Thursday, August 12, 2010
Close to Nowhere
The Loose Threads...
My friend Jane and I have been members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Oxford since about 2003. The Piecemakers meet once a month on Saturday and every week on Wednesday morning.
Jane and I can rarely go to the Wednesday morning “sit and sew” -- Jane has many home and family obligations and I, of course, am working.
We’ve talked for years now about starting our own “sit and sew” at one of our homes.
One of the major drawbacks to that is that we’d have to clean our houses before we let sewing companions come in!
One of our Piecemaker pals recently left her Tuesday sit and sew because of scheduling conflicts. And she had an absolutely wonderful idea and our intrepid Jane came up with the finishing touch!
“The Loose Threads” now meet every other Thursday in the basement of our church, Free Springs United Methodist!
We already have a wonderful variety (conglomeration?) of “sit and sewers” also.
Sonja Tuttle, who lives in Harmontown, loves to quilt “the old fashioned way.” Several of our new group, whom I’m ashamed to say I can’t remember names, are hand quilters and hand piecers.
Margie Jones, of Holly Springs, is an extraordinary quilter! She machine paper pieces, among a thousand other talents and has a wonderful sense of fantastic colors. (She and I both like “loud!”) She’s teaching me to paper piece and I absolutely love it! Naturally, I had to get some new rulers and “stuff” so I’m sure that’s part of why I’m so happy to be learning to paper piece.
Virginia, one of our church family, is teaching the brand-new quilters from a sampler “learn to quilt” book. I liked the look of the quilt, so I got a book and will hopefully make the quilt along with them.
I think I’m most delighted with a very brand new quilter, because she and I have corresponded through the newspaper, for years now.
Nancy Patterson, recently retired public relations director at Northwest Community College in Senatobia, in addition to working with horses and free-lance journalism, is learning to quilt with us!
When she sent an email saying that she was retiring, I promptly sent an email back -- hoping she had an interesting and time-consuming hobby.
Turns out she wanted to acquire one -- quilting.
Nancy is now one of Virginia’s students every other Thursday.
Wanna come “sit and sew” with us? Call me... 662-252-4261
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