Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Fun Saturday Sew-In!!

Last Saturday, the BMQG sew-in was held at Bolts to Binding. We usually have a slow start, as people trickle in around noon. There's usually only a few of us that show up at 10:00. I guess everyone must have gotten up early, because we had a packed house by 11:00! Fourteen members were in attendance throughout the day! That's the most we've ever had! The room was abuzz with chatter, creativity, and of course, lots of laughter. Oh, and food! Several people brought snacks, so we were adequately sugared up! LOL!

Jen worked on a skirt for her daughter and showed us a quilt that she'd finished. Sarah worked on her Habitat challenge (I know the due date has come and gone, but some of us are still working on it), Lynsey couldn't do much, because of having problems with her hands, but she showed up to spend time with us and share her warm smile. Christina, a friend of Jen's, attended for the first time. We really enjoyed having her with us! Nicci worked on her Swoon block. Meg worked on a scarf, Cindy worked on her "sew-in only" quilt, and Christine worked on a raggy quilt. Christy prepped some fabric, and Laura made a pillow case to go with her nephew's Thomas The Tank Engine quilt. Liz was drafting a design for her Kaffe Fassett fabrics (a quilter after my own heart). Lana was playing with some beautiful Art Gallery fabric by Pat Bravo. Such rich, glorious color!

As for me, I repeated my Dresden Plate tutorial, and I got busy sewing those little blades. I cut up two charm packs and ended up with 160 blades! I'm telling you, it's easy to get carried away on these things! They are fun to make! I thought they also looked good as a scarf. ;-) For pictures of our sew-in, visit our Flickr page.

While we were busy sewing, Pam was helping Suzanne in the Strawberry Patches booth at the quilt show. I got a very excited text from her, letting me know that she'd won 5 ribbons on her beautiful quilts! Bob Miller and Patty Young were also ribbon winners! We have some amazing talent in our guild, and the whole group rejoiced when I shared the news with them! Congratulations, ladies and gent!

Our February meeting will be held on February 18, at Strawberry Patches, 2:00 - 4:00. This month's sew-in will also be at Strawberry Patches, February 25, 10:00 - 4:00.

**Note: Bolts to Binding will be moving to a larger space in the very near future. If you go by there and the doors are closed, don't panic! As soon as I have more details, I'll share them here!

Happy stitching,


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