We stitch. It is what we do. We stitch for warmth and comfort. We stitch to celebrate. We stitch to grieve. We stitch in protest and in support. We stitch for friends, for family and for strangers we will never know. Like the ancient pyramids, the power of our craft rises from a firm base of friendship and community to an apex of strength that will stand the test of time.
That about covers it, doesn't it?
Our October meeting is this week. Have you been working on a fall or Hallowe'en project? If so, please bring it to share with us as well as any other items for show and tell, library books to return, toonies for our thread raffle draw, wear your nametag, and be ready to sign up for upcoming workshops/workdays. Our program is Improvisational Quilts, so if you have any examples of Improv quilts to share with us, please bring them along too.
Linda Hubbard now has an Aurifil thread colour chart if you need to check on a certain colour, or do a comparison. She will bring it to each meeting.
Karen, our Aurifil supplier, will be sending in another order next week, so if there is a colour you want/need and don't see it on her site, now is the time to let her know and she will order it in. Or if there is something you wish her to special order for you, she'll do that too. Let Linda H know by this Friday Oct 19, or contact Karen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New to her inventory is 80 weight Aurifil, wonderful for English paper piecing and hand or machine applique, and Karen says she loves it for stitching a binding as it just melts into the fabric. You can quilt with it too! :) It's available in two collections, or individually. You can read about it on Karen's blog here.
Don't forget about Elm City QG's show later this week at Gibson Memorial Church, 183 Gibson St.
Fri. 10-8pm, Sat. 10-4pm. Vendors and refreshments, $5.00 admission.