Our first actual trip in 2020. Like most Americans, Covid-19 has delayed any travel this year. New York is beginning to get back to some sort of normalcy and we are now able to do some traveling. As a result, this trip brings us to Clayton NY on the St. Lawrence Seaway. On our first night in the campground. we were treated to a beautiful sunset.
Unfortunately, since this is the first week of Phase 3, many of the beautiful venues are not opened yet. We did visit the lighthouse at Tibbits Point,, where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence meet.
Here we enjoyed a leisurely lunch by the river.
Last evening before dinner we sighted a beautiful sailboat from our campsite.
In addition, I was able to attend of virtual zoom meeting of my quilt guild. This is only the second time we have had a virtual meeting this year. Our presenter was Karen Miller of Red Bird Quilts. She gave a very informative session on Auriful Threads. It’s so good to see everyone even if only on the screen.
Today we are headed for Alex Bay and the Thousand Islands to check out some of the tourist sites. Even if they are not open, the area is so beautiful that we may just enjoy a hike and lunch by the water.
Each year our quilt guild members are able to enjoy a number of workshops. This year is no exception – although the workshops and monthly meetings will be presented a bit differently. Unfortunately, thanks to Covid-19 we have not been able to have a physical meeting since February.
Last month our membership participated in a virtual meeting via ‘Zoom’. We had our scheduled program on ‘Barn Quilts’ along with our regular business meeting and ‘show and tell’. Our members (58 of our 90+ members participated) have certainly been busy during our time of isolation. Many of them had multiple ‘show and tell’ quilts. It was definitely welcome to participate again!
Also our May meeting was paired with a workshop giving us the opportunity to make our own Barn Quilts. Even though I was anxious to participate, having seen some barn quits on recent trips in our camper, I was definitely working out my element. Quilting is one thing, painting and drawing quilt another!
Luckily Wenda Coburn of Barn Quilts with Wenda was able to transform the workshop to a Facebook group with videos that gave us the step-by-step directions on the how-to’s of making a barn quilt. She readily answered questions as they came up
Also we were provided an extensive collection of designs. I planned on making the illusion pattern Pinwheel Maze but when I looked on Pinterest to see some color variations I came across a barn quilt featuring a hummingbird . I couldn’t resist. The result:
I still have some finishing work to do. Can’t wait to see it hung on our shed.
Now I’m looking for an excuse to make another one!