I finished this baby quilt in time for the shower tomorrow. The baby is due in April and the parents and their family are long time friends of my family. The Mom-to-be is the best friend of our daughter Heather. When Heather and Gina graduated from High School in 1999 I made each of them turtle quilts as graduation gifts. I used this same pattern. I made three of the turtles and tried to include favorite colors and favorite things in the fabric of each quilt. When we found out that Brian and Gina were expecting their first baby Steve said that I had to make a turtle quilt for them. I thought it was a great idea.
I enjoyed a 3 day Quilter's Retreat this week with 12 of my fellow Guild members. We "retreated" at a members camp and had a great time. Time sure does fly as this was our 7th Annual Samp Camp. Thanks Sandy!! I decided not to take my sewing machine and just did hand work. It was very, very relaxing and enjoyable. I have been busy packing as I am going to a retreat next week for 3 days. It will be held at a hotel in Mackinaw City, Michigan and hosted by The Quilt House of Indian River. I plan to do some machine applique there on my Guild Block of the Month for this year and one that is about 4 years old. I got behind and am hoping to catch up during the retreat. I will also be attending a retreat scheduled for mid February. I would love to hear about retreats that you have attended.