Our Guild members enjoyed getting together so much on National Quilting Day that we wanted to find a way to do it more than just one day a year.
The new library in Marcellus, NY encourages groups to use their community room for activities. The lighting is perfect for quilting and chairs are very comfortable. There’s plenty of room to spread out projects and set up ironing and cutting stations. We’re lucky that our Guild is located in such a community.
One of our members made arrangements for us to use the room on a monthly basis. Just think the opportunity to quilt, problem solve and interact with other quilters all day – no interruptions! We were able to have our first get-together today.
I decided to work on the hand-piecing project from a class that I had taken in 2003. Hand-piecing is easy and a perfect take-a-long project. But now I remember why I never finished it – I don’t like the scrappy look.I’ll have to go through my stash and coordinate some fabrics before I can go back to it it again.
I’m not any closer to my plan only to work on UFO’s this year. I put that plan aside when I found the “perfect” earth tone fabrics and learned about Seminole Patchwork on a trip to Florida this winter. Of course I had to start a new quilt!
Nevertheless we all enjoyed ourselves so much that we are hoping the library will allow us to use the room twice a month – and not just once a month!
Quilting from Home!