17 August, 2007

It's A Raffle Quilt!

I belong to a small group, a Bee. We meet once a month at one another's homes and "in-between" times should the occasion warrant. Last Saturday was one of those "in-between" times. We met at the office space of one of our members, in a spacious, well-equipped conference room. We set up our machines and were well on the way to having this quilt pieced by lunch time. It's the next Raffle Quilt for our Guild's June show in '08! There will be three borders: mustard, red and finally a wide, dark blue outer border. Isn't this a pretty quilt top? I love my Bee! There was a need and the wonderful ladies in this group didn't bat an eye-- "we can do that" is what I heard. No time to waste, either. A trip was planned to "Fabric Paradise" (no sacrifice is too great!) and the quilt was underway. I don't know if it's been named yet. I wanted to post these photos of our work day, the quilt will soon be off to the quilter and the tickets printed for distribution. It's a beauty, I'd love to be the lucky winner! And yet, I feel like I already am, simply by being part of this group... bee-longing. These ladies will drop anything to sew quilts for charitable causes: Victory Junction Gang Camp, to raise money for The American Cancer Society, for the babies in the NICU at our local hospital; wherever there's a need. It's not all work, though-- we celebrate together, socialize as often as possible and support each other through life's shadowy moments. Are you part of a small group? If you are, you understand; if you're not, consider starting one. The benefits are bee-utiful!
Life is Good!

11 comments:

Nancy said...

I do love my monthly hand sewing group. We've not yet done a group charity project, but we probably will before long.

Your quilt is wonderful. I wouldn't mind winning it for my guest room!

Judy said...

That quilt is a winner!!.....and so are the small groups. I so enjoy the times when there are just a few gathered around the table.

Su Bee said...

I really enjoy my guild, but I LOVE my mini-group! Your raffle quilt is a stunner - you'll show us pics with the borders on, won't you?

Shelina said...

That is sweet of all of you to make quilts like that. You're right, the companionship, common goals, friendship, all make for a win-win situation. I'm sure your sweetness rubs off on them! It is a beautiful quilt.

paula, the quilter said...

I belong to 2 groups, but I'm considering dropping out of one of them. The other group is absolutely wonderful!

gwen said...

I love taking part in my monthly quilting group too. All those nice women with one thing in common and some of them are so funny, it would be sad to miss one the meetings! If you really want to win that quilt, how many tickets will you buy?! LOL I will cross my fingers for you. Take care.

Angie said...

What a beautiful raffle quilt! Add my name to that pot! :>

Libby said...

The charities and the raffle recipients are both going to end up BIG winners with this beauty *S*

Connie W said...

Our mini-group is called "Thursday Quilters" and we are good friends who enjoy good times together. I'm like you, I love my bee. :)

meggie said...

That is a lovely quilt, for so many more reasons, than just it's lovely 'face'!!

Wendy said...

That quilt is stunning, your group is very special to drop anything and get a quilt done. I like going to the smaller stitching groups, they are so caring of others.