Greetings to all our quilting sisters across the Peninsula! I hope everyone has been enjoying this outstanding weather. Since we last checked in, Seward’s had a retreat in late March. Usually we do our own thing, or someone teaches a mini-class or technique, but the project for the retreat was a mystery quilt. You could either make this for yourself, or take a kit of fabric to make a service quilt. Sheila and Tammy made kits of donated fabric for these tops. Sheila has a back room at Sew’n Bee Cozy that's for donated fabric to use in service quilts and there’s plenty to draw from. We came up with a good number of quilts. Other service quilt projects have been moving along as well. Quilting season is waning, people will be out doing other activities but I think some of us will still meet in the afternoons one day a week or a rainy Saturday here and there. This summer Seward has some additional fun things going on. Dana Verrengia will be in Seward, July 27th for a book signing and trunk show. She’ll be back in Seward on August 15 for a trunk show/book signing, intentionally corresponding to the docking of a quilting cruise.