Friday and Saturday last week was our first Freda's Retreat with daughters and granddaughters of Freda Nielson Breton, my mother. I was inspired to have a family retreat when I heard Jill Finley lecture and read her book. I am really happy to share the talents I picked up through my mother to the other women in the family. Above is my Freda's Flowers quilt, which was our project for the retreat. In my entry table is a photo of Freda, our favors and patterns in the giant teacup and the banana black walnut cupcakes from my mother's recipe. Banana nut cake was her absolute favorite.
We sewed in my kitchen. A few of the girls had made quilts before but most had not. So it was really a learning experience. Left to right is my niece Tricia, sister Teri and niece RaShelle.
Here is my niece Tana and niece Amber. These girls were all very hard at work.
Sister Michelle is in front of the machine, sister Paula has her back to the camera, nieces Melanie and Vanessa and sister Teri in the corner of the photo.
We used Jelly Rolls for our fabric. Above are Paula's blocks in Dream On. I really love this line of fabric.
I think these are Jenny's blocks above. I love the prints and colors.
These are Teri's blocks. I really like this new line from Sandy Klop.
Here is my niece Jenny making her blocks.
Michelle, Paula, Teri and me in my sewing room. We had a great time. Tomorrow I'll show more pics of blocks making progress.
I think everyone had a good time. I really loved getting together and dedicating our work and projects to my mother, Freda.
(I don't know about you, but this new version of blogger is buggy and I'm struggling with it.)