Friday, April 15, 2016

group sewing day

One of my quilting groups, Mt Washington Quilting Bees, usually meets at the Senior Center in Mt Washington. But every now and then we schedule an all day sewing day at the Extension Office.
One of those days was earlier this week!

The big room was ours to use from 9am to 9pm.  As the ladies started arriving, all kinds of breakfast goodies started appearing on the buffet tables!

Some got set up and got to working on their projects right away. 
This is Pam below...

And these are the adorable house blocks she's working on. What a cute pattern, and the colors give off such calm, soothing vibes.

This is Joyce in the next photo.  She is making a tee shirt quilt using Duck Dynasty tee shirts.
That's Sandy who is only partially in the photo. She moves around so fast I can never get a good clear picture of her! 

Here is Peggy. Sewing some pillowcases for a children's charity.

And Linda, below, is sewing some blocks for a quilt for a graduating niece.

Linda said she won't have the whole quilt finished in time, she quilts by hand, so she will present the top, and then take it back to finish it. Here's a couple of her blocks. Lovely bright summery colors!

In the next photo is Jan...working on something interesting looking...and I forgot to ask her about it.
Hmm, I see some fun looking with white dots an white with red dots!  
I will have to ask her about this when I see her next.

Charlene is new to our group. She has a little black Featherweight sewing machine like mine. 
(actually she said she has two of them!)

Ha! I snuck up on Sandy and got a photo of her sitting still.  She is working on a "Red Work" quilt.
All done in red embroidery.  She's wearing a nifty gadget on her head...a flip down lighted magnifier for the really tiny stitches.

Next, is Carol, our president. She's making progress on a University of Kentucky quilt. She is a big fan and said she will be using this quilt next year during the championship games.

Shirley got a lot of work done on her black and white quilt. She is going to add silhouettes of black cats on the top when it's finished. She is using that photo in the front right as inspiration.

There were about nineteen of us in and out over the course of the day. Some stayed the whole time, some had to leave.

I didn't get a picture of all the rest of the food that we had later in the day...but there was a ton of it!

I am smiling here because I know there are still 2 donuts left in the box from that morning...and one has caramel icing on it! Hee hee!

A fun day!  Lots of talking and sharing life stories, family stories and quilting ideas.
A great group of ladies!

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