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A great day all the way around

Some days are just great.

Yesterday happened to be a great day.  It started out ordinarily enough with the usual morning routine but the day just got better as it progressed.

Lacey Hill emailed me and sent me this beauty.  The Golden Butterfly Award from Lacey’s Blog, “An award given for generosity of time, sharing of knowledge, inspiration, encouragement and charitable contribution to Quilting & Fiber Art.”

I’m honored that Lacey has shared this with me!  Thank you Lacey.

As you’ve probably figured out I love quilting and I love to teach quilting.  Quilting has been one of the greatest gifts in my life and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity through teaching, through the various on line communities that I’m a member of, through the guild and now this blog to share my passion.

Another part of what made yesterday wonderful was attending the the Pelham Quilters guild.  We had 2 new members and one perspective last night, all gals I’ve met at the shop where I work.  It’s fun to see the guild grow!  Through Renee a number of members have been working on three round robin quilts.  Twelve members all together this year!  Three of us made centers and 3 other members have each had 2 months to work on their borders.  We had a reveal last night, one of the quilts is complete!  Renee will have photos on her site soon.  I started one of the centers and love where it’s going so far, each border has added something different and unique.  The next gal in line will inherit a round quilt and has until May to figure out what to do next.

I spent the afternoon with Elizabeth Rosenberg.  I’ve known of Elizabeth for years as she taught at the Country Quilter and Renee was one of her students.  Renee would come to guild all excited from a class with Elizabeth and share all of this newly found knowledge and I would just soak it up.  In directly I’ve been a student of Elizabeth’s for years.

We had lunch at City Limits in White Plains then headed over to her place.  Her studio is just perfect!  We had a little show & tell, talked and had a great time.  Elizabeth has an amazing thread stash!  *lately I’ve been buying more thread than fabric…*  I picked her brain a little bit (thank you Elizabeth) and got some great advice.  Elizabeth has been working on pieces based on Venetian lace.  Listening to the thought process behind the concept is fascinating.  She let me do a little bit of stitching around one of the circles…seriously this could be addictive.  Sometime soon I would like to make a small quilt and tweak it a bit.  Elizabeth liked the idea so I’ll see where it goes.

So a great day all the way around!

Happy quilting!


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