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 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!!!