The spring retreat's theme was Hope. The blue hat that is being worn in the third picture was our helmut of hope. The Bible tells us to put on the helmut of hope. At this quilt retreat the helmut of hope was worn by someone who was having a hard time with things. The idea was that the hat would give you hope. After wearing it, it was passed on to the next person who needed a little hope and levity! It was a feathery blue hat probably from the sixties. My husband called it the smurf hat.
This should give you a little glimmer of what fun we have at the retreats!