I belong to Southern Cross Quilters an online quilting group of Aussies and Kiwis and every year they hold a Retreat in a different place e.g. this year it was in Mildura and next year it will be in New Zealand.At these retreats they swap signatures squares and eventually they are made into quilts.I haven't been to a retreat since Bendigo in 2012 but I still had three piles of siggy to make into a quilt , which is a memory not just of the retreats but also the friends you make.
My three piles of squares waiting to be made into something nice.
Above is the Kiama quilt and to the left is the Bathurst Retreat quilt.
Above is the front of the Bendigo quilt and on the left the back of it.