Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thimbles.... Where Everyone Knows Your Name

It took years of searching, but I sure do belong to a great sewing group, Silver Thimble Quilt Club in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Yesterday, was our montly meeting day. As each person entered the room, there was clapping and cheers. It made me think of the TV program, Cheers, where everyone knows your name. This was our second offical month to meet. Many of us became friends from other quilt gatherings. I first joined Pinheads which was an early group lead by our teacher/mentor/friend, Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Company in 2003 (I think)  I sewed with that group only a couple of months. In 2004, Pat began a new quilting club called Stitch 'N Sisters at Stitch 'N Quilt Shop. We spent years laughing, sewing, starting projects, finishing some projects, adding fabric and ideas. Through it all, we improved our quilting skills and became friends. With the closing of Stitch 'N Quilt, we are now meeting at a local church and our club is called Silver Thimble Club. What a great beginning! We missed Pat our leader.  Pat was at home, highly medicated after knee-replacement surgery. Remember, Pat, new body parts are a good thing! Here is our show and tell so that Pat will see that like good students, we did our work when "our teacher"  was out of the room.

 Sarah does inspiring work. Her collection of feedsacks has been enhanced through Gretchen's influence. They both love Ebay. She is using her feedsacks to make a Yo-Yo Quilt. It is breath-taking - an unbelievable project.

 Carol had knee-replacement surgery in January. She was a whiz on her featherweight. Her table quilt from Fons & Porter magazine is almost complete.

 Karin worked on her Double Delight Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter's site. Lots of little pieces, but Karin's quilt is stunning.
Gretchen is preparing for Mardi Gras. Her Orange Crush Mystery Quilt will be so festive. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Sue completed her Georgia quilt. 

Mercedine took Pat's pattern, Pinwheel Parade, which was our project in January, and completed this wonderful patriotic quilt. She actually made two quilts in the past month. Seeing her quilt inspired many of us to get working on our projects.


Gretchen said...

What a great recap of the day! Hope Pat likes it. One typo--I think we were clapping not slapping(!!!) no mean girls in STC! LOL!

Teresa said...

Great looking quilt...but what did Becky work on?

Karin said...

To think you had time to take all those pictures AND work on your tee shirt quilt! AND remember too!!!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Your posting about our club and how we feel about "Thimbles" was the best medicine...I am so humbled and honored to be with this group of women and plan projects watching everyone grow in their quilting skills and their love of quilting. This is the reason I am sooo motivated to rehab the knee and get back to "My Thimbles" I love you all so much.

I'm planning a first posting to my blog today...waiting for the meds to wear off a bit. My PHYSICAL TERROIST JUST CAME AND TOOK THE STAPLES OUT...YIPEES..

I'm going to read your post every hour on the hour today. I'm sure I will be healed by the end of the day.


Lori in South Dakota said...

Does that look like fun!! Physical terrorist---good description!!

Brenda said...

Looks like all of you had a great day. Maybe sometime we can be there on the same day.

Kathy Wagner said...

What wonderful eye candy on your blog post! I especially enjoyed seeing the Quiltville projects that I am still working on...Orange Crush and DD.