Friday morning I headed off to drive to Harrison Hot Springs for our annual Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild retreat. I've gone to each one save the time I broke my foot three days before the retreat. We usually attend it the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving and the trees are giving out some lovely colours. We were also expecting a series of three Pacific storms originating from two Typhoons so rain and wind was expected. I spotted these trees just across the bridge in Surrey as I was waiting for a left turn light to change.
My first finish for the weekend was the Retreat bag. It is a free pattern from Emmaline Bag, you do have to buy some hardware for it. You can find the pattern here and also order the hardware if your local quilt shop doesn't carry it.
Nancy came by and shared her gadget apron she made from Krista Hennebury's retreat book. Krista Fleck designed it. She used some of Latifah Saafir's Grafic fabric line.
Here is some information if you would like to make some blocks or quilt tops to send to the event.
More of Lorna's blocks, with Wendy's peeking behind.
Asian inspired vase.
These are Beckie's paper pieced blocks and Cher's below.