Tuesday, June 15, 2010
First Bee Anniversary
Last Thursday we all celebrated our First Anniversary of meeting outside Ladybug. It's been a year of meeting at the church in Suffolk, and if I were to count my blessings concerning Quilt Bee, I have to say that it's largely the leadership of Pat, who is amazing, and gives of herself so much to all of us; it's partly the group of ladies who are all so great and fun-loving and share so much on so many levels; it's partly the fact that Rule #1 is "There are no rules" so Bee isn't stuff and formal like a Guild would be, nor is there any pressure; and partly I would say it's the comraderrie of sharing a fun activity that we all LOVE and doing it in a way that often brings howls of laughter....it truly is an escape from all the pressures of that world out there. Yep, it means so much to me on SO MANY levels, and I'd never give it up! Thanks Pat! And thanks to all of you wonderful quilters who come every month.....
For the Anniversary meeting, we were all given a piece of an inspiration fabric and a paper piecing pattern. These are the squares that were collected to be given away by drawing. The inspiration fabric is shown best in the bottom middle of the picture, the blue with cranberry-colored flower.
This was the quilt top Mom showed for show-and-tell. It was quite a challenge to make, she said!