Saturday, February 05, 2011

Sew in the Snow Day

I am friends with about a dozen quilters who all live within about a 15 mile radius of me - but I had only actually ever quilted with one of them. The rest of us would talk about quilting and sewing when we would see each other at other community events and activities -and would share pictures if we happened to have a camera or cell phone with us that had photos on the memory card -but that was about the extent of it.

Until today - or rather until last July - when a few of us bumped into each other at a quilt shop.

"We should get together some weekend and quilt," I said.

"Yes," they agreed - and that is usually where it would have stopped.

But not this time. This time I rented a lodge in town, printed up invitations, and spread the word. Come and "Sew in the Snow" - and bring a friend!!! We had the lodge for the entire day - and we had plans to stay all day!!!

We made chili, and soup, and scones, and chex mix... and ate and ate and ate!!!

We sewed quilt blocks and totes and pillowcases.

We taught a new quilter how to piece together blocks that her mom had cut out years ago (and now have her hooked and heading out to buy her own tools to keep going!!!)

We even attempted to teach someone how to crochet.

We laughed.
We took photos of our works in progress.

We swapped ideas.
We had a GREAT TIME!
And I even got to eat out of a bowl with a turtle in it!!!!

We did not make it ALL day - choosing to pack up around dinner time when the snow starting coming in thick and the sun started going down... and everyone headed home safe. I had the shortest distance to travel, and was the last to leave as I had to lock up, but was home in time for dinner with the boys.

Can't wait to do it again!!!


Jennifer said...

I absolutely love sewing days, and it sounds like you had a great one! Will the next one be sew in the spring? then sew in the sun maybe?

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a fun time. Glad that you made "someday" happen, and I don't think it will be long before you all get together again.....maybe on a warmer day?!

Marj said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. Next time maybe the weather will be warmer and you all can have a full day of quilting.

Suzan said...

What a great idea and so much fun! Many of us are feeling just a little annoyed by all the snow and feeling cooped up. Getting together with friends and sewing would brighten anyone's mood!!

Barb said...

How fun.....the eating, sewing, and laughing....

Impera_Magna said...

What a great idea to get everyone together... and it looks as if you all have big fun!

jillquilts said...

It looks like it was a great time! Definitely something to plan again soon!