Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The 2011 Butterfly Quilt Adventure Continues...

8/28/10  9:30 a.m.   It's another beautiful Saturday.  A meeting is scheduled to begin.

Lanora gets up early so that she isn't late.
Sonia gets sidetracked watching Bob Ross paint on t.v.
Debbie heads out of town.
Joyce works until after noon.
Charlotte doesn't know it, but she has a hectic moment coming up.

Will this meeting happen?  But of course, the ladies will let nothing completely stop them.  They know steps need to keep moving forward in order to get the quilt done on time.

Lanora arrives first.  Sonia shows up shortly after.  Both thinking they are late only to realize they are the first to arrive.  They spread the fabrics out in their color schemes and prepare to begin cutting.

Charlotte arrives ready to work but receives a call soon after her arrival.

"I'm sorry ya'll but I have to leave.  I have to help my husband chase down a sick calf and give it a shot. I don't know how long it will take or if I'll be back." she said.

"I'll bring your stuff to you on Monday if you don't make it back today." Sonia said, as Charlotte went out the door.

Lanora and Sonia set about cutting the fabrics for the blocks. One cut at a time, the quilt project moves forward.  They accomplish a lot as times flies by.  Before they know it, it is lunch time and they are ready to eat.  They also realize they need a few supplies to make up kits for the blocks.

Charlotte makes it back.  She walks in with her lunch.  Success!  The calf was caught and the shot administered.

Sonia leaves to get lunch and supplies.  While she is gone Charlotte and Lanora finish cutting the last of the fabric.

After lunch the ladies begin assembling the kits for the pieced block.
Joyce arrives in time to help. 

They label the fabrics first then put them in resealable bags.  They will also have to add instructions for the block construction and make kits for the appliqued blocks.

They decide to meet again on September 11 to finish up the kits.  They will then hand them out at the next Logan County Piece Makers quilt guild meeting.

Good fellowship and progress makes a good Saturday indeed.

Until next time, keep stitching...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Psalm to God

Father God I love you.

You picked me up in my darkest hour and like the sun shone light all around me.

You are my shelter in my tossed about life.

You are my comfort in my pain.

I am amazed by Your love.

You love me though I am unworthy and travel a winding path that leads me astray.

You love me though I falter, come what may.

I marvel at Your wisdom.

You guide me, test me and teach me each day.

I lift my hands in praise and thanksgiving

for Your wonderful creations,

and the blessing You bestow,

I praise You for the times of refinement,

When You mold me to Your will.

I praise You, Father God, above all else in this life.

You breathed life into me fourteen years ago.

I remember the darkness I was in before You redeemed me.

I remember the pit You showed me when I tried denying You again.

I thank You for that vision, for showing me where the path I was on was leading.

Because of Your saving grace I am now a child of Light, a free spirit to be committed totally to You.

My Creator, my Master, I long to be in Your presence.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The 2011 Butterfly Quilt Committee begins the adventure...

8/7/10 2:00 p.m. - It’s Saturday afternoon, the sun is bearing down heating up the atmosphere as four fearless ladies set out to find the fabrics needed for a future project.

The Project: 2011 Butterfly Quilt
Pattern Designed by: Rosene Cox
Fabric of choice: Batiks
The Committee: Lanora Hankins, Joyce Core, Charlotte Koenigseder, Debbie Whitson and Sonia Parham
Destination Goals for the day: PJ Fabrics and Lovelace Quilting

Will they find what they need and will they find all that they need? Time will tell.

2:20 p.m. - PJ Fabrics: It’s a quaint little shop with a hay field across the road and bales of hay glistening in the sun. As they enter the shop they are welcomed by a nice lady name Patsy. Her shop is cool and a nice reprieve from the heat outside. They discuss the colors and quantities they need as they look through the items for sale.

3:00 p.m. - They leave PJ fabrics, happy with their find. They were able to get 7 of the 18 fabrics needed.

3:20 p.m. - Lovelace Quilting: It’s a two story blue farm house tucked away off the beaten path. Walking in they see that no one is in the store and they call out.


Shortly thereafter, Jennie hurries down the stairs and welcomes the ladies explaining she had been working in the garden since morning. Smiling she asks how she can help. The ladies explain their adventure and show her the design.

“Oh, that is beautiful” Jenny said. “I like that design very much. So, what colors are you looking for?”

The ladies tell her they are looking for five shades of blue, green and purple. They also need a yellow and pink. Jennie set about helping them choose the different shades they needed.

An hour later, they have the rest of the fabric in the colors they want.

The four ladies feel as if they have accomplished a lot today and indeed they have.

Friendship and team work.  A good combination.  When you can work together, you can accomplish most anything.

Stay tuned… they will soon take on the endeavor of making up kits for the members of the Logan County Piece Makers quilt guild, so that everyone can take pride in a sure to be beautiful 2011 Butterfly quilt.

Until next time… keep stitching.


Beauty of Giving