For some unknown reason spring came early and people have been hopping around doing their summer activities already. It's only June, and it's hard to get anyone to gather 'round and do anything! Our Wednesday night quilting died off to the point of no return, so it's shut down for the season, back when September rolls around. Some people are meeting on Wednesday's mid-day at Sew'n Bee Cozy. Sometimes we have projects or looking for help with a project, or just need to get something done, but many times we just meet for lunch. Nothing wrong with that!
Some of us have been enjoying travel around the state for quilt shows or classes. We absolutely loved Homer's quilt show this year. It wasn't as busy in Homer this year because Mother's Day weekend did not fall on the same weekend as the Shore Bird Festival. We had quite a bit of fun anyway, looking at all the great quilts and quilted projects. It was very hard to vote for Viewer's Choice in all the different categories, there were so many wonderful pieces to choose from. I remember buying raffle tickets, but Karrie hasn't called me yet...
Several of us attended Susan Else's class, and were enchanted and swept away for two days. Class attendees were from all areas: traditional quilters, beaders, art quilters, etc., but all came together in the same jungle to enjoy these wonderful techniques.
Sew'n Bee Cozy has had several classes, and some people are coming out of their gardens or basements in order to broaden their horizons. These classes are very fun. We've had Kate Beebe and Barb Steckel from Anchorage and Sterling, and Tammy and Sheila have taught classes.