Sunday, May 1, 2016

Group quilting and sewing

Hey readers,

Just a short post tonight, need to get a few more chores done so I will have a good week at school.  
We are coming down to the end of the school year.  Last full week with not too much more to go!  I have been craving the beach.  I always lived near the beach growing up, and it has been two years without a trip to the beach.  I need to make that happen.

If you are not a member of a guild, you need to find one.  It is so nice to get together with others that love doing the same things you do.  Plus the satisfaction one gets from working on a group project and seeing it done are great.  Last Saturday we were working on three different projects at our monthly Sit n Sew.  One group was working on gifts for the goodie bags that we will give out when our guild hosts the MQA state meeting in the Fall.  Another group was working on the Habitat quilt.  And the group I was working with were putting the rows together on the house quilt.  We had such a nice time and accomplished so much!!

Saturday, I put the borders on a quilt our guild was making.  Cut the binding and pieced it, and put it on a tube so it would not wrinkle.  I also put the backing together.  My brother was here for the weekend, so he carried it back to Columbus for me.  

Also on Saturday, the Possum Town Quilters, presented a quilt to a new Habitat for Humanity recipient.  The new home owner, was Cookie, aka Dennis Bailey.  Cookie has worked at Columbus High for years.  This was short notice for this quilt, so last Saturday on our sit and sew day, we made a jelly roll quilt and set in some t-shirts.  We got the top done except for attaching the borders.  Watana carried it home, put the borders on, and quilted it with a sports theme.  Then the Wednesday Maple Street quilters, many of whom are PTQers, sewed the binding down.  I did not go to the dedication as the weather was bad.  

This afternoon I worked on some gifts for my dad's birthday and a quilted piece that my step mother, did not know what to do with it.  So I set it in a pillow for her, and made a couple of travel pillow cases for my dad.  I don't think he reads my blog that often so I am going to take a chance and post a photo of them here.  

Have a great week.  

Sew on!!