So here we are heading toward spring already. The quilt retreat has ended, and I'm sure we have all recovered by now or are hoping we will soon! We'd like to thank the women from Seward who organized these past three retreats. We hope our next three years will be just as successful! We have already started brainstorming and working on ideas for next year.
We also hope everyone at the retreat enjoyed our presentation of both the Homer quilters' Quilts of Valor and also our row quilts. I know a lot of us have put in a lot of time and energy into these and so it was nice to be able to share them with everyone else. For those of you who were not able to attend the retreat, for show and tell, some of us showed our Quilts of Valor that we have been making and then the 9 of us who participated in the row by row quilts got the opportunity to show those too. We had a very successful row by row and it seems to have inspired others to want to do another one soon!
Speaking of the retreat, Eileen Wythe would like to send a big thanks to the guild for receiving a Retreat Scholarship Award:
“What a marvelous retreat this year! This one was special for me, being a recipient of a Retreat Scholarship Award. What a wonderful gift.
I cannot express enough thanks to all of those who worked so hard as well as the entire guild membership. May all of you continue exchanging ideas and participation in the “show + tell” events. So many beautiful and different quilts!
Once again THANKS!
Eileen Wythe - Homer”
We are now busily preparing for the annual Mother's Day show on Shorebird Festival weekend. Some of us are also working on shorebird quilts to exhibit there and others are working on things to donate for the silent auction and the cash & carry. Writing this makes me realize that I had better get to designing both my space quilt for the guild meeting in April and also my shorebird themed quilt for May! Making a round shaped quilt is slightly intimidating but a good challenge. Good luck everyone!
As for other things going on in our group, Janet has volunteered to make a baby quilt for Haven House to auction off. Patrice has organized a project to make Perkiomen Valley blocks for the Thomas Fire victims in Santa Rosa, CA. We will be sending them the blocks, a quilt top, and a finished quilt too. Linda has asked some of us to chip in and help her make blocks that will all go into a much needed queen sized quilt for us to keep to give to any local fire victims. As she pointed out, it's much easier to commit to a block or two than to an entire queen sized quilt!