This week was my families annual sewing retreat. For one week every winter all of the ladies on my mother’s side of the family get together and sew. Children and husbands are welcome to visit but they must not disturb the sewing. Each person is in charge of one meal for the group and we only eat brunch and supper. This allows maximum sewing and minimal responsibility for everyone. There was a total of 15 ladies who were able to make it this year; 1 Grandmother, 7 Aunts, and 7 nieces. There were many more that were not able to make it, we missed them all very much and hope there schedules will allow them to join in next year.
I love this time of year because it is a vacation for me, but it is also a time to learn. Quilting and sewing is a part of my heritage and this week ensures that our heritage is being shared with the next generation. We also spend the week praising God and enjoying fellowship. Hear is a sneak peek into our special week.
This is our sewing factorie
Grandmother teaching one of her great-grandchildren
My mom and sister!
This quilt was made from my grandfathers old shirts; they still smell like him.
This disappearing nine patch was my project. I started it last year and was able to finish it this year, I am sure Keyona will be pleased to put it on her bed.
I hope this post has left you feeling encouraged to pass on your heritage to your children and maybe even add to your families heritage. With joy in my heart I praise God for my family!
Please visit these other blogs to see more on the sewing retreat!