Members of the Boardman Quilt Group abandoned regular life recently and embarked on a quilt retreat.

Leona Douglas, offered a facility with plenty of light, cutting tables and enough electrical outlets for nine sewing machines, plus several irons. In a vintage ranch house high in WashingtonÂ’s Horse Heaven Hills, the group set up their portable sewing machines, unpacked their fabrics and began working on projects during the three-day retreat. Rather than trekking to the nearest fabric shop when additional items were needed, the swapping and sharing of fabric began on the second day of the retreat.

Along with Douglas, the group included Nancy Pace of Plymouth, Katherine Sparks of Irrigon, and Boardman residents Marge Shankle, Barbara Hemnes, Barbara Henkle, Kathy Hyder, Carol Michael and Mildred Baker.

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