It's that time of year already. Leaves fall off of the trees; the sky clouds over more; the temperature is a bit chillier each day. As the pumpkins stop making faces on the porch and hop into pie tins in the kitchen, our quilts change a bit too. They feel even snuggier (is that a word?) as we do our handwork and let them cascade over our laps and legs. Perhaps encasing a kitty who is wise enough to know their wonder too.
From a time of "boo" to a time of thanks. What do quilters say "thank you" for? Well, thanks for: * wonderous cotton fabrics in a thousand colors and beautiful prints; * good lighting; * sharp needles; * for thread that follows our needles smoothly through sandwiches of fabric and batting; * fancy sewing machines; * long-arm quilters, both the persons and the machines; * new patterns that delight us with creative impressions; * traditional patterns that unite us with quilters of days past; * quiet moments to indulge our creative urges; * noisy guild meetings filled with knowledge, friendship and laughs; * quilt shows that give us a chance to show our treasures and talents and collect ideas for more; * our muses that whisper the sweet nothings of new ideas in our ears, even when we least expect them; * chocolate (I've yet to meet the quilter disagreeing with that!); * family and friends, even the friends we have yet to meet, who will fell the warmth and love of our quilted creations; * for "sister-quilters", especially those in our guilds, who encourage and inspire us.
The holiday season is off to a running start and with that, a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
We are a friendly guild that meets at: Blanchard Road Alliance Church located at 1766 S. Blanchard St. in Wheaton, Illinois, 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
All are welcome.
There are currently about 45 members, which makes us just the right size to have a lot going on, but still small enough to know everyone and make lasting friendships.
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