As some of you know, I battled, and beat, cancer during 2015. The treatments took just about everything out of me on a daily basis. So I retreated to my sewing room. It would take me a day to select and cut the fabrics for just one block. Often taking the next day to piece the block. But I kept plugging away. On a few days, I could do more than one block. 48 blocks later I did every one of them from the book. I still marvel at that quilt and am reminded that we have the strength within us to do what needs to get done. Enjoy!
I had the honor of spending a day with 13 members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Galesburg, IL. I conducted a full day workshop using Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool. The group picture represents the ladies who were taking their tool out for the first time in over 6 months. Julia's tool was purchased in 2007 and she was thrilled to finally put it to use.
Thank you so much for having me Piecemakers. I hope we can do it again soon. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Stars, here we come!
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Madelyn is busy making the sashings for her quilt during the Statreat.
We are in full swing at the Statreat. There are about 22 of us here. Consider joining us for the next Saturday Sew on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Antioch Township Office Building. $5 table rental. A full day of sewing fun and sharing of ideas.