Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quilting and Sewing Retreat

Here is mother and my six sister at our 16th Annual Quilting/Sewing Retreat. 
 We are in birth order.
We sure missed our sister-in-law Chery this year.

A few of our projects
Mother with her puff quilt.

 June Flory

Mother and Coleen Barnhart. Coleen's wall quilt is made from Father's shirts.

Julia Graber and Mother.  Julia's quilt is also made with Father's shirts.

 Sheila with her grandson George.

 Polly Yoder

 Emily Hostetler

 This quilt was huge.  My sister Polly will made another quilt using this pattern but use a  different color way and also make it smaller.

 Nieces and their quilts.
 Jolene Powell

 Katina Martin

  Clair is a professional oil painter .  Each year she makes specialty 
backpacks for her nieces and nephews. She has made 13 different backpacks and has 9 to go.

 Melissa made fitted diapers for "Diapers for Hatti".  They will go to various orphanages.

 Autumn Sensenig

 Rebecca Rittenhouse

 Holly Yoder

 Three of my sisters and one niece finished their
Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt 2016.

 My granddaughter Rowen is well on the way to learning to quilt.
Here is an interesting website.


  1. Looks like a wonderful retreat. Your family is very talented. Is there a pattern for Polly Yoder's log cabin? I love the quilt and would appreciate getting the pattern.

    1. Donna, the log cabin kit was purchased from Craftsy here.

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  3. What a beautiful family! Sharing Joy and Love! Your love shows in your quilts and on your faces.

  4. Barbara and all your sisters and mother,
    What a wonderful time you all had together! I am just amazed at the finished quilts! They are all very beautiful. Polly, I do LOVE the log cabin that you sewed. And I think the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts are the picture of them all together! Love seeing Autumn with y'all, the birdies!

  5. what an amazing quilting family !!

  6. Wow, you all are sew talented! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your family is so talented! Beautiful work

  8. How lovely everyone looks and what a wonderful talented family you have. Your mother must be so very proud of all of you. I love all the work that everyone did. Take care and a big thank you for sharing.

  9. Love your star pattern. I thought I saw 18 blocks, but then had to look and count again. It really tricks the eyes, but produces a wonderful pattern.

  10. Looks like an amazing book. Would love to have it

  11. Hi Barbara: I loved your video, to show how simple it is to make these Amazingly Simple Star Blocks. Yes, I can see all the blocks, once you see how they are made. I would love to win your new book and the Table runner pattern also. You have some Absolutely beautiful Quilts on your site. My e-mail is: Thanks so much for promoting your book this way!