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Monday, June 08, 2015

Sister’s Choice With All My Sisters!

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Quilt Guilds.

We are the world’s largest support group of fabric addicts!

You know, we’ve been through it all collectively.

When you find yourself as one amidst a diverse group of women (and men!) there is someone who has gone through EVERYTHING –

Everyone has had  a similar experience or has worked through the same difficulty you might be going through.

We are there for each other.  We accept each other.

I’ve always found it amazing that quilting is the GREAT EQUALIZER.  It doesn’t matter what your background is –your religious beliefs or political leanings, your financial status, how far your continuing education went ((or didn’t)), what your job is or was before retirement.

Quilters see the other quilters within their midst as QUILTER.

I love being able to do what I do because all of us together have this simple understanding….WE SEW!  WE QUILT!  We make and we give.  We are there for each other to lift each other up, to laugh, to cry to help, to rip-out, to assemble.

Being with these great people has made ME so much more of a better person as I learn and come to further understanding that life isn’t about wanting everyone else do do things OUR way – but to allow each person, not only with their quilting projects, but in their selected walk of life, to be the best and the HAPPIEST they can be with their own journey.

Your chosen life path is going to be very very different from mine, and I support you!

Okay this is waxing philosophical ---too heavy for a Monday morning, so let’s get back to the quilting!

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There were pressing matters discussed around the ironing board!

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Pieces and more pieces went through the machines!

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Pieces and block parts kitted up like a box of chocolates!

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9 patch block centers!

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Blocks coming together and looking ginormous against itty bitty leader ender units in a cute tin!

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Quilting cements our friendships!

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And we accomplished so much more than just the blocks themselves!

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I loved my few days with these wonderful ladies!

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Sewing the stitches of friendship!

Of course there are many more photos.  Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Sister's Choice, Jamestown, NY 2015


Of course, you'll find the free pattern for Sister's Choice under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.  Dig into your stash of strips and start sewing!

Today is a bit of an easier day for me.  Lecture tonight with the North East Crazy Quilters –but until then I’ll be sewing with a couple of friends at Jill Churchill’s TaDa Quilting studio!

Hooray!  Some machine time for ME!

Enjoy your Monday, everyone!


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5 comments:

Diann Crask said...

Diann in KY would love to be there. I hand quilt with a group each week but have never attended a several day workshop. Looks like GREAT FUN! Take care and God bless

phillip's nanny said...

ooohhh love the plaids and stripes, my favorites!!!

phillip's nanny said...

forgot the email address. nanny_of_phillip@yahoo.com

Julie Vernon said...

Quilters are folks who have known great success and terrible failures ... we understand, even when our quilt looks nothing like we thought it would, it still was worth having made!

Mu quilts would never win prizes at any show but I enjoyed making them -- best of all my family (bless them!) enjoy receiving and being snuggled up in them too.

I SEE REAL QUILTERS in your photos!
Smiles, JulieinTN :)

Mary said...

Many variations on the Sisters choice blocks. Sew glad you get a SEW Day with friends. I see another Sister's Choice in my future. This time a little bigger than a Baby sized quilt.