February is the month of LOVE and valentines, as well as shorter days and colder weather. It’s a perfect time to snuggle under one of those gorgeous quilts you’ve made and read a good book with a cup of hot chocolate. Or maybe sit and watch a good movie while you do hand work. I love hand stitching my bindings with the quilt across my lap warming me up as I stitch away.
I’ve been busy sewing up a storm lately with the recent Mystery Quilt Along that Erin Haugh did, and the Bolt- to-Bed event that Deb Yeska hosted last month. The best part is that not only have I been piecing quilt tops, but I’ve also quilted, bound and labeled them! I LOVE the feeling I get when I’ve completed a quilt and I can stand back and look at it, right?!? I bet you all feel the same way about a finished project.
And since this is the month of LOVE, let me just say how much I LOVE this Guild. If you weren’t part of the Bolt-to-Bed Zoom-fest, you missed out on some fun comradery. It was an informal affair, and some members were on the Zoom call for all or most of the day, while others joined in for just a brief time. Deb had set “check-in” times to see how others were doing, and we chatted while we sewed. I LOVED being with others again (albeit virtually) and it was very much like our normal Bolt-to-Bed event except that clean-up was a breeze! It was very comforting to me to share the day with other quilters while sewing comfort quilts!
Please take note that this month, our regularly scheduled program and workshop with Sheila Snyder- Sinclair has unfortunately been postponed due to the statewide Covid-19 guideline of group meetings with
6 or fewer people in attendance. I’m sure you’re as disappointed in this as I am, but please know that we strive to follow the mandated guidelines so that we all remain healthy. Our program chairperson, Erin Haugh, is working on a terrific replacement program for us that will be via Zoom, and you’re going to LOVE it, so be sure to join us on February 24!!
Until next time, sew on!
Marsha Eibert, AM President