It's something that I have always wanted to do.
When I found out that my Sister-in-Law quilts, and my Mother-in-Law quilts, and that they are both connected to a whole network of quilters, I was really excited.
For the past three years, I have been attending an annual quilt day at my church and a quilt retreat that is held close to the middle of nowhere. In that three years, I have finished hand-piecing the front of a wall hanging, and machine sewing the top of a table runner. My Mother always picks on me for hanging out with quilters all the time but having no finished projects.
The thing is, quilters are REALLY nice people. They love having show and tell sessions, and are always so supportive and encouraging. My first quilt day, all I had to share was a little nine-patch square, and the quilters cheered for me as though I had finished a king size quilt. Every six months, the quilters gather again, see my additional couple squares and cheer as though I finished another king size quilt. It's really quite lovely. You can only imagine what it's like when someone really does share a king size quilt!
Tom and Madge are two of our quilt mentors that attend the quilt day and the quilt retreat. They are the cutest couple. They are kind, hilarious, encouraging, generous, and God-centered. Madge always has fun activities planned that include prizes. Lots of prizes. Madge also likes to plant encouraging little notes by everyone's seat when they aren't paying attention. During our gatherings, Tom will service anyone's sewing machine. For free. He is skilled with all types of machine problems and user defects. If you're interested in quilting, and you don't have a machine, Tom and Madge will make sure you get one. It will either be free or an insanely amazing price depending on the machine and the circumstance. They are always full of energy and filled with ideas.
The cake was tasty!
I thought this mini car show was so adorable.
p.s. the bunny from the card was cut with my Cricut, using the "Give a Hoot" cartridge.