Our 4th annual retreat with quilting friends has come and gone all too quickly. We had a small group this year. We missed those that couldn’t attend this year and were happy to welcome a couple new faces to our group. I don’t know why we didn’t take our group picture on Saturday when everyone was there… here we are on Sunday from the left - Me, Dawn, Sue, Neen, Bev, May and Lori – missing are TJ and Brian.
This year I also called on my husband to act as judge for our annual challenge and he brought along our granddaughter Miss K to help. She had spent some time down at the shop visiting with the ladies over two evenings and had quickly made new friends. When she and Pop’s arrived to judge the Crayon Challenge quilts on Saturday I asked if she was ready to be a judge? “But Granny – what if I hurt someone’s feelings?” she asked as she put her hands on her cheeks! Such a dilemma for an 8 year old!
Miss K and Pop’s looked carefully at each quilt and they compared the crayon colors with the colors in the quilt. After they had made one round looking at everything they each picked out what they considered their top three. Since 2 of their 3 were the same those became the 2 to choose between.
I told Miss K that they would now need to choose between the two and asked her how she thought they would go about it. Both her Pop’s and I were surprised when she said “well - we could use a decision tree… list the things we like or don’t like about each one and compare”. All-righty then – a decision tree it was! Who knew that they teach this stuff in 2nd grade??
Our winner Bev and her quilt with the Judges.
And in no particular order…
All the quilts were lovely and as usual the pictures don’t do the colors justice.
I’ve always loved our group challenges – it’s always interesting to see what everyone does.
Our Challenge next year will be Stars! Should be very interesting!!