Homer News

I have to write this between quilting, gardening, working, and getting ready for company to come, so please bear with me! Our Homer group has also been busy doing fun things: Quilts of Valor, Quilts for Heroes, more teddy bear quilts (those tiny ones are addicting!), quilts for us (we deserve some every so often!), and other projects too. And that's not even counting gardening! Lorraine, Donna, Karrie, and Patrice were nice enough to show off some of the cool teddy bear quilts that have been recently made.

Our Mother's Day show went really well this year. We were pleased with the turnout and all the beautiful donated items for the silent auction and cash and carry. We had a really nice variety

of sizes and colors available. Thank you ladies for all your hard work!!!

After the Mother's Day show, we had our relaxing three day sew in at ABI. It was so nice to sew and not have to worry about finishing anything for a deadline! You can see Shirley holding up her chain pieced gray and Tula Pink quilt pieces and then Nancy helping Ruby finish up piecing the corners for her beautiful flower quilt. Jan brought in her custom made quilt she is working on for her husband with his military insignia.

We also had a luncheon the Pratt Museum threw us as a thank you for the quilt we donate to them every year. This year, since the museum was being renovated, we had it up at Wynn House. It was a very interesting place to visit!

Another piece of exciting news is six of us are going to make quilts for well-known local author Dana Stabenow. She is building a writing retreat space specifically for female authors. This is a very unique thing, as there is only one other of these in the U.S, in Washington State. It's going to be called “Story knife” and it will have six mini-cabins for the authors to stay and write in. Each one will have its own handmade quilt to make it a more homey space. If anyone is interested in learning more about the. retreat, you can find out more about it by liking their page on Facebook.