Because I fly in from California, I rarely bring a quilt for show-n-tell, preferring to bring in smaller items that will fit in my luggage. Similarly, I don't bring in my sewing machine ... not even my Janome Jem Gold, which was designed for traveling and workshops. The hostesses *very* graciously offer their extra machines to us out-of-towners to use, should we want to machine sew a project.
But even THAT is too much effort for me .... egads, I need to pack ALL of the piece parts, ALL of the fabric I want to use ... even the fabric that I'd like to have an option to use. Plus all my tools of the trade for sewing. Ugh ... it's just way too much effort for me to bring along a sewing machine project.
So .... what DO I bring to work on? My Forever Project(s)!!! Currently, I have a several Forever Projects and I brought all of them, because you just never know how fast they will get done. :-)
One Forever Project is smooshing together medium sized hexie flower units, which will end up as the center medallion of a quilt. Another Forever Project is a needleturn applique of a Tahitian pareau (sarong) that I bought for the express purpose of turning into a lap quilt.
But the Forever Project that I decided to concentrate on was Stash Busting Star #10. I also brought a prepped Stash Busting Star #11, *just in case* I was very speedy. :-) So, all that long weekend, from Thursday night through Saturday, I steadily worked on Star #10 and BY GOLLY!! I got it finished! Woo hoo! (After this star was done, I turned my attention to the Tahitian pareau.)
In looking at my collection, I think I have an overabundance of blue stars, not that is a bad thing but I think that some more red stars could be in order.