This is where we went for our quilting retreat. It’s on a lovely little patch of land with a couple of great little ponds. We get to see a bit of wildlife while there. Always fun. There were baby ducks this time! Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a photo of them. This is my favorite location for a retreat, to date. It’s closer to my house than any of the others I’ve been to, there is plenty of room for each of us to sew and we get bedrooms for two people, each with its own bathroom.
I finished my “Grief” quilt while I was there. It is full of raw edges and ripped fabric. Each of the fabric colors represents a stage of grief. The wild directions represent the emotions you go through while grieving. The spots of yellow represent healing, but each one has black thread sewn through it to represent the fact that healing is difficult and full of sadness. The heart is made of black thread. I just unspooled it and placed it on the quilt. Then I sewed all over it to secure the heart. It’s black and bruised, but if you look closely, you can see the other colors of grief peaking through the threads to show that there are moments of lessened sadness. Healing will take place. There is no batting in this little quilt. It’s just the layers of fabric. The binding is also raw edges.