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Sunday, December 2, 2007

DFW Gang Guild Week-End

A couple of years ago a group of us from the DFW area who had meet each online at the Quilting Passion forum got together and had a shop hop--we had a ball and got along together so well that we decided to meet again and have a Sit N Sew party on the first Saturday in December. So last year we did just that! We had a ball. Then this last year we got together at a quilt show and decided to declare ourselves a guild --wooo hooo---no rules or regulations, just a fun group of gals getting together having quilt related fun!!! We had our first quilt related block challenge and we were off and running.

All that was leading up to this last week-end when we meet for our 2nd Annual DFW Gang Quilt Guild Get Together in Rockwall, Texas for 2 days of quilt related fun! We had out of town guests this time who had heard about all the great times we had and just HAD to join us! Sheryl came in from Missouri, Dorothy and a friend, Mara Del came from Kansas, Dorie came from Oregon, Darsie and Mary Lee came up from Houston, and Lynn came in from California. Add on our regulars and we had a group of 15. We had doubled in size from our first meeting!!! WOW!! What fun!

Friday we spent on a Shop Hop and hit 5 different quilt shops in the area! I'm sure we made a big impact on the ecomony of the DFW area!!! We certainly made a dent in our pocket-books! So many choices and so many people to help us make our choices! Then on Saturday we had our Sit N Sew at "Stitching Memories" in Rockwall (see picture above). Every chair was filled and the room was filled with lots of laughter and the busy sounds of women working on all kinds of quilting activities. We had door prizes, a FQ lotto game, a game to guess who made the blocks in our challenge quilt and an Ornament Exchange. We even found time for lunch! Then at 4:30 the husband of the "locals" meet us at Salt Grass restaurant for dinner. All in all the bestest weekend ever. We are all exhausted, but what a good tired it is. There's something about getting together with like minded people that makes you feel just downright GOOD!!!!

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Myra said...

Jan - it sounds like ya'll had such a great time. I am envious! Can't wait to see pictures.

Jan said...

Myra--We had lots of pictures taken--look for them on the forum!!!

kcamou said...

Jan, oh what a grand time! Those little retreats are so much fun! Wish I could have been there!

Jeanne said...

Jan, you had a fun time with quilting friends, too. Just puts you in the best mood to do more stitching.

Debi said...

Jan, great pic of Brenda, with Jan, Sheryl and Dorothy in the background.

Sheryl said...

Jan, it was so great to be able to spend some time in person with you. I agree that it feels like we have known each other forever. What fun it was to be with a room full of people who love to do what you do! You all "get me"! Many people I know think it is weird to want to sew so much, but you don't!

swooze said...

I love my chicken so much! Thanks for letting me be a part of your group!