Rainy days make great Quilting Days!!

Happy belated Labor Day – hope everyone enjoyed a few days off their normal routine and got to do some of the things you enjoy.  I know I did – Dave gathered in the green beans and corn and we started canning – (yes, WE – he’s really a big help) – added another 21 quarts & 7 pints of beans and 20 quarts of corn to our cupboard.  One more day of canning beans should complete our “harvest” for this year.  Always thankful for the garden vegetables,  for my mother who took the time and patience to teach me how to can them, and a wonderful husband to be my canning helper 🙂  Blessed.

We had our first Sit & Sew last Thursday – and I’m happy to report that it was filled.  We are also already filled for Sept. 15th – which means I’m going to have to really work to keep ahead of all you quilters 🙂  We enjoyed making our Dresdan Turkery tablerunners and yes we did get off course a little when Nita started making the ten-minute tablerunners – but we sure came up with lots of possibilities for that to.  That’s what Sit & Sews are all about – lots of fun and great ideas from everyone.  Hope to see lots of new faces and ideas in the future.

Pat Habenschuss taught her first class of the season – County Lines – and again had a full class.  Everyone choose such beautiful fabrics – going to be some really great quilts come from this class.  I always find it interesting to see how the pattern looks in different fabrics and I got to experience this one first hand – from batiks to sports -fabrics of all colors —this pattern really takes on a different look.   I am going to challenge each of our class participants to bring their completed class project back to the shop so we can put a picture here in the gallery for everyone to see just how this pattern looks in everyone’s favorite fabrics!!

Tomorrow is Thursday – Sept. 8th – and we’re having Neighbor’s Day – from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Everything sewn on this day goes to different charities and community projects.  Millie has kits already cut for you to begin sewing – so bring your machine and basic sewing supplies and plan to spend the day.  Some go out for lunch – some bring theirs along – plenty of room for everyone -and definitely plenty of need.  If we run out of table room we can always use help with pressing, clipping and encouraging 🙂  Second Thursday of each month.  Some of the places the quilts go to is Veterans, Hospice, Habitat for Humanity – Hope you can join us!


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