I quilt. Our quilting group consists of about ten consistent members, we meet weekly at each other's homes for a day of quilting and friendship. Sometimes we do group projects - everyone does their version of the same pattern. This is my version of our latest group project "Fresh Cuts" - very simple piecing, and 'make you want to pull your hair out' construction. It still needs sashing, then the actual quilt sandwich, the quilting done, then the binding. I'm planning to use it as a turned-on-point table topper in our dining room. It's 48" square right now. The grey behind it is my flannel design wall, a great quilting tool for setting up a quilt.
Our next big plans involve a two night stay at Chataqua on the Lake, in upper New York State the end of September. There's a quilting conference featuring Eleanor Burns, where 5000 quilters are expected to attend. We'll load up two or three cars with our machines, fabric, good snacks, and pjs and make the three hour drive for what's sure to be an unforgettable weekened. This year's Christmas exchange is a grab bag event. Each of us is making one 16"x20" block, in 'neutral colors' and each member will draw out one block at the Christmas luncheon. It should be just right for framing.
The quilts - icing on the cake. Time with friends on a consistent basis - priceless.
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