At this writing, I'm looking out the window at snow. We are coming off a couple of gloriously sunny days, where everyone in town was out walking their dogs, having a wonderful pre-spring break. People's perennials are even coming up! It is only March.
We decided to take a different approach to our newsletter article this quarter. Instead of telling you what we've been doing, we decided to talk about why we do it. What prompted this was a seemingly innocuous remark from my husband, who observed that I spend a lot of my time cutting up perfectly good fabric and sewing it back together. I had to admit he had a point.
Even though the weather outside is frightful (at this writing), all our thoughts have been turned inside to our fabric and what we can do to create new things. It was so inspiring to get together at Getting Ready for Christmas in Soldotna. Great day, really great projects, and good company. Thanks to all who participated, and thank you to you gals who supplied our lunch. VERY good! Seward has been so inspired with these Christmas ideas, that there was a get together this last Sunday in the basement of the old library.
I’m snugly busy in my quilting studio this week, working on charity quilts and Christmas presents. I don’t have the holiday spirit yet, but I certainly feel the sense of urgency. October went by in a flash and a glance at the calendar tells me November is going to go even faster.
The Homer quilters have been busy again this quarter. We said goodbye to a few of our snowbirds and hello to a few returning winter attendees. The crossover weeks made for a delightfully crowded Kachemak Community Center on Thursdays; at least once I counted more than 20 quilters.
We have been very productive lately! While welcoming one or more of our snowbirds back each week, we were also busy in April preparing for our annual Mother's Day/Shorebird Festival Quilt Show on May 9 and 10. There were 66 quilts in this year's show, ranging in size from table runners and small wall-hangings to king-size bed quilts, and more than 300 show visitors. Viewer's Choice awards were given in several categories, including Birds of Kachemak Bay. Since the quilt show coincides with Homer's annual Shorebird Festival, this category attracts lots of passionate viewers and votes.
The days are getting longer and the weather is getting better. There's a slight shifting of gears, or at least thoughts in that direction - from quilting to gardening, company from outside, trips to visit loved ones, SUMMER!!! Until then, we're involved in quite a number of projects over here in Seward. There have been classes that several of us have taken. Barb Steckel's Brit's Blitz and Karrie Youngblood's Feathered Star class. Tammy's leading the block of the month and that's coming along very well. Baby welcome wagon quilts are keeping up with the population so far! There have be
We've been a busy bunch here in Seward. It seems we're having a baby boom over here. Thank goodness P.J. Bauer started "Baby Welcome Wagon" back up. It had been inactive for a period of time. Quilters have been supplying baby quilts to the program and they are still coming! What was going on last winter in Seward? Something in the water?
Kachemak Bay Quilters are staying busy as we head into the fall and winter seasons. We celebrated 25 years as “Kachemak Bay Quilters” with a mid-October potluck. As always, great food – lots of it – and the opportunity to visit with quilters that we may not have seen all summer.