pattern is called Aunt Millie's Garden

And I did also manage to work on my setting triangles for Frolic.
Only a few more to get together. 

And yes, I am supporting distance learning for my students starting next week.
This week I will let them know what they need to complete that was already due.
We are to be home as are many schools in many states; our end date is April 6.
Our spring vacation is starting April 10.

This gives me more time to clean my sewing area. And sew, sew sew.


  1. Lucky you were able to get your retreat in before Covid 19 decided to drop in for an extended visit. I'm going to try to quilt some tops sitting in the closet waiting. Also hope to finish some tops so they can wait for quilting. Hope your distance learning goes well. Are you expected to live instruct followed up with project? Or? And, curious that I am, what grade level/subject do you teach? Good luck with the online teaching and the quilting!

  2. Can't wait to see what you sew up!

  3. Oh do we quilters LOVE LOVE LOVE retreats! I just love to see what others bring to work on and their progress at the end. I soaked in every photo!

  4. By the way, your Frolic fabric choices are so happy and perfect!