Tuesday, January 31, 2012

17 ladies attended today and 1 man--Homer, who helped us hang the quilts. This year we had a problem we've never had before--too many big quilts! Marie's were so big we didn't have a wall big enough to display them! At the Tucson quilt show they have what they call a bed-turning show of antique quilts. I thought that's what we could do with our overflow of large quilts. Next week I'll set up 3 tables and drape the quilts over them. Every 1/2 hour or so we'll show them. Unfortunately, they will only be there for our open house but at least people will have a chance to see them. I hope it works out okay. Tomorrow we'll fill the display case. But for now the community room is full and so is the hallway. In the community room we've got lots of quilts on one wall but on the other wall only a few large quilts. I'll start taking pictures to put on the blog tomorrow. I will also begin adding labels. This is always a big job when it goes up but it looks so nice!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

21 ladies attended today and what a surprise for me--they presented me with an absolutely gorgeous quilt!! Made from wild colors and patterns just like I like!! Daryl even called the Altamont Enterprise to come take pictures! Apparently they've been plotting behind my back, meeting in the bathroom to hand out fabric. What a sneaky bunch of women! And I never caught on! Some detective I'd make! Needless to say, I am overwhelmed. Tuesday afternoon is my fun time at work, getting to play with fabrics, etc. and getting to talk to and get to know so many wonderful women. It's been a real joy for me. Plus, I've learned a lot about needlework and life from all of them. This group holds a special place in my heart, and I expect in many of their hearts as well. We have definitely become a close knit group which is surprising since our numbers seem to grow over time. New people are welcomed and just seem to fit right in almost immediately. What a group! You couldn't ask for a better one and I am pleased and proud that it is my group. Thank you so much all of you for the beautiful quilt and most of all for your friendship!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

21 ladies attended on Tuesday. I brought in the table runner top I made in a simple pineapple workshop with Bob Silverman of the Joyful Quilter. It was a fun workshop and an easy block. I'll plan on demonstrating it to the group after our show--in March. Jo-Ann came in with a pretty pink moebius scarf she had made. I also brought in an old quilt book that had a picture of a moebius quilt in it. I challenged Sandy and Kathy O. to make a moebius quilt. We'll see if either of them do it. Sandy took the book home but didn't sound too hopeful about finding time for yet another project. Elaine L. who used to be a regular member but had to stop coming when she went back to work after having a baby came in today. She was between semesters (at Skidmore where she teaches) so thought she'd spend some time knitting. It was nice to see her again. Today a bunch of us went to Daryl's for lunch. For those of you who couldn't attend you missed a very nice lunch. Daryl's husband made some really good lasagna, Daryl a salad and 2 yummy desserts! A fine time was had by all. Thank you Daryl for your kindness and your hospitality.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

17 ladies attended today. There was a lot of knitting and needlework going on today. Cathy Y and Cathy M were both starting new knit scarves. Rosemary had a new needlepoint to work on. Marie got some more pattern reading help from Sandy on her new knitting project. From the more fabric oriented of us, Fran was cutting out fabric for placemats. Deb was attempting to cover her headband with scraps of fleece. Marguerite was still quilting her mile-a-minute little girl quilt. Kathy O. had 1 strip from a Christmas quilt she is working on. The only show and tell was a Santa stuck in the chimney from Jean K.; Marguerite's finished lone star quilt beautifully hand quilted; and my thread trimming ball (made from little bits of thread and fabric). I announced our upcoming library programs: Kris Driessen on 1/29/12 from 2-4 talking about Civil War era textiles; our quilt & craft show plus open house in February; and 2/26/12 Kris Driessen's workshop on making a civil war quilt block (sign-up is necessary for this program). Also, Daryl has kindly invited us all to lunch on 1/19/12 at 12:00.