Awesome day yesterday
My quilt club, like yours, has not met since March. We've had a few small driveway meets and kept in touch through our Facebook group but nothing is better than time together. Today would have been our normal meeting day and Becky suggested that we have an outdoor get together in the picnic shelter near our meeting place. We had no idea how many people would show up but we had over 20 people once everyone arrived! After 3 months you can be sure that we had an epic show and tell!
I had 11 veterans quilts already collected before the meeting and now I have 22 to deliver this week! I know that the VA has a procedure for making sure the quilts are safe. I would expect that they will isolate them somewhere for a week before using them.
Added to the stack is this quilt that I made and got bound yesterday.
I quilted it with my favorite wavy crosshatch. It's perfect for quilts that are all squares, especially when the squares are less than 6". It quilts up so fast! I had to quilt fast because I quilted this one with the next one and I wanted to get it back to Gwen at the meeting yesterday.
This is Gwen's fun scrappy string quilt. These string quilts always look great.
I quilted it with free-motion "straight" lines. That's also some fast quilting so these were done Monday evening and ready to deliver yesterday.
Today I have some errands to do in the morning but this afternoon I'll either be piecing the next veterans quilt or quilting one of Mom's quilts. I'm still trying to get a focus on my next big project but that inspiration just hasn't happened yet. It will eventually and in the mean I'm enjoying the veterans quilts.
Tina in NJ
6/10/2020 12:09:14 pm
One of the members of my guild is hearing impaired and the masks really pose an obstacle for her since she can’t read lips.
Tina in NJ
6/10/2020 12:06:40 pm
Glad your quilt group could get together in person. My guild has had a couple of Zoom meetings so far. I’m going to play it by ear. I had a pacemaker implanted just before Covid hit in earnest and I’m not even doing grocery shopping these days. On the rare occasion I have gone out, I put on my mask, my hat, and my sunglasses and do my best impression of the Invisible Man!
6/11/2020 08:37:29 am
As I am Mom's main caregiver, (no-one else goes in the house) I am holding back for a while on "re-entering" the world. I have been to buy groceries and to the drug store, but that is about it for me.
Vicki in MN
6/11/2020 08:59:28 am
How awesome that you had a nice turnout for your group. I am sure everyone was just itchin' to get out and see others.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.