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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!


  1. Congratulations on your guild's 20th. I don't like chicken decor, but I do love chicken fabric - funny I know. This is really cute!

  2. Ha ha. I saw Uhuru and immediately thought of the lovely Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. I suppose I had missed seeing the name of your guild in the past.

    Congrats on a successful 20 years as a guild. It appears that everyone had a great time. I love seeing the smiling faces. :-)

    That chicken fabric is so cute. I suppose I would have gotten some also.

  3. I think I would have had to add some of that chicken fabric to my chicken stash which is "stewing" while waiting its turn to be made into the great Chicken Coop Caper quilt.

  4. i ordered that same fabric last week to make a special order bag.

  5. Beware, those chickens are sure to multiply.

  6. Isn't it wonderful to have a great group of like minded people? Before I moved to central Washington I had a small group of 12 ladies who met weekly. I miss them dearly and even though we FaceTime at lunch every Tuesday it just isn't the Sam theing as being there, sitting in the same room with them, sharing stories of our lives.....


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