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Wendy Wayne's quilt is Bonnie Hunt's quilt-along called "Unity."
Patrice Krant's quilt is Gudrun Erla's quarantine-along quilt called "Elvira."  Since Patrice did hers in Christmas colors, she renamed hers "Elf-vira"!
Piama Svoboda's quilt is also Gudrun Erla's quarantine-along quilt called "Elvira" which is being guarded by Izzy, her dachshund puppy.
Shirley Svoboda's quilt is also Gudrun Erla's quarantine-along quilt called "Elvira" which is being played on by Izzy and Jack.
Alice Krivitsky's 4 week mystery quilt by Soldotna's Brenda Clyde. It is called “Hidden Pathways."
Charlene Ditton's quilt is a quilt by Brenda of Heavenly Stitches called “Crown of Light.”
Linda Wagner's quilt is “Moondance.” Its by Chili Pepper Quilt patterns.
Lisia Barron's quilt is a quilt of comfort for a friend who has gotten cancer for a second time.  Her and some of the ladies in her other quilt group have all contributed to it.
Carol Renfrew's first quilt is Bonnie Hunt's “Log Cabin Love,”
 and the second one is the block exchange blocks from the 2020 retreat.
Margaret Lau's quilt is the 2020 retreat's mystery quilt that she has turned into a Quilt of Valor.

I thought I'd show you all a sample of different quilt-alongs and block of the week/months that are available now or that people have been doing to keep themselves sane right now, as well as some other projects people have been working on. Hopefully one of former will appeal to you or inspire you and help you stay distracted!

Wendy has been working on Bonnie Hunter's Unity quilt. https://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/unity-quilt-along.html?m=1 It's still available online now and Wendy warns that you should print out the pattern pronto if you're interested because it will be retired after this block of the week is finished! She said it requires 3 colors plus a background. It is very precise though, so if you're up for a challenge, check it out!

Patrice did the Gudrun Erla one-day “quarantine-along,” where more than 17,000 quilters worldwide participated in making Gudrun’s “Elvira” quilt. Patrice said she used Christmas fabric, and so she named hers “Elf-vira” instead!

Piama and Shirley also did the Gudrun Erla quarantine-along that Patrice did. They both used Tula Pink fabric and made them different sizes. Piama has also signed up for a fun, modern block of the week called “Summer Sampler 2020,” starting on June 1st. It's a 16 week sampler and isn't very expensive. Here's the link: https://freshly-pieced-quilt-patterns.myshopify.com/collections/summer-s...

Excuse the dogs, they both think any Tula Pink quilts are theirs!

Alice said that she worked on a 4 week mystery quilt by Soldotna's Brenda Clyde. It is called “Hidden Pathways. She said she still needs to put boarders on it.

Charlene has been working free paper piece pattern by Brenda of Heavenly Stitches called “Crown of Light.”  She said she mostly used what she had in her stash so the colors are strange to say the least.  She also said it took up a lot of her time and a lot of foundation paper! The layout isn't absolute and she might try some different ones before she sews it together.

Linda has been working on several things, including this paper-pieced table runner called “Moondance.” Its by Chili Pepper Quilt patterns, and she says she has had the pattern it for years and has finally got it done.

Lisia has completed one quilt of comfort and got it delivered it to a friend who is going through a second bout with cancer,  this time involving her liver. The quilt is lightly hand quilted in assorted colors with DMC size 8 thread in what she calls a rustic running stitch. She made 7 of the blocks and a member of her other quilting group and her daughter donated 8 more.

Carol R. has been busy and has been working on several things, including Bonnie Hunt's “Log Cabin Love” and putting together the block exchange blocks from the retreat. She has been working on “Log Cabin Love” for awhile and was finally able to complete it. She says it will be a wall hanging and that the block exchange quilt will be a throw.

Margaret has been working on her mystery quilt from the retreat and has made it into a Quilt of Valor.