I went yesterday to an "open sew" at the local library with my several of my guild friends...what a wonderful day of quilting fellowship.
I can never seem to explain for my husband the desire to lug all my sewing stuff to the library to sew with my friends... How do you explain the commeraderie, inspiration, energy, synergy and fellowship that comes from these types of quilting get togethers. If you are in a quilting bee a guild you know what I am talking about.
I didn't take pictures but I should have. One of my friends is working on an absolutely marvelous quilt for her son who recently retired from the marines. It was completely hand embroidered and she is going to hand quilt it...puts me to shame - my husband is retiring soon and I am not planning anything that elaborate...but just to know that it is possible - is awesome and inspiring.
Another one of my friends is working on a hand appliqued Hawaiian quilt from Hawaii...she hasn't really appliqued anything before (a small wall hanging) and then she just jumps into a Hawaiian quilt...absolutely fearless!
Then there were my two friends who were working on mock wedding ring quilts one was blue and yellow the other was brown, orange, green and teal - they were both beautiful, but completely different. Just to show you the endless possiblities of quilting.
Of course a few of my friends were working on cutie quilts for kids - Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle and some doggie fabric quilts/pillowcases...
We talked about quilting, cooking, kids/grandkids and everything in between - it was rejuvenating and refreshing. I got up this morning and happily cleaned my house and made breakfast for my family...ready to tackle everything (gonna do my taxes later)....sometimes you HAVE to refill your cup.