Sunday, July 31, 2011

and I'm Home!

Home from Kansas with lots of pictures, but they'll have to wait until I get them into the computer!
What a wonderful week I had.  We had 10 attendees but only 8 sewers, but when we thought a bit more about it, 2 of us spent more time sandwiching quilts to be quilted then actually sewing- but it was a chore that needed done and we did it!  Oh, why only 8? You ask.  Well, Bea comes with her sister, Mary, and she is a fabulous person.  She trims and sorts and designs.  We'd be lost without Bea!  and the other... Jade- a wonderful 20 yr old who loves her G-ma to pieces and she came along for the ride :-) .  We had Donna, our youngest sewer who at one point I said she looked liked a California Surfer Girl! She's a gem and I love her, but don't tell her I said that!  We had Phyllis who sits quietly (sometimes!) and assembles the most beautiful creations.   Her work is astounding, now if we can only convince her of that.  Oh, and Mary (Bea's sister), what a source of information.  She seems to have one of those minds that can recall where she found what at a moments call, and what lovely quilts she produces -another of our Gems!  Paula, Jade's Granny - she has  appropriately replaced the Energizer Bunny - she just goes and goes.  She sat down at her Juki and started quilting and just kept going and going and going and going (you get the picture!)  Tracy, Another prolific quilter who doesnt know her own worth!  all I can say about her quilt tops is WOW!  Tracy just seems to have that natural ability to know how to put things together.  And we have Cathy...... Not only a very dear friend but our main organizer.  She's the glue that keeps us together.  Without her encouragement I don't know how'd we manage to do what we do - she's amazing.  And we had the pleasure of Mickie stopping by for a visit.  I've had the pleasure of quilting many of Mickie's quilt tops and her work is amazing.  It was great to finally meet her in person.  She is warm and upbeat - what joy! 
Yes, I will be posting pictures in future posts, but I wanted to introduce you to the lovely ladies first as they are the Thread that Binds!


1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had fun - can't wait to see the pictures!