Saturday, October 19, 2019

It has been a full year!

Unbelievable. I have not posted anything here since a year ago. My last post was pictures from PIQF 2018. PIQF 2019 is going on this weekend in Santa Clara. In fact I was going to go down there today, but changed my mind.

A lot has happened in a year in my quilt world. I don’t know even where to start. I guess I will just state what keeps me busy. Later I will organize some of my photos and get them posted. I do love to post pictures of my quilts and of quilts others have done.

I belong to two art quilt groups. One is associated with the River City Quilters’ Guild. They meet at my neighbors house, so it is easy for me. Arty Q is the name. They are all so talented at what they do that sometimes I am a little intimidated to show my work. One of the challenges this year was to take two animals and make one using body parts from each of our two choices. Mine was a butterfly and an elephant. I called it Butter-Phant.

It is a very small quilt. Approximately 8” x 10”.

I also belong to Swifty Stitches Art Group. A friend and I started it up in January and we now have around 10 or so people that come when they can. We meet once a month, as does Arty Q. This group also has some really accomplished art quilters. I love meeting with both groups. Here is a quilt I made for that group.

I have done others but evidently I have not taken pictures of them. Maybe I will post them later.

Our guild has had two shows since I last wrote. I definitely will post more later from both of them. The guild has also had some tremendous speakers that I want to talk about, too.

In March we had a beautiful wedding of my granddaughter and Gil and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I do not know how that happened! It sure doesn’t seem like 50 years. We went to Hawai’i and have lots of pictures from that excursion, too.

So much more has happened this year. I post a lot on Instagram under Beehive Quilts, so you can keep more up to date there with what is going on in my life. I post there a lot more often.

Thanks for keeping up with me.

Keep on Quilting