Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Quiting Bee is a buzzin'...

Ladies, start your engines! Whoops- I mean Ladies, thread up your needles! Our Quilting Bee has begun! Eight members came together around the frame today to get a good start on our quilt for the Stan Cassidy Foundation. Gail Mitchell pieced the Nines and Vines quilt top and it is now in the frame and we are making very good progress on the borders. In fact we even did our first roll today on one side. Woohoo!
We would love to have you join us around the frame. It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced quilter or not- all are welcome. This is a Guild project and an excellent way to get some hand quilting experience, not to mention build some friendships within the guild. It was especially nice to have one of our newest members join us today- welcome Edith! We're so glad you could join us.
Our original plan was to meet again tomorrow - Friday the 21st - however ole Ma Nature might have something to say about that. We will play it by ear and see what the weather is doing tomorrow. The forecast is not great at the moment, but maybe it won't be too bad till later in the day. If you wish to check with me by phone, give me (Linda) a call after 9 a.m.
The plan for the coming weeks is Tuesdays and Thursdays - any time after 9:30 a.m. Come for an hour or two, or come for the day. You are welcome to bring a lunch - coffee and tea will be provided.
Also, if those of you who work during the day would like some evening quilting time, the invitation is open for Wednesday evenings, any time after 6:30pm.
We have lots of needles, sizes 7, 8, 10 and 12. Do bring your own thimble if you use one.
I will post updates, changes, etc. here so check back to see our progress and schedule. As the weeks go on, we may add different days - so keep checking here.
Won't you join us?

Edit: Late Friday afternoon - the storm is upon us and the snow is blowing about, but it didn't stop 6 quilters from working on the quilt again today. We will soon be finished the borders and ready to roll in a bit. Once we get into the center section, it will be easy going . Plan to join us!!


  1. I enjoyed quilting today. It's nice of you to open up your home to do this work....Nice pics.

    Gail M.

  2. That's a wonderful community project, and a beautiful quilt. I see Gail is helping with the quilting too!

  3. Hi
    I was just reading your post about the quilting , Its a lovely quilt . I was an Auxillary member of your guild for a year but life seemed to get in the way & I only got to one meeting , but I still enjoy reading your page .

    I quilt all the time with a hoop but havent quilted on a frame in years

    Good Luck

  4. Wish I could join you guys, I just got a new sewing machine and am a beginner quilter! Would love to learn how to hand quilt, but I'm working nights right now and wouldn' be able to make it into town for meetings. Will be following you're blog :)

  5. Marlene, consider coming back to our Guild if your life calms down, we'd love to have you. And maybe you would like to come and quilt with us some day- you'd be welcome! The more hands the merrier!
    K-Swizzie, we'd love to have you join us too, if your work situation changes. Keep us in mind. Hope you'll come to our Quilt Show in late April.

  6. I will definetly come to your Quilt Show in April , the date is all marked on my calendar

    I was looking on your Blog & I dont see where you are quilting . Perhaps I missed it.It would be nice to come back to you guild & I,ll consider it again when things calm down

  7. Marlene, the frame is set up at my home. My phone number is in the above post. Give me a call if you'd like to join us.

  8. Congratulations gals, keep up the good work! Aren't you lucky!!