I recently joined the newly forming Golden Triangle Quilters Guild in Starkville, Mississippi.
Sorry...couldn't help myself...feeling a bit silly tonight. It has been a s-t-r-a-n-g-e day! The kiln is warming up the porcelain pieces I finished tonight, getting ready to launch into a long fire at 2400 degrees Fahrenheit.
I can finally relax after a very long day and watch hubby Gordon as he watches the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Green Bay Packers.
The kid in this top picture is just how I feel anytime I get around quilters! The little tyke was the youngest person at the Golden Triangle Quilters Guild meeting in Starkville last week.
It was only the third meeting of the Guild, and the officers have some marvelous ideas for the future! I'm proud to be in my first quilt guild!
I may still be at the crawling stage in quilting, but all the quilters in the room were so encouraging and helpful. I get just as excited as this little cutie, attracted to the pretty colors and pretty quilts and happy people!
Here is a vibrant baby quilt that Barbara Burrell brought for show-and- tell. I love the whimsy of the stars in the fabric echoed by the stars in the quilting design.
Mary Wallace quilted this baby quilt, and I've already talked to her about quilting my Pink, Green and Zinnia Block of the Month pieced quilt from Golden Triangle Fabric Center in Starkville. Just one more month in that BOM program, and I'm only a few blocks behind in construction!
Note to self: I've REALLY got to get started on the prerequisite projects before the Ruth McDowell Workshop in February that I can't wait to attend!
I loved the way the venerable building looked on this particular brisk fall night, plus the church was bustling with various groups.
The wonderful pungent smell of someone cooking out in the surrounding neighborhood greeted us as we left the meeting. The fall leaves were whispering in a hushed voice with the pert little breeze that had brought in the cooler weather.
It was such a lovely night out with my thoughtful husband as driver and date! Gordon had actually spotted the email reminder early that morning announcing that the guild program was to compare the various quilt software programs on the market.
So thanks to my supportive husband, we both thoroughly enjoyed the Guild program with Gloria Reeves and Mary Wallace demonstrating different software. If it involves computers, Gordon is interested! *grin*
Come to think about it, I did feel wrapped in a warm golden glow from sharing those few hours with quilters and my husband. Maybe joining a quilt guild IS a guilding experience! *wink*