Our 2 day family retreat was all about Freda. It is impossible to express my feelings about bringing our mother and grandmother into our little sewing event. There was no doubt about all of us feeling her spirit with us.
Saturday during our lunch break I gave a trunk show for the girls. It was really fun to show them my quilts that have spanned more than 12 years. They were so kind to oooh and ahhh in the proper places!
I had to swipe some pictures from my niece Jen's blog. She took such great photos of the event. This 'trips around the world' quilt is one of my very very favorites because it was inspired by a quilt my mom, Freda, made me for my wedding more than 30 years ago.
Here is Jen with her finished flimsy. Jen is so talented. Her flimsy is pretty and the fabric made it so full of life and motion. I can't wait to see it quilted.
This is Amber with her quilt top. Amber is expecting and I never heard one complaint about sitting for 2 days sewing. Isn't her flimsy lovely.
Tricia and Amber had the same fabric. But isn't it amazing how individual their tops look. Tricia was a trooper and would not stop until her top was done!
This is my sister Michelle's top. Her fabric was a perfect choice for this quilt. As soon as she finished she started cleaning up. She always sets an example about hard work and is so thoughtful.
This is Melanie's flimsy. Melanie is pregnant with twin boys after having 3 adorable girls. I couldn't be happier for her and since I'm also a mom of twins (as is my sister Michelle and my niece RaShelle) we had lots to talk about. I love Melanie's fabric. Dream On is my favorite of the new Moda lines.
It is fun to look at all the photos from our 2 days together. There is so much more and other quilt tops not quite finished, but I know they will be. Thank you girls for indulging my passion with me. Mom would be so so proud.
"Life is pain and anyone who tells you different is selling something." -The Princess Bride by William Goldman
“Those who are filled with the love of Christ do not seek to force others to do better; they inspire others to do better, indeed inspire them to the pursuit of God. We need to extend the hand of friendship. We need to be kinder, more gentle, more forgiving, and slower to anger” (Ensign, May 1992)
"When we really believe in Jesus Christ - meaning that He will overrule for our good and that He knows who we are - that kind of faith naturally creates a feeling of hope and optimism." (author unknown, quote swiped from my friend Carolyn's blog)