Sunday, July 3, 2011
first time for everything
Last weekend, I went to my 45th high school reunion. It was wonderful to see some friends I hadn't seen in many years....and I found that one of my high school friends is also a quilter!!! I also was able to see my brother and give him his special retirement quilt. Great weekend but much too short. It was back to reality on Monday.
Monday night I had a chance to go to Dover to hear Karen Kay Buckley speak about borders on quilts. Her applique work is fantastic and the topic was interesting even for those who don't applique. Borders often end up being an afterthought when one is making a quilt. She had great information and is a great speaker. If you get a chance, you should go to one of her lectures. She was giving a class on Tuesday but my friends and I aren't members of Helping Hands Guild so we didn't know about it until the last minute and it was full.
I had a chance to get a sneak peak at Serendipity Quilt Shop's new home on Friday. It is going to be a wonderful place. It has the character of the old shop but has much more room and light. The new fabric she has in is beautiful. I have already picked out some I want to buy. The new store will open on July 7th. My quilting buddy, Pat, and I will be some demos of Accuquilt GO on Monday, July 11th and later be doing some classees there. Kathy has lots of classes scheduled so be sure to check out the website for the announcements.
This weekend, I am lucky to have my son and his family spend a couple of days with us. My son has to work on the 4th so we are having our picnic today. The sun is out so they are heading to the pool for a little while before we barbeque.
Happy 4th and Happy Quilting