Well, what a great meeting we had last month. I LOVED the hexagon folding technique that Charlotte showed (although I didn't get to see it up close), but got the idea. I always enjoy seeing all of the tips you quilters come up with. You get so accustomed to using your little tricks here and there, you don't think they are special. Then when you show them to others at the guild there are all kinds of WOW - why didn't I think of that, that will really help out!! So don't be shy to let us know if you have a Tip or Tool or Trick to share.
The Member Demos were WONDERFUL!! Thanks you to each of you who took your time to prepare your technique and to share with all of us. I have already put into use 2 of the demo items. So, I know - I know - I said that Community Quilt month was my favorite meeting times, but I think I may have to take that back and say that Member Demo month is. It's like at the county fair or quilt fest when vendors are demonstrating theirs tools and product. You just can't wait to go on to the next one to see what they have to show. I hope all of you came away with new information to help you in your quilting process.
Congratulations to Sandy Smith on winning the Chapter Quilt. She came to the office where Lucy presented her with the quilt. She was so thrilled.
Well, to update you on my Spring cleaning of my sewing room. I think it is going to be a L-O-N-G Summer project. I bought a new shelf unit for my fabric in my sewing room....it won't fit.....I already have wall to wall to door to closet full. Something has GOT to go. I get psyched up to go in and DO SOMETHING, I get in there and become so overwhelmed with the moving around of things and fizzle out. I have a problem with letting go of 'Things' that have memories. SO I joined Hoarders Anonymous. Step one is overcoming the thought that someone else won't take care of it like I would.... Step two was realizing, it won't fit in my casket - so give it to someone who needs or wants it and I can watch them enjoy it like I did. Hence ---. I am giving my 1966 Singer, (the blue one) with cabinet to my daughter. She sews and would like to have it. Well, this is where it gets sticky. Forty some years ago Earl built me a custom cabinet with drawers to fit perfectly under that 'lid' that opens up. If I give her the machine, this cabinet will look naked sitting there all by it's self so I feel this should stay with the machine. (and I still couldn't fit the shelf in.)Toni would appreciate it because her dad has made her things she treasures. Well, this took another week to work through. SO now I am mentally committed and OK with it..... NOW I have to CLEAN out the drawers. So tell me, why would a seam ripper from my grandmother be so hard to get rid of.......So I will keep that. Oh and then there is the tape measure Mom gave me for my 15th birthday along with a Ginger scissors. So maybe I can keep this too. And then I see all of the old old old buttons from Mom and Grandma. (I won't even go there) So I give up and walk away. ( I feel like I should be lying on a couch talking to you) (how much and hour do you charge?) Oh no- wait... and then I thought that I should give half of this to our Son (he has his own sewing machine and knows how to use it) he would appreciate this also. I give up, I have to get over this if I want to put the new shelf in my sewing room so I can get organized...... I think I will take a before and after picture for you. Maybe that is my trigger point - I will make this my new goal. Oh is our hour up? Thanks for listening. Next appointment? July newsletter?! Thank you Doctors. See you in a month.
Hugs and Stitches,