Tomorrow is National Quilting Day. The tenth one to be exact. This crazy activity of ours is so important to us that we made a holiday. Most of you my dear readers are already dedicated quilters, but this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to spread our enjoyment to others. There are two major ways to share your love of quilts with those around you. The first and probably most obvious is to give them quilts and quilted objects. Of course when you gift quilts, it is important that the recipient understands what an amazing gift it is, and that is where the second way of sharing comes into play. You can teach someone to quilt. I am reminded of the saying about teaching a man to fish.
In order to support both the giving of quilts and the teaching of quiltmaking we are having a sew in tomorrow. I have a bunch of donated fabrics that will be available and pre cut for a simple pattern so that whoever walks in can sit down at a machine and learn a little about quilting. How fun is that?? By the way, the fish quilt is by my friend Rene Pasquale. If you want to come down and play with us the event runs from 10:30- 4:30 I hope we get the entire top done so it can be given to community quilts asap.
A couple of updates and reminders for you. I wanted to share one of those big block of the Month projects I talked about last week. Since I am sure you are wondering, it is 98 inches square, exactly the size planned. Well done!!! It is now on its way to the quilters with one of our extra wide fabric for the back.
Crazy Quilt Club has been moved to next week. And if you were curious, the planned horse show was cancelled due to the horses having a virus. We went to see my daughter anyway because she was bummed. So was I, but it was great to see her and spend some time even though she comes home for spring break today.
Lastly, space in the Alaska Block of the Month is filling very fast. Contact me immediately if you want to be part of this awesome project.