There is a community called the Dallas Area Board Gamers Meet Up Group that gets together on a regular basis to play board games. You know…the OLD FASHIONED kind of board games!
And they have leased two connecting store fronts and set them up with tables, chairs, great lighting, AIR CONDITIONING ((Very important in the Texas heat –)) and even WIFI!
They only gather their game-playing group on certain dates, so have taken to renting the place out at very reasonable rates to quilt groups, scrap-booking groups and others to help make their rent. It was awesome!
And I think that it is really cool that there is a thriving community of folks stepping AWAY from digital entertainment and getting back to basics where you are actually playing with and interacting with REAL PEOPLE, not just against an impersonal computer.
It’s the perfect spot for quilters to gather and sew --- and what was really cool, when you rent the space for the day, it’s yours until 10pm! So we had several ladies that planned to do just that yesterday ---get some dinner, come back and sew some more! Some of our gals are from out of town, I think as far away as San Antonio, so this would be terrific for them. I wonder how many really stayed last night til 10pm? I guess I’ll find out this morning when I get there for today’s Virginia Bound workshop.
This lovely machine in the first photo above is Allison’s Singer 66 hand crank. Isn't she a beaut? I've long coveted a machine with the gorgeous “Lotus” decals. I’m still on the hunt….I will find one eventually, but I am in no rush…I kind of like knowing there is one out there for me somewhere, and I don’t want the hunt over too soon. :c)
This tackle box belongs to a girl on the go!
I love to see quilters who are really SERIOUS about their classroom time! A divided bin or box like this can make transporting all of the necessary tools you might ever need in any situation super simple!
It was just such a fun day! And oh, yes... you can find the pattern for Jamestown Landing my book String Fling!
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|Jamestown Landing, Dallas 2013|
Today we do it all again with a Virginia Bound workshop. YAY! Another day in the STRINGS!
After class is all packed up, I'm headed on an evening flight to Albilene--and the Texas Adventure continues!