Our Clara's Quilting Cottage Retreat was in June and this year the theme was a 1950's sock hop.
Retreat with these ladies is something I look forward to all year long and this year was no disappointment.
She told me that the secret to her success is all the ukelele music she has been playing since she learned how to play down in The Villages this past winter!
Our challenge this year was "Neutrals with a Kick." My two favorites were Mary's ...
Jan's was already pin basted and ready to quilt. She has this crazy idea that one it supposed to completely finish one quilt before starting another one. And she calls herself a quilter! Sheesh!!
Some of the gals had a lot of fun dressing up .
We had a hula hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest, drank root beer floats, and really enjoyed the "yearbooks" Gayle made for us using the photos we had sent to her from our high school years.
One of my favorite quilts was Rita's version of the popular "Eat. Play. Sleep. Repeat." Baby Quilt you may have seen on Pinterest recently. Of course, Rita always has to put her own spin on things......
A major highlight for me was the huge pile of pillowcases we made for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. We had 172 pillowcases turned in this year.
I know how much these pillowcases mean to the young patients there. A huge thank you to everyone who participated!!