Monday, January 19, 2009

Guild Philanthropy Day

These guild get-togethers are done during the day and since I work, I usually cannot participate. Since today was the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I was determined not to miss out on this day. The Philanthropy Dynamic Duo, Jean and Lee, lured us to the Fellowship Hall at the Penasquitos Lutheran Church with promises of making snowballs in our 80 degree weather.

Actually, Jean and Lee and several projects going at the same time. They had quilts in various states of completion. About 20 quilters showed up. Some were stitching snowballs, some were quilting and some were applying binding. We had a design board area for a Kaffe Fawcett snowballs, an ironing station set up with 2 or 3 ironing boards plus tables set up for each quilter. It was a well-organized event, Jean and Lee kept us all busy with various assignments but also made sure that we took breaks and got up and stretched.

We all brought something to add to a huge mixed salad. There were tomatoes, jicama, olives, carrots, radishes, chicken, celery, spinach, broccoli, onions, and several choices of salad dressing. It was fun to sit and get to know others in the guild.

We worked 9 AM - 3 PM. We gathered all the quilts and all the quilters for a photo at the end. Smiling faces were everywhere. It was great fun.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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