I picked them up yesterday at our DFW Gang Guild Sit and Sew held at Quilter's Connections quilt shop in Dallas. We had 6 people that joined together for a day of fun, sewing and lots of laughter. We played games and laughed some more. One gal had found a bargain at a closeout store and brought many (I lost count) wonderful, handmade quilts for Project Linus--some just need labels and others need to be quited --so dear friend Debi and I divided those up to take home and finish and add to the growing pile for East Texas Project Linus group! Love to see those piles and stacks growing. We also got in a trip to The Golden D'or fabric shop where quilting fabric is $2.99 a yard! We (I) did some serious shopping there, getting lots of fabric for Project Linus tops and some 60" backings! What fun the whole day was and thanks to everyone for making it such a grand day!
On another note--I purchased a new toy that I am very enthusiastic about---a Q-Snap floor model quilting frame. It is small as far as quilt frames go--29"x36", but just right for me and the room that I have. I have my Heirloom Romance purses quilt on it right now and am hand quilting it--it's coming along very nicely, too! I had tried tying it off, but that just didn't seem like enough and I don't think I did it right because a couple of the ties popped off when I lifted the heavy quilt up to put it on the frame (I was originally going to tie it off and then just quilt around the purses---great plans go astray, don't they???!!) But I am liking the quilting on it very much!
I hope you all had a very nice Mother's Day! I had calls from my 2 lovely daughters and my dear husband gave me a lovely card and some quilting items--what could be better than calls from kids and quilting stuff??!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!