GLHQ’s 2017 Retreat @ Lake Huron Retreat Center

I spent Monday thru Thursday at the Lake Huron Retreat Center 

I have slowly been working on a mystery quilt called Peace, Love & Quilt (PLQ). This was a free online mystery by Sharon Blackmore of

Since I spend a lot of time quilting for others, I often set my projects aside. Well, I took this along to finish up putting the blocks together. It’s been sitting around for too long. I have the blocks together but decided to add a white border to make it queen sized.  I purchased that fabric but still need to cut and sew it on.


This laid on the retreat floor for a couple days and no one noticed the block out of place. I’m so glad I posted this online where one of the PLQ members pointed this to before I added the borders. Look at the top row & you’ll see it. I need to take that block out & turn it.

Another project I worked on with Martha S. We decided to make the same quilt & she had the Marcia Derse fabrics and I had the bolt of black fabric. She cut the colored pieces and I cut all the black and we swapped. We both have our blocks done but not put together yet. Here are a few blocks of that project. I still need to press them and then can lay them out and move around the blocks until they look good.


Retreat is always a fun get away. I hate the packing but I love that I don’t have to cook and can get some piecing done. This is a church retreat center so there is no wine or adult beverages allowed ( the only downside). We had beautiful views of Lake Huron. We can open the windows and get the breeze off the lake or when it got hot we turned on the A/C.IMG_3975

Now that I’m home I’ll be back working on others quilts, Dana’s wooly and Jean P’s allover.