March is National Quilters Month
Quilters also have a National Quilter’s Day, on March 20, 2021.
Anyone have any ideas about ways to celebrate this? Please email suggestions to: Guild@ihquilters.com
Thank You & Happy Quilting!
Related holidays to put on your calendar:
National Sewing Machine Day (June 13) – Celebrates the day the sewing machine was patented.
National Thread the Needle Day (July 25) – This holiday is also about metaphorically threading the needle – walking a fine line between two issues.
National Sewing Month (September) – Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
Five and a half feet of snow from a blizzard dumped on Arnold the first week of February. The whole town was dealing with downed trees and power lines. Roads were blocked off or closed, the snowplow could not get through. Aside from being very annoying, communications were all down (phone, cell & internet). We were cut off from the world. For over a week.
What do quilters do when they can’t use their sewing machines? We do prep & handwork. Like binding the edges of finished quilts. Like cutting fabric for the next quilt or project. Organizing our “stashes”, designing our own stars, blocks, or layouts. Taking care of U.F.O.’s. (Unfinished Objects). I happily found 5.5″ flannel squares in my flannels bin that will make a cute toddler’s comfort quilt, left-over 2.5″ squares that could be a cute patchwork spring quilt. I start way more projects than I accomplish, it seems.
I promised myself to finish the binding on “The Beast” before piecing little quilts. The Beast? A King-sized T-shirt quilt I made for my husband out of his old Harley Davidson shirts. I stupidly decided on a fleece backing (I put them on kid’s quilts all the time). The Beast weighs a little over 8 pounds. Not only will it keep us warm in the winter, but it will also keep us on our own side!
Arnold has power and internet back this week, so tomorrow’s class will be in session, even if it snows as predicted.
♥ TTFN ♥
Happy New Year & Welcome Back Quilters! Monday, January 4, 2021, is the first board meeting (via ZOOM). General Meeting will be on January 11, 2021.
Our newly elected and sworn, Board of Directors…
Congratulations to All!
The Sonora Quilt Guild has put “drive-by” and “quilt show” into the same sentence. This Saturday, Sept. 12, pack up your kids, friends, snacks, drinks and take the quilt road trip around Sonora.