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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Keeping it alive

Three things to be happy about:
(1) friends and family
(2) technology
(3) playing "remember when"

I want to share a video with you today that I talked about here.  Antoinette Ford, founder and President of Double Nickels theater company, created a You Tube video that pays homage to senior quilters, and the art of quilting itself.  Toni believes that quilting in it's purest form should not only be kept alive, but also kept in the forefront.

Enjoy the video; it was made partly at a senior center in Southeast Washington, at our Wee Bee meeting, and in Sandy Hassan's quilting studio.

Sew forth and sew on til later!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wee Bee show and share

Three things to be happy about:
(1) auction catalogs
(2) writing a haiku
(3) a fresh pedicure

Pictures, I have more pictures!

I have show n tell from our Wee Bee meeting last Saturday...  First up is Shirley!

I love these colors and the layout, I think she made this in a class taught by Charlene at the senior center.  I have a bunch of red and yellow HSQ's that I cut out using my GO cutter and they're now resting happily beneath my bed.

Pat K (right) wanted to use her large print without cutting it too small to see the pattern:

Fear the turtle!  Loretta fell in love with this pattern when she saw it at a show...

Sandy was just doodling around and she made this one -
we were saying "workshop! workshop!"

And last but not least, Yetunde made this for a departing co-worker:
isn't it clever to use co-workers' pictures as a memory?  

I know the recipient will love it!

I wanted to share these pictures with you before I forgot - our bee is made up of some talented ladies!  
I also have pictures from this month's guild meeting but that's it for now, sew forth and sew on til later!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Uhuru's 20th anniversary

Three things to be happy about:
(1) scratching an itch
(2) kids playing tag
(3) being reminded

Okay okay, I was reminded that I hadn't updated my blog, then it was hinted that "I've been visiting but you haven't been putting anything new up there" ... then I was downright chastised by my guild members (again), so here's an update, LOL!

Our guild is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year!

We had a three-day retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hanover, Maryland, ending with an anniversary brunch yesterday.

I couldn't attend the retreat because of prior commitments, but I understand it was a success!

We had a few minutes to sit and chat in the lobby before the brunch started.  Everybody who attended the retreat was enthusiastic about the classes, the accommodations - and being able to sew without interruptions for this and that and this and that!

During the brunch we enjoyed visiting with each other, we ate a wonderful meal, we remembered the members who have passed away, and we congratulated the recipients of the Coordinator's Awards.

Carol, our founder, shared with us how the idea for a guild came about waaaaay back in 1994 ... isn't it wonderful how a small group of like-minded people can grow into a very large guild?

Here's to a successful 20 years, Uhuru!

Jennifer loves the sauteed veggies!

Shirley and Rosa served the anniversary cake
(Back row) Pat, Rosa and Nadine; Charlene and Debbra

nothing but crumbs left!
I'm sure Felicia (The Slow Quilter) will have more pictures to share later on her blog.

After the brunch Felicia, Pat, Charlene and I stopped by Walmart, where Pat and I found this fabric we just had to have!
Isn't this pretty?  We each got a half yard

That's it for now, sew forth and sew on til later!