Since winter is upon us, we’re really hopping along with quilting. We had a local retreat in October at the Seward Resort, and had a nice sized group. In fact, Katt Shipe came from Montana, Pam Bivens from Wasilla, and Patty Nyholm from Anchorage. There were a good number of new members, and it was quite a bit of fun. Good times were had by all!
The second half of the First Annual UFO contest is down to one month to go! So far, Heather Johnston has finished three, Becky Buchanan finished four, Diane Owens finished one, Tammy Treece finished two, and Kathy Kloster finished two. Go go go!! Who will win? We’ll keep you posted.
Heather has been teaching a couple of classes this year; she did a snow skirt class that was well attended, and will be teaching a bag class in a week. The bag is a tote, and can be sized depending on your needs. You may see a couple of us sporting these bags at the February retreat.
On December 20, Seward Area Quilters will be presenting 36 quilts to Mountain Haven. The group has been working on getting these finished, and are in the home stretch. I believe pictures of a red, black and white quilt was in the previous newsletter. The size is perfect for a lap quilt.
A number of us, despite having plenty of other things to do, have decided to dive into Bonnie Hunter’s newest mastery, On Ringo Lake. So far, so good!! We’re keeping in touch on our Seward Area Quilters Facebook page. Although Bonnie has a Quiltville Facebook presence, another place to keep up on a nice group of gals is at Quiltingboard.com. Just put “On Ringo Lake” in the search bar, and you’ll come up with the thread to follow. Ha ha! Thread, get it? Maybe not that funny.
If you’re in the Seward area on Saturday, January 27th, please stop by the basement of Resurrection Lutheran Church (corner of 3rd & Jefferson) for our Quilt Show! We’d love to see you!