The Big And The Small

Well, Quilt Retreat has come and gone again for another year. How does this keep happening so fast? It must be my age. Everything is passing by more rapidly. I remember my grandmother telling me time would speed up as I got older. She sure was right!!

And how wonderful Retreat was! Every Retreat has its own sense about it, its own personality. This Retreat was no different. The combination of the time, the weather, the people, their concerns and the quilts made this Retreat a completely unique, one of a kind, never to be experienced again occasion.

There were big laughs, big meals, big hugs, big reveals, big quilts, big moments, big lessons and big sleeps. All this combined with small giggles, small snacks, small touches, small peeks, small quilts, small moments, small ideas and small cat naps made for the most perfect of all Retreats. The best combination of the large group shared events and the little one-on-one moments are the most to be treasured.

I think the quilts on the design walls reflect our big and small moments the best for this year. Here are some in the big category.

And now for some of the small quilts. Be mindful  that most of them are small because they are not finished yet. And, after all, isn’t that the greatest characteristic  of the small things in the world – their potential? 

And on that sweet note, I say goodbye.

6 thoughts on “The Big And The Small

  1. Everyone one of them is so wonderful! I can’t decide which is my favorite. My sister loves Halloween so that one would be her favorite. I really love Christmas and elephants, so I looked at them the most.

    I know that you have reviewed a number of illustrated children’s books and so I esnted to recommend “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau. I love this book and think you will to. Have you seen it?

    Good and healing thoughts to yous.

    • I know, I know!!! It just gets worse and worse. Before long a month will last only two days and then where will we be? So far behind we will never catch up, that’s where.


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