Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Region 9 News - Sew in the Snow

"Sew in the Snow- in Delaware?"

On Saturday, January 8, 2011 we had scheduled a "sew a block for QOV" day at our local quilt shop "Serendipity" in Dagsboro, Delaware. A few days prior we had a couple of inches of snow which is somewhat unusual for this time of year in southern Delaware so we made sure to check on the weather the day before. No snow in the forecast- GOOD!! Much to our surprise, by the time we were ready to leave for the shop Saturday morning it was snowing like crazy and we wondered if we would have to cancel but we decided to brave the weather and drive to the shop. It was snow all the way but we managed to arrive safely. One quilter was already at the shop and waiting for us to get started. We had a total of 7 machines ready to go and the quilters began to arrive. A couple of them even brought their own machines and we had to bring up one more from the shop downstairs before all was said and done. We had a total of 10 machines sewing all day and made enough blocks to complete 2 string block tops (72 blocks in each) and had some left over for the next event scheduled in March. Those who had to wait to work on a machine sewed bindings and labels on other QOVs or trimmed blocks. One quilter's son had received a QOV and she said that he uses it every day and that it means more to him than words can express. I think that says it all - about why we do what we do.

A great big thank you goes out to all who braved the weather to come and share their time, expertise, and companionship to make QOV blocks. We all had a great time and accomplished a lot.

Laurel, Reg. 9 coordinator
Lenny, QOVF bookeeper

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