No need to look at the calendar to know that summer has arrived. Summer Solstice is officially June 21 but we are already experiencing record breaking high heat. Sounds like a good idea to stay indoors and sew, sew, sew. Aren't we glad the sewing machine was invented (and every other modern convenience)? The sewing machine was first introduced in France in the 1830s and was patented in the US in 1846. On the crazy holiday list, Sewing Machine Day is listed as June 13th. Sounds like another reason (not that we need one) to stay inside and sew.
But, don't stay home on June 10th! Come to the Ocean Waves Guild meeting and sew, eat, laugh with us. Following the meeting, Denise Glaser will be teaching how to make a tote bag that will be great to take to the beach. Sign up for her class on the website. If you aren't taking the class, stay and tie community quilts. Our members have been very busy piecing tops for community quilts. There are a number of these tops waiting for the next step. We are going to set up a station to tie quilts before and after Guild meetings, and then send the quilts home with members for binding. We have also scheduled a community quilt work day on Saturday, June 17 at the Sunrise Adult Day Care Center from 9-3 to finish more of these quilts.
I ran across some “Dad-isms”. In honor of Father's Day I thought I would share a few with you:
Because I said so, that's why!
Go ask your mother.
My dad actually said this: You make a better door than a window.
And, one that has a lot of truth: If you don't have time to do it right, how on earth will you ever find time to do it over?
I have saved my Dad's and Jerry's ties. One of these days I am going to make a quilt from these ties. If you have made a project out of ties, bring the quilt to the meeting and share it with us. Everyone loves Show and Help. I am also looking forward to seeing the "ugly" fabric wheelchair quilts.
Work has begun on the Guild Opportunity Quilt. The idea is that everyone does a little bit. Gale Polk is coordinating the creation of the quilt. But, the quilt is just the beginning. Members are also needed to advertise, distribute tickets, collect money, etc. Please let Gale know what you can do to make the Guild Opportunity Quilt a success.
Quilts connect the past with the present and the future.
Ocean Waves Quilt Guild
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