There were other quilters that retreated to their hotels before I went left on Saturday night. I wasn't able to take pictures of their work. Amy, Diane, Karen and Laura - I apologize! I hope to get pics of your beautiful work when we get together in June!
As it turns out, Lois lives close by and she's something of a celebrity. In 2003 she made a Ground Zero Quilt. You can see it here:
It was made in a Lone Star pattern, to give the feeling of an explosion. Each diamond is a photo of someone who perished on 9-11. The Ground Zero Quilt will continue to be on display around the country for a long time to come! If you go to the link and read about the quilt, she put a great deal of thought into its design. Very powerful!
Had a great time with friends old and new, and learned a few quilting tips too.
Now that's what I call a great day! :)