Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why I Love My Job

Who would have thought that at the age of 56, I would be spending my life creating quilts, writing books and visiting quilt guilds to share what I have learned?  I love to create and I love to share.  I couldn't ask for more.  I have met some of the most wonderful people and have made new friends while visiting and lecturing at quilt guilds.  I have also formed the most wonderful friendships from a group that started for us to share our art quilts.

Every guild has the same issues of raising enough money to fund their speakers.  They make raffle quilts, mount quilt shows and some even do cookbooks.  The charitable work that quilters do show that we not only have enough time to quilt and raise money, but we have hearts that are big enough to help others.  A lot of the charitable causes include women and children.

Recently, I visited the Main Line Quilters.  They meet in Wayne, PA.  Not only did they have their own raffle quilt, but there was a local Japanese woman there is a popular long arm quilter.  Takakao Pike has been giving up her own time to visit guilds to sell raffle tickets to a quilt she created to raise money for Japan Relief. 

The Newtown Quilters Guild  meet in Newtown, PA. They are getting ready for their quilt show in October.  To raise money for breast cancer, they are having a challenge that involves the embellishment of bras. I am sorry that I have forgotten  the show's chairperson who is also responsible for the challenge.  But I do remember her bra.  She called it "Sea Cup". You do not need to be a member to participate.  I am thinking that this might be right up my alley.

Penn Oaks is a quilt guild that is near and dear to my heart.  Several of my good friends are members.  They meet in Frazier, PA.  They have about 40 mighty and energetic members.  Many members participate in their challenges and everyone does their fair share for their quilt show.  Their quilt show is this Friday and Saturday.  I am thrilled that they have invited me to show some of my quilts.  I will be there signing
 my books from from 10-3 on Friday and 10-1 on Sat.  If you're in the area, come say hi.  The info is below:

For the Love of Quilting VI
Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2011

Griffith Hall, Ludwig’s Corner Fire House,

1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte. 100—near Rte 100 and 401) in Glenmoore, PA.
West Vincent Township
Show Hours:
Friday, 4/29/11 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 4/30/11 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Entry is $8

1 comment:

  1. Glad I am counted as one of your friends! Thanks for the quilt show ad, we are glad you are going to be there!


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