Day 7-Patterns…something new…B3G3

We thought we would try something new today…Please following the rules and this will work…if not it will be a mess and make us a lot of extra work…so in a few as words possible…thumbnail-9

Here it is…

Buy 3 Primitive Gatherings Patterns and get 3 Primitive Gatherings patterns FREE of equal or lesser value.  So any PG pattern except our next line that we have on pre-order sale right now…which is Indigo Gatherings patterns.  Other designers patterns that we carry in the store/website are not eligible.
Click HERE to take you to the Primitive Gatherings Designs…Only choose the patterns in this options…they can be for quilts, wool projects, punch needle as long as it comes from the above link…
So it’s pretty  easy…find 6 pattern you like…3 you will pay for and 3 are free…all you have to do is make sure they equal each other or less than….the one you pick for free cannot be more money than the one you pay for…you are all quilter’s,  smart people who work with numbers…this should be no problem..
Order your three patterns  in the cart and then your choices for the 3 Free Patterns in the comment section of your order. Again… keep track of the cost of your three patterns you wish to purchase and then your three free patterns cannot exceed the cost of any one pattern or the combination of all three.  So if you have a 20, 10 and 40$ patterns…none of your free patterns can be more than $40 and the combination more than $70…You get it right?
There are hundreds to choose from…have fun!img_8021
It was time to party with my Sewcial Sisters!   Clever name huh!
We ate, we made ornaments, we Dragged & Bragged (is this right Donna?) our projects we worked on since last meeting and then we exchanged pincushion gifts…
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How many of you made ourMake & Take ornaments this year?
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Jean showed a few Christmas projects she finished…With Sweet Christmas Moda fabricsIMG_7993
I did not catch what this one was…sorry
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Donna is working on Twilight Garden
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Kathy said she got a lot finished in dreary November...Baker’s Dozen Ornaments
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Click the above link to see this beautiful book and you can pre-order it as well.  It is a Martingale book so you know it will be another must-have.
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Quilt made of scraps so she could practice her feather long arm quilting….
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This took our breath away…all quilted…the Crazy Season Mystery quilt..all finished!!!! We just talked about this a day or two ago!IMG_7999
Jodi is working on the sashing onHeirloom Rose!
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and a little project from Temecula Quilt ShopIMG_8002
Terry got her framed Lori Holt cross stitch pattern back all framed!
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Lori is just finishing up her wool box 52 Mini Ways to Celebrate…IMG_8004
Santa Free pattern from our Primitive Christmas event stitched on a red flannel pillow.
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Karen is working on her Home for the Holiday quilt…IMG_8006
Chris finished a quilt kit for Country Sampler
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Darci…working on her wooly block from 2019…God Bless AmericaIMG_8009
Judy is Bragging about her gift she got from Kay in another sewing group exchange…
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Kay is working on another wooly block for 2019
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Judy is sharing her Crazy Christmas Stocking
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After opening our gifts we did a photo shoot of all them!  Aren’t they all fabulous!
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Leave a comment today to win $200 in Primitive Gatherings patterns.  Here is the question…Do you belong to a sewing group?  Tell us about it…If you do not and wish to  leave your first name and town/state you live in and maybe we can make some connections, you can place a personal ad looking for a group…leave you email too!
Winner will be picked Jan 1st..
After our party…I had a quick test my first blockhead block for MBH3 and then I was off to a party  for the House Wives of Butte des Morts….I walked into this beautiful house all decorated with lots of love…IMG_8019IMG_8020
Cathy who hosted…made a wonderful meal and look….Cathy is also a quilter!!!!  I may have brought her a few quilty goodies!  Hope you countdown to Christmas is going smoothly…now all I have to do is have Jace over to decorate my tree and shop a little more!!!
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I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 31and Jake 30 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

228 thoughts on “Day 7-Patterns…something new…B3G3

  1. I don’t belong to a quilting group, but it sure does look like a great way to get projects done and build community!

  2. Yes, I belong to a quilt group in Bozeman, MT. We meet once a month. It is always nice to meet with people who have a common interest. We also had our Christmas gathering last Saturday.

    1. No I do not belong to a quilt group but have thought about trying to find one. I live in Murfreesboro TN.

  3. I do not belong to a sewing / quilting group. I would love to though. I live in Cherry Valley, IL.
    I would love to win the $200 in Primitive Gatherings patterns. I have a lot of them but I am sure I can find ones that I don’t have. Love your designs!

    1. I am a really fortunate quilter. Not only do we have an amazingly creative active guild but I belong to to 2 sewing groups that meet regularly. They are a force to be reckoned with….creatively. all busy girls that keep each other sewing, creating,cooking,and of course eating. It is all about the sistership and support. Love them like family. Wishing all the best in this festive season.

  4. I am a busy bee quilter… Busy bee quilters are a group of people who come from 3 churches and the local community to cross pollinate love one person at a time with the work of our hands. I love that i have found my hand. We are located in Canby Oregon.

  5. I belong to Clermont Quilters, which meets every Monday, about 25 ladies. Also rug hooking group, Citrus Belles, that meets every Thursday, about 20 ladies. Love their inspiration the most!

      1. I loved seeing all these beautiful projects everyone was working on. I do not belong to a sewing group, just stitch at home in the evenings. Thanks for chance to win.

  6. I miss having a small group since we moved back north and the ones I have learned of are closed to new members. I joined two guilds, but it’s not the same as a small sewing group to stitch, learn, yak, and shop hop with!

  7. I belong to two sewing groups – one local and we meet once a month. The other group is with five dear friends that live across the country. We get together for one week each year and call ourselves the Bittersweet Stitching Sisters.

  8. Oh my, what a fun-filled, awe inspiring day you ladies must have had. I currently do not have a sewing group and I miss it so much. We moved 6 years ago to an area that doesn’t have many Guilds and they are about an hour drive from my home. I was in 3 different groups in my previous location and loved each group. The friendship, inspiration, and the giving hearts (not to mention the great food) made each group special and helped me to broaden my quilting and stitching skill. That’s what I really miss. Thank you for sharing your Sewcial Circle group with us.

  9. I do belong to a sewing group–we just met yesterday. I love sharing ideas and seeing what my friends are up to!

  10. The name of one of the groups I belong to is the Yokies. We originally thought we would be working on hand embroidery stitching using Yoko Saito books. After looking at all the detail, we moved on to other patterns and wool projects while using the stitches of Yoko, but on the simpler side of things! There are just 4 of us, but we have the most fun each month! We discuss patterns and hand sew for an afternoon each month!

  11. I belong to a couple of groups. The first gathered me up when I showed up In the shop they worked after having quite reluctantly moved halfway across the country from my kids. I was kind of a mess! The other group was originally established in 1987!!!! We meet every Wednesday night come hell or high water 😜. I love both my groups 💕💕💕

    1. I love quilting with my quilting friends at the Christmas Goose in Vegas. I take all the classes I can from the fabulous Val. I am so grateful for what has become a 2nd family to me.

  12. Yes I belong to a wonderful quilting group in San Jose, Ca. we meet twice a month. There are also a couple of ladies that don’t sew but crochet. We have been meeting for several years. We learn so much from each other.

  13. I am a Scissor Sister — a group of 9 friends in Southern California. We’ve done some amazing exchanges over the years and had some incredible retreats including one to Primitive Gatherings a few years ago.

  14. Thanks for the overview of your quilting friends get-together. I enjoyed seeing all the projects. Kudos to Kathy for the Crazy Seasons quilt!! I collected the patterns but haven’t started to stitch yet. Unfortunately. my work schedule does not permit small group participation; however, that is a goal for retirement.

    1. Hi. No I’m not part of a sewing group, but I do sew with my daughter and daughter in law when they are in town.

  15. I belong to more than one sit and sew group. I always enjoy getting together with each group because we are friends.

    1. I love all the projects 😍 and that Christmas tree is beautiful!! I really love that seasonal quilt. I do not belong to a group, but with 5 kids (3 of them smaller) it makes getting out the house difficult without them. I would love to find a great group of women my age (34) that enjoy crafting and grabbing 🙏👀 I live in Spring TX ❤️ edewett @ gmail.com

  16. I currently do not belong to a quilting/sewing group. I did for several years and they quit meeting a couple years ago. I just made a call (thanks for the reminder) to make an inquiry about a local group to possibly attend in 2020 and get back in the swing. I so miss the photos of Little Man. Is this Jace? He is so cute and photogentic.

  17. NOPE…… do not belong to a sewing group and don’t know anyone who does?!! so guess I am a SSS aka Solo Sewing Sister!

  18. I do not belong to a sewing/quilting group but would be interested in joining one. I live in Sullivan, Illinois.Thanks for the chance of winning some of your great patterns. You are going to make someone very happy indeed.

  19. I belong to a group of 15 women that meet once a month. We work on our own projects and do a lot of talking and laughing. And, we do get some work done also. They are a fantastic group and I am so thankful that I am part of it.

  20. There were four of us in the group I belong to but now only two. The other two ladies moved. My one remaining partner in quilting will most probably be moving next year. What’s a quilter to do??? I joined a group in my community – all the women knit and I am the token quilter. We still have a great time.

  21. Joined Glendale Quilt Guild in 1982. This membership afforded me many cherished friendships. I was in a small group of six quilters until I moved. It was heavenly at Christmas. We had a fancy dinner at a restaurant and the gift exchange was extremely generous. Now I’m in a group of 3. We dine, stitch and take in quilt shows together. My dear friends are full of humor, talent and good critiques when called upon (at any hour of the day). Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to ALL. 🌲🌲🌲🎅🎅🎅

  22. I have enjoyed stitching one whole day a month with seven ladies who just happened to be thrown together for a retreat last May. Quilting, stitching, and a mutual love of Primitive Gatherings designs are the common threads holding us together. Our first order of business is ordering the newest tool, pattern, or kit someone brings to show.

  23. Yes, I belong to one sewing group. Used to bring machines and be there all day after having lunch out.
    Now we are getting older and hard to visit with machines so we no longer bring them. And we just meet in the morning and go to lunch together. Now we do handwork, but all are not quilters, crocheters, counted cross stitchers, embroiderers, etc.
    Love your 3 for 3 generosity. Thank You

  24. I belong to Starlight quilt guild in Overland Park, KS. My two sisters and I have a “sewing with friends” group we organize 6 times a year. We have over 100 ladies on our email list and usually have 35-45 that gather each time. Everyone works on their own projects and we do potluck for lunch and dinner.

  25. I wish I belonged to a sewing sisterhood group. I could surely use the inspiration and fellowship. I live in Blaine, Minnesota. All the beautiful projects seen on this blog are amazing!! Thank you for the time you take, Lisa, to blog and post. It is much appreciated. Merry Christmas!!

  26. We have a group of 8 of us that go on a week long retreat every summer, which we look forward to all year long! We barely get home and are already planning next year and what projects to take with!
    We are part of a bigger group that meets once a month at church, Bible Tells Me Sew. I love getting together to see what everyone is working on at any particular time.

  27. I do belong to a sew group. There is five of us. We meet at night so of course we have dinner then sewing with a lot of talk and giggles . We also go away for our own 5 day retreat once a year. So much fun and a lot of sewing.

  28. “The Gathering” in a local town library is where we, as the names says gather to hand sew twice a month. The ladies are very friendly and really talented. I have learned so much from each of them and value their friendship. We don’t all sew on the same thing only once in a great while. Some of our tastes are similar. The ladies each have their special love for a certain type of quilting project, some cotton, some wool some mini, some larger, some with fancy threads and beads some primitive. We all love your newest book.

  29. We have a small quilters group in our neighborhood in Mesa, AZ. We have been meeting for almost 3 years and just enjoyed a wonderful Christmas get together.

  30. I don’t sew with anyone regularly, but not sure I would be able to do that until I retire! Until then – my cats keep me company and always test my projects for softness.

  31. First of all I love all of your inspirational pictures. Looks like such fun. I do not belong to a group. I live in ORegon Wisconsin. There are a couple of other quilters in Oregon. We do not get together here, but we retreat together about 5 times a year. There are 2 guilds in Madison, but I would rather just have a small group.

  32. What a fun post! I Love the little glass deer pincushion- so cute. I used to belong to a large sewing group, but no longer. I do have a best friend who is, also, a quilter. We shop and dream together! Again, thanks for the chance to win!

  33. I belong to three groups. I love to sit and stitch with friends. I get a lot done, learn new skills. and great sharing of ideas and resources. The joy is endless!

  34. Your party looked wonderful. Our quilting with friends at Pats is tomorrow. I belong to 3 groups of quilters. 2 are guilds and the other is at Pats house is my favorite. Smaller group so we can talk eat and quilt. My name is Geri Sherwood I live I. Wheatfield IN south of Valparaiso.
    geriwood13@att.net

  35. I belong to my local chapter of TAS (The Applique Society) and I’ve been a guild member of Hearts ‘n’ Hands in the Metro St. Louis area since 2004. Love my groups!

  36. No, I do not belong to a sewing/quilting group. I used to belong to a quilting group but it was too far to travel when I was working full time.

  37. I live in the middle of nowhere so I don’t belong to a group, BUT I just saw the Crazy Quilt Mystery Sew Along quilt in your post that one of the ladies made (GORGEOUS!!) so I’ve got my fingers crossed that there will be another Crazy Quilt Sew Along for 2020. I would be so excited to join that group on FB!!

  38. I’m not in a group only have gotten together with the girl friend that started me on this journey lol and we use to get together once a week and now with life we have gotten together only twice this year 🙁 Woodstock, GA would love to find a once a month group. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  39. I belong to a small group of quilters who have been meeting together monthly for about 17 years! Sometimes we challenge each other with a project, often we assist with fabric suggestions or techniques, but mostly we just visit, laugh and eat!

  40. I belong to a small sewing group. We usually meet at my house since I have a large sewing studio and have lots of sewing machines for people who do not want to bring their own. I collect and enjoy using vintage sewing machines. It is always fun to sew with others and share projects and ideas. I love seeing other peoples creations. Merry Christmas!

  41. Who couldn’t use $200 PG patterns! Lol.
    No sewing groups that I know of in my area, or even anyone with similar interests. I live in Lomax, Illinois

  42. I have been in the same mini group for over 20 years. The ladies in the group are the best friends I am fortunate to have in my life. We are open to having one or two new members … if you live in the San Fernando Valley, CA.

  43. I belong to a quilting group called South sound quilters in Washington . we created quilts for our local dialysis center, chemo , kids in foster care, kids in need and project Linus.

  44. I belong to a quilting group call SEW (Sew Elite Women). We meet once a week at Teresa’s house. Some of us work on wool, some piece, some handwork and one of us does counted cross stitch. Teresa has a long arm and I love hearing the humming in the background! I look forward to our Fridays!!

  45. I belong to two groups and love them both. They both give me lots of quilty inspiration, love and friendship.

  46. I do not belong to a group at this time, but wouldn’t mind joining a small group again. I work full time, watch grandchildren and help my mom, so perhaps when time frees up. I am in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I do a lot of my sewing late at night right now!

  47. Yes, I belong 2 groups – one in SE Wisconsin, and one in AZ (where we spend the winter). Both groups meet at each other’s homes once a month. The friendships we now have are so special, and it is fun to see all the new/old projects everyone works on.

  48. I use to belong to a wonderful sewing group many years ago, but the shop closed and everyone went their way. I now live in Dunbarton, N.H. and retired and would love to meet other quilty, woolly friends who just want to have fun sewing! My email is quilt101@mygsc.com if there is anyone around that is interested!
    Lisa, thanks for a chance to win your patterns, love them, and thank you for all you do!
    Carmen

  49. I belong to 3 quilt groups…..one is more formal…they have committees, and take minutes….etc. the other 2 are very informal with lots of visiting and no formal agenda…..everyone works on their own projects but show and tell is always included and lots of support.

  50. I don’t have a sewing group but I do go to the Saturday Sampler at my LQS. The shop is actually owned and run by my eighth grade math teacher!! I joke that I would have been better at geometry if we had been quilting!

  51. I belong to two groups. One group gets together every Thursday, the other every other week. So much sharing what we are working on or helping each other.

  52. I belong to two weekly needlework groups that share in the love of all forms of needle arts including wool appliqué, punch needle, and counted thread work. It gives me an opportunity to socialize with friends who share in the love of needle work.

  53. The only groups I belong to now are on Facebook. It’s wonderful because everyone is supportive and can answer just about any question. Thanks for sharing your time and work, love it!

  54. I belong to a stitching group. We meet every other week. There is always lots of laughter and support and even some stitching.

  55. I do not belong to a group, I have moved a lot since retiring. But I would sure like to win some of your patterns!

  56. I belong to a Thursday quilt group with a group of friends that started out meeting in a quilt shop until it sadly closed. Now we take turns meeting at each other’s home.

  57. Well, I don’t belong to a quilter’s group/guild but…my Mom (82 years old) and I are working on our hand quilting daily. Great news is that my great niece (7 years old) is now taking an interest in quilting. There is no better designer for all of us to strive to be as good as – thank you. Happy Holidays. Ho Ho Ho!!!

  58. I belong to a group that has been meeting twice a month for about 25 years. Some members are no longer with us for various reason but they are still in our hearts. Sewing groups are a special group of friends that get us through alot of things.

  59. I belong to the Quilt Guild of the Villages- 1,200 members and growing! I am a member of the Patchwork Garden Chapter, one of 23 chapters in our guild- we meet weekly😊
    Would love to win some of your patterns- thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas!

  60. I am in a sewing group at my local quilt shop. We meet all day once a month. In the fall we pick a pattern(or sometimes a book). In December everyone picks their fabric. In January we start a new project for the year. As the fabrics are different, the quilts are quite different. We go out for lunch. I have been a member for 6 years. There are 12 members and we have become friends and help each other on the project. You can always get opinions on questions about the quilt! We are kind though, really help each other. I never miss a meeting.

  61. I don’t belong to a quilt group. I think it would be fun to have a small intimate group to meet monthly to have fun with and learn from each other. I live in Liberty, Utah snd am willing to travel a bit if necessary.

  62. I belong to a group of 5. We get together twice a year to exchange the blocks that were created.

  63. I had the honor of being co-president this year of our quilt group called Rather Bee quilters! Just finished my term last night with a great party and games! We are a relatively small group of 40, but very talented ladies. We live in Columbiana, Ohio, the nicest town in America!!!! We meet the 3rd Tuesday each month. We donate quilts and small projects to Akron Children’s hospital, Salem Community hospitals cancer care, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Meals On Wheels and nursing homes to name a few. We love Primitive Gatherings so who wouldn’t love free patterns!!

  64. Yes, I belong to a quilt group in Western New York, Crosstown Quilters, I believe the name came from the fact that our forty quilters come from at least eight towns just outside the city of Buffalo, and the town we meet in… well, it’s that old “all roads lead to Rome” thing… everyone can get to the site fairly easily.
    I also belong to a little redwork group, to which I usually bring binding or wool work, but now I have an actual “redwork” project, the Primitive Gatherings’ Santa that came as a November give-away this year.

  65. I do not belong to a sewing group but my friend and I have just started a Cross Stitch group In southeastern Wisconsin. We don’t know each other but have met through YouTube and Instagram. It’s been fun meeting everyone with cross stitch in common and many of us ladies have quilting in common too. Love spending time with them❤️

  66. Yes, I belong to a small group of quilters in far northwest Houston, TX. In addition to having large families to see for, we started working together when our local pregnancy center made a plea for quilts. Little did we realize how The Lord would bless this ministry, or that we would develop such a sweet fellowship among ourselves in the process! We get together when we can to select fabrics and cut kits, but are constantly in and out of one another’s homes “shopping” stashes, cleaning machines, or dropping off quilts for another stage of the process to the appropriate experts. We gathered last week and I told the ladies to bring a little fabric. One showed up with a 70-lb. suitcase full of beautiful fabrics(!), and now my dining room benches are filled with stacks of fabrics to cut into kits.

  67. We have a terrific friendship group system in our guild and mine meets monthly. We are a low key group..nothing is mandatory and that helps us focus on conversation and quilty ideas and I have to say we have done some awesome shopping trips!

  68. I belong to a wonderful small group in addition to our local guild here in Woodbury, Minnesota. We have been together for about 19 years and yes we have done a lot of really fun things. Quilt shows, trips, (twice to PG in Menasha), group projects, getting together once a week at each other’s houses have all been great. This question made me think a little and I’ve come to realize the fun times are great, but these wonderful women are especially important when times are the worst, through illnesses, loss of loved ones and all the other trials we face in life. Their friendship and support is priceless.

  69. Yes, I belong to a quilt group of friends from different churches. There are 5 of us that meet at my house every Friday. We quilt, hand work like binding, redwork embroidery and 2 of us do wool applique.

  70. I have been a member of our stitch group in Whitewater, Wisconsin for over 35 years. We have watched our children grow, graduate college, get married and have children of their own. We’ve supported each other as we’ve lost our parents, spouses, and some of our own members. We have cried together and laughed so hard we’ve had tears running down our legs. I cherish our friendships and our shared love for all the needle arts.

  71. I only belong to an online sewing group. We share fabrics, help each other pick fabrics and then sew and share online. We have made several quilts this way and it is a great friendship group. We do wool, handquiting, machine quilting. Most of all we have a lot of fun.

  72. I think this counts, i am a “hat lady”. Our guild has an informal group of gals who sew hats in fall for after school programs. The kids get to pick their color and wait while we sew for them. Wish i had more time to have sewing friends

  73. I belong to a quilting group, the Sew Gulls, in Corpus Christi, TX. We meet once a week and usually sew on our own projects; however, we have been known to make a group quilt for charity every now and then. More than anything else we talk, laugh and support it each other through the good times and not so good times. What else are quilting groups full of wonderful friends for?!

  74. I belong to a couple guilds & just recently started a “ featherweight “ group. All my new sewing friends are wonderful ladies.

  75. Quilt and Sip is the name of the quilting bee to which I belong! This is a group of 12 wonderful ladies who meet two evenings a month in members’ houses to share inspiration, design support and to crack open a bottle of wine or two! Stitching with friends is such fun.

  76. I have been working for 35 years and just retiring. Transitioning on my life journey. I want to PLAY and LAUGH and CREATE. I have never had time to be a group – lots of UFOs to to donate, finish, or ….

  77. I belong to an Applique Bee, all members of our local quilt guild. Mostly we hand applique but often someone brings the handwork they are working on at the moment. It could be embroidery, crochet, or even binding a quilt. We have fun together which is the main thing!

  78. I do not belong to a sewing group but I would love to find some ladies to join. I live in the NE Heights of Albuquerque, NM. Sewing with friends would be so much fun!

  79. I belong to a small casual quilt group. We call ourselves appropriately Material Girls! We have a yearly retreat, a shop hop, a Christmas party, a UFO challenge, lessons and demos, Charity projects, etc. and always show and tell! We enjoy being together for friendship and stitching! We are in north central Indiana.

  80. I belong to a sewing group at my church. We get together once per week for 2 hours and work on projects. We enjoy visiting, sharing ideas and sometimes teach.

  81. I wish I could belong to a sewing group but I babysit my grandchildren and I do not drive much. I’d love to win though so I can continue making some lovelies from your shop. I live in land o lakes Florida

  82. Yes I do. We call ourselves the Quilt Council because we are all friends from church and at the time that we started our husbands were on our church’s leadershipp council. We are diverse ages but try to get together once a month to quilt and chat. We have done block on the month quilts from our local quilt shop, one block of the month on our own and right now we are each working on our own thing.

  83. I do have a group of wonderful friends of about 6-10 that all get together frequently for retreats. One retreat started as a weekend and is now a whole week. We love it. No WiFi no tv. We also meet at a local grange to see when able. We are all ages from 30-80. The best friends a girl could ask for and there when you need them

  84. Sadly since moving to Boca Raton Fl, I don’t belong to a quilt group. I miss my grou6in Minnesota! Would love to win Primitive Gatherings cash. Sue

  85. I belong to 3 groups. One is a quilting group we meet on the second Saturday of every month. The second is a wool applique group. We meet on the first Saturday of every month in the local quilt store. The third is with my coworkers. We have sew days as often as time permits. This is a full day of sewing/eating/chit chatting! All three have amazingly creative members! Love seeing your pictures…..

  86. I work in a quilt shop. We try to have a stitching night once a week to sit & stitch and catch up with the gals who don’t work the same days that we do. It’s nice!

  87. I don’t belong to any sewing groups in person. I belong to lots through Facebook and several blogs. My identical twin who lives 1800 miles away have our own group, we are sewing the next three quilt projects together, each week via phone. Merry Christmas to you Lisa and your staff.

  88. I have belonged to two quilt groups both for about 34 years each. We are all definitely life long friends. The one group are all living in my hometown and our children grew up together many knowing each other before entering school. For several years we have made nursing covers for the U of M NICU. We made hundreds of the covers. The other group is made up of women that had attended the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat that Gwen Marston hosted. The members are from all over the state of Michigan plus one from Indiana. We meet monthly at my house that is centrally located. We also meet at three week long retreats throughout the year. Again these women, along with the members of the other group, are the closest of friends. They all make life sweeter.

  89. I belong to a Quilt Guild but not a smaller quilting group. I wish I could find a small traditional quilting and piecing group to meet with in my area. I might need to start my own eventually.

  90. I do belong to a quilt guild in Waverly Iowa, Friendship Quilters. I am a charter member. Our guild was organized in 1993. The members of this guild have become some of my dearest friends. Like many guilds the size has diminished, but we hang in there. I also get together with quilting friends for retreats several times a year and evening stitching at a local library. We go to quilt shows, road trips and sew days together. I do feel my quilting friends are as close as family to me. We encourage each other and give advice, sometimes even though it is not asked for. Truly my day is not complete until needle and thread meet. Thanks for all the beautiful quilt inspiration. I have made dozens of Primitive Gatherings designs and do not see that ending any time soon.

  91. I am disabled to a fair amount, so it is difficult for me to get out and about and keep up with the activities of a small group, but I do belong to a couple of special interest groups. I love working with flannels, and Moda’s are very very nice. Almost like working with wool!! It’s one of those things — good flannel is like heaven; cheap sleazy flannel feels just like that — cheap and sleazy! So invest in the good stuff.

  92. I meet with my quilting sisters on Tuesdays. We love road trips have been to both the Primitive Gathering stores, make at least two trips to the Oregon coast for retreats each year.

  93. I do belong to a quilting group but we live in four different states – Ohio, Texas, Florida and Iowa. We try to get together at least once a year but also stay in touch through texting. Such a fun group even though the distance sometimes stinks!!

  94. Would love to join a quilt group but I’m not a good enough quilter yet to feel comfortable showing my work. Someday hopefully I’ll feel ready. Loved today’s post. I know you must be crazy busy and I appreciate that yo take the time to share with us. Fun projects. Merry Christmas.

  95. I belong to a small group that is 20 strong. we have been together over 30 years. We have some disagreements but in the end we come together and support each other.

  96. At the company I work for there is a group of us that quilts and we meet once a month at lunch for show and tell or to get advice on projects we are working on.

  97. I sew with 3 other sew special sisters! We sew whatever we like and we try to sew once a month. Of course we have lots to eat and sometimes we carry on into the evening and our husbands come and we all go out for supper.

  98. I don’t belong to a sewing group. However,
    I really enjoy sewing days with my daughters and daughter in law when we can make that work.
    I love your patterns and would be thrilled to win some. Looks like you had a wonderful party last night.

  99. Yes I belong to a small quilt group. We are a “Dear Jane” group. We all started about 2002 with Penny Haren teaching us6 blocks a month of the Dear Jane blocks. We learned a lot of techniques about color, appliqué, putting blocks together. There was a bond and we have done several quilts with Penny over the years with her own designs and techniques. Sometimes we were even the Guinea pigs for a new book of hers coming out. Anyway we are quilt friends for life.

  100. I run a sewing group and belong to two more! You cannot have too many stitching friends. So nice to see what the ladies are working on, love their work.

  101. I don’t belong to a group, but would love one. I’m near foley, Alabama. Y’all look like you’re having so much fun!

  102. Yes, I belong to a small mini group of about 15 ladies. We have been meeting weekly since about 2000. Love the closeness of the group. This year we made each other a Churn Dash quilt for our Christmas exchange. They were all spectacular and so different.
    This day 7 of your 12 days is very generous of you.

  103. I belong to a wool group called the Woolies, we meet every month, and most of us work on wool projects, but there could also be knitting or quilting involved. Sometimes I will teach the gals a new technique and we will all work on that project. We rotate houses, we meet during the day and there is always lunch and sweets involved! There are 12 of us ladies with a variety of talent in all different venues of crafting. We have a wonderful sisterhood, and have been there for each other in all of life’s trials and tribulations that we have gone through,

  104. Yes I belong to a group with 7friends. We are the “no name” group because we never decided on a group name. Maybe a blessing in disguise because we refer to ourselves the “friendship group”. It fits perfectly because most importantly we are friends. We stitch together, host dinner once a month, go on retreats and outings. As friends we share the good times and the bad times, the struggles and the successes. We are always there for each other and are blessed to have a friendship group that is so close. I could go on and on but I think just saying that I am part of a wonderful group of ladies that were brought together by love of stitching is enough. Anyone who belongs to such a group knows the joys of the sisterhood that a friendship group brings. Thank you for asking the question. It gives me a moment to reflect on how lucky I am to be part of a circle of friendship so dear to each of us. Hugs to all stitching sisters, Sandy Holst

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  105. I do not belong to a sewing group. Do get together 3x a year with others for a small retreat. Would like to be involved in a group more often! Live in a small town outside of Anderson Indiana. Thank you Lisa and crew!

  106. I do not belong to a quilt group, but I do enjoy sewing with my mom and sometimes my sister when possible.

  107. For some reason my comment ended up as a reply to someone else’s comment above. I do not belong to a sewing group. Being disabled, I would be unable to even if one were nearby. I really wish I could get out more.

  108. I belong to a quilt group in Michigan called “Knotty Girls” we do all kinds of wool projects with lots of fancy stitches! I also belong to a group here in Florida during the winter and we have a small quilt show every year and we have classes every couple of weeks! So it keeps us quite busy! We could use some of your beautiful patterns for our classes 😊

  109. I belong to a small group of ladies that celebrate the fiber arts of hooking, stitching and quilting. What a wonderful resource these ladies are! We share tips and techniques so that the strengths of one can guide the weakness of another and in the end, many beautiful projects are completed.

  110. I dont belong to an official group but I have a friend 3 hours away and we virtually sew together and text pics to each other.

  111. I belong to two quilting guilds, but we don’t stitch at our meetings. It would be nice to belong to a stitching group.

  112. I belong to a small sewing group. Currently we are 6 members and we call ourselves the Northwoods Stitchers. We live in Michigan around the Atlanta area. We just had our Christmas Party yesterday.

  113. I do belong to a sewing group. We don’t have a name but we meet every Thursday at 10. We sew for a couple of hours, have lunch and continue on sewing. We all have various hand projects going. It is fun to network and share ideas.

  114. What a wonderful group of ladies you have in your group! I would love to find one, I moved a little over a year ago and have not been able to find a new group, I do like it for the fun and inspiration. Thank you for the extra effort you take with your blog, your posts are always so interesting and so many pictures, it’s great. Merry Christmas!

  115. I need to move to Wisconsin so I can sew with those ladies. They look fun! I do sew with friends occasionally but I’d love a fun group to sew with and share ideas!

  116. My Stitchin’ Sisters sewing group is 9 women who all do some quilting and also different kinds of handwork. We bring handwork to work on and stay for lunch and dessert, and always have show’n’tell at our monthly sewing sessions.

  117. I belong to a Prayer Quilt Ministry in Minnesota. We make quilts for anyone with a serious illness. Our leader says we have sent out over 3,000 quilts. It is so good for my soul to get together with this wonderful group of women and one man!

  118. I belong to a group that uses all scraps to make quilts for needy children. It is amazing how beautiful they turn out,

  119. My sewing group is my 3 daughters, 2 are quilters, 1 is a scrap booker (we let her come too). Also 4-6 other ladies join us. We do weekend sewing and sleepovers at each others houses. We’re very casually run and have lots of fun.

  120. I belong to several groups. I belong to Lakes Area Quilters which is 50-60 ladies. For 15 yrs I have belonged to a small group we call Thimble Therapy in which we have done many shop hops quilt show trips and many many retreats together. Love those ladies. Recently I joined a group known as Woolie Wednesdays working on our wool projects

  121. I don’t belong to any groups locally (St. Louis MO area), would love to get something started. But do have a group that is in CA, MI, OH and us MO girls. We get together several times a year and they are the best. We encourage/enable through technology when we aren’t close.

  122. I belong to a wonderful group. We encourage each other in every way. We also talk each other into way too many projects!

  123. OMG you are so generous. I don’t belong to a group since I moved here which has been over 5 years. I do miss the motivation and friendship from a quilt group.

  124. I just joined a local quilt guild, but would love to meet other women in my area that share a passion for quilting and stitching. I’m a newbie and would love to have people I could ask questions or show me shortcuts. I live in Gansevoort, New York,btwn GLENS falls and Saratoga springs.

  125. Sadly, I don’t have a group of quilting sisters any more. When we lived in the mountains I was a part of a group, but the guild where I live doesn’t do friendship groups. It makes me sad. I have missed it greatly.

    Lisa, is there any way to get all the patterns for that Crazy quilt all in one place? I would love to have the whole pattern set but going from designer to designer is just such a hassle. Kit all the patterns and I would buy the whole thing. I am always afraid I will miss something doing it in pieces.

    1. I am in 2 quilting groups (subgroups of our guild) and love them both. One I have been a part of for 20 years, the other 6 years. I couldn’t get along without either one! Attending meetings is the highlight of my week.

  126. I belong to 2 groups wooly women and small and scrappy. Great groups for socializing g and talking quilting. Into online groups crazy quilt sew along and plan to do mbh3. Hardly have time to cook or clean.

  127. Sadly, I no longer have a group of quilting sister. I miss it, but my guild doesn’t do groups. Last time I was in one we lived in the mountains.

    Lisa, is there any way to get all the patterns for the Crazy quilt in one place. If the pattern was a kit I would definitely buy one. I am always afraid I will miss something going from designer to designer and won’t find out about it for years until I go to make the pattern.

  128. I do belong to a small sewing group, but another member and I were wanting more so we’ve branched out on our own with additional projects. Kind of like Rudolph & Hermie – we’re “independent together!”. We get together every Friday night for stitching & laughs and really keep each other on track.

  129. I have a couple types of sewing groups. Being wheelchair bound encourages creativity. I have a couple friends who we meet in my home to sew together….I usually design a quilt and we all do it in our own fabric choices. Then I have an online quilting design group, and we also share our goals for sewing each month and post photos and encourage one another. And my bonus is a dear long time friend who lives two states away and I have created our own private sewing “couple” and send lots of text and emails as well as Facetime one another to share our quilting projects.

  130. I belong to a small group that meets every Tuesday to quilt, hook, needle punch, or needle work. We love to “gossip”, eat good food, and work on our projects. Then of course, we have to have show and tell and oh, what fun we have!

  131. Hi Lisa, love your website, I belong to the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild, in Springfield, Mo. and to The Featherweight Group and the Wild and Wooly Ladies, group. We all love working with wool.

  132. I belong to 2 groups-a group of 8 that do a retreat in June and meet each month for a day. I also have a wool group that meets once a month and belong to 2 guilds. So much fun to get together with friends to sew together! It encourages us to get more done!

  133. I do not belong to a group, although I’m sure there are numerous quilting groups in our area-Frederick, MD. I will probably try to find some wooly stitchers in the next year or so.

  134. I do belong to a guild but the group only does work together at 1 monthly meeting for the charities they support. So far the scheduled retreats haven’t fit my schedule. I use to belong to another group that met each week. I enjoyed the ladies & the fact that I had scheduled sewing time. But when the location which was the Sr Ctr insisted that everyone should work on the same project, just not come in to sew & the group only wanted to make purses or totes I dropped out. I do miss the camaraderie.

  135. I belong to a group of beautiful quilting friends who have been together for 37 years! One original member has gone to
    heaven, one retired to the north woods for 13 years but returned to us several years ago, and we welcomed a new quilter who is now entering her work in AQS shows. Over the years we have shared many joys & sorrows including births & deaths, weddings & divorces. Thru it all the bonds of friendship have remained strong, making us more than just friends but family!

  136. I belong to a wonderful group called women of the cloth we get together on Fridays at a church, go on retreats together and keep each other sewing.

  137. I live in Northern WI and belong to a sewing group called Woolies. A lady (customer) I meet told me about the group so I walked in one time not knowing a soul- best thing I challenged myself to do. Great ladies along with great inspiration.

  138. I’ve belonged to the same quilting group for 30 plus years. We are friends through thick and thin. It is so good to be able to bounce ideas off each other and see others’ projects for inspiration. Your party looks fab. Love the pincushion idea.

  139. I do not belong to an official quilting group but for many years my sister and I would work on projects together! We sure had good times and those projects will always be special to me. Unfortunately, my sister and husband moved out of state to warmer climates. We get together a couple times of years and still talk about how much fun we had working on projects!

  140. Yes, I belong to my local quilt guild. Also two different small quilt groups. The group I have been together with the longest is a group of women I met at an embroiders guild I joined 27 years ago. We still all do needlework, but I have turned them all into quilters as well. I am so blessed, these women are the best friends anyone could ever wish for.

  141. At this time I don’t belong to a quilt guild or sewing group. About two months ago my husband & I moved to a small town in TN. I am super happy, though, in that there are two quilt shops in town!!

  142. I belong to a small group of wonderful women. We inspire each other and are there when needed for each other. It is so good to have the inspiration of others, it is rejuvenating.

  143. I am currently not in a sewing group but was for many years at my church. A small group of us met once a month on a Sunday afternoon after the church service for about four hours. It was always fun to see what everyone was working on and to share stories and what was happening in our lives at that time. The group stopped meeting several years ago due to everyone’s schedules. I hope to join another sewing group soon and do have the name of another group to check out.

  144. I joined a local quilting group in September called KISS – Keep It Simple Sewers. Yesterday’s meeting was the annual December potluck luncheon – yum!! My husband died suddenly & unexpectedly two years ago and I am extremely grateful for this new group of sewing friends!!

  145. I do not belong to a sewing group yet, but have found one in Evansville Indiana that I hope to visit in January!!!!!!!

  146. I belong to a Quilt Guild that meets twice a month and a group of six that meets once a month. I enjoy piecing tops by machine and do “quilting” by check. Waiting on your book “Wool, Needle, and Thread” to get here so maybe my collection of Wool Kits can be another START to go with all the others!

  147. I belong to a Quilt Guild and a Sewing Bee. My favorite is my Bee where we meet once a week at a beautiful rural Church to sew! We laugh, cut fabric, sew blocks and talk patterns. Love it!

  148. Yes I belong to a stitching group every Tuesday at my home. I have 7 women who attend. It is the one of the best days of the week. Sometimes we are all busy doing embroidery projects, applique projects, sewing on bindings or just chilling. We have shared happy times and some sad times, but the one constant is laughter. Love it!!

  149. I belong to a small quilt group that meets Tuesday evenings. We have supper together and sew. It is always fun to see what everyone is working on.

  150. I currently belong to 2 small quilting groups and also participate in community sewing days that our guild hosts to work on projects. You can learn so much from others.

  151. I belong to a large quilting guild in a nearby city. I have learned a lot in one year by attending workshops, meetings and helped with a large quilt show of over 250 quilts. It has been quite a year!

  152. I belong to a fiber club. In rural Minnesota we have a small community town hall that 12-18 gals get together 2x a month to work on whateverproject. We have a potluck each time. I have met some ever talented fiber artists.

  153. I belong to a very small quilt group that only has two members…my sister and I. We meet three to four times a year and each “meeting” lasts five days. We go up to my cabin in northern Wisconsin and we lock ourselves in (this is called a Lock-In). We bring everything we will need so we can spend the week together just quilting! No cooking…all meals are pre-made so we can just pop dinner in the oven, no clothes…we wear our pajamas all day, no interruptions….we love it! The only rule we have is no using the rotary cutter after cocktail hour begins. The one thing we look forward to most is stopping at Primitive Gatherings on our way up to the cabin!

  154. No, I don’t belong to a sewing nor a quilting group but I do belong to 2 EGA guilds and a Sampler Guild.

  155. Yes.. I belong to a small quilting group. I love being able to get with my friends to sew and catch-up. Some of us take classes and have BOMs together.
    Looks like you ladies had a great time and what beautiful projects everyone has!

    usairdoll (at) icloud (dot) com

  156. Yes, I belong to a few quilting groups. The oldest one only meets once a year. We sew, eat lunch, and share. Another one is a modern group where we work on our own projects except we do make a group quilt for the guild’s auction and another for the quilt show. The third one is dwindling as we started with 10, lost three through death, and two to moves, and it’s difficult to get the rest together. I love sewing and getting together with all of these quilters.

  157. Hi Lisa, love the pics! The party looks like so much fun! Just the way the holidays should be! My sewing friendship group is the Threadheads. We began in CA but even tho some of us moved we still gather as can. In fact we are meeting up to go to the Road to CA show in January. I can’t wait to see them & your booth!! Hugs, Jakey

  158. I belong to a quilt group generally called the Frankfort Girls. There are seven of us, and you couldn’t ask for a more supportive group of friends in all aspects of our lives—not just quilting. We meet every other Friday at one of our homes. We also go to sows and quilt shops together. I’m so very glad to have them in my life !!

  159. I belong to a guild, but we have a spin off group that meets every Wed night. There are 4 of us and we love our group. We work on our own projects, mostly hand work, but some nights one or two bring their machines. We order dinner out, so no one has to cook, mostly pizza, which we are thrilled to have. Last year one of dear friends, who doesn’t quilt, but always marvels at our quilts, husband passed away and we made her this wonderful Christmas quilt, it was such a joy to be able to give it to her. We love our group, it’s like therapy. We go to a lot of shows, we make pilgrimages to Pennington Quilt shop, Lancaster, PA and to Manhattan to see Victoria Findlay Wolfe. And we so ALOT of on,one shopping. We believe in supporting small stores, online small shop shopping AND never shop on AZ !!!!!!!
    We live in Montclair , NJ

  160. I belong to the Sassy Stitchers. There are 4 of us that have been together since the beginning with others who have come and gone. We have shared many ups and downs in life, but we are there for each other. Wouldn’t trade it for the world…..

  161. There are 6 of us from our local quilt guild that form our own small group. We call ourselves the 6 pack. We have an ongoing group text and are active on it every day. We share what we are working on, and life. We get together for sew days, lunches, and antique shopping. We also go on retreats together. Sewing friends are the best.

  162. I do not belong to a sewing group. Sadly I work full time
    So finding an evening group or weekend is hard. Robin in Richmond Va

  163. I don’t belong to an ‘official’ quilt group. However, I do get together with a group of six quilty friends a couple of times a year for quilting fun. Also meet twice a month with crafty friends, some of them quilt, also yarn workers, cross stitchers and more.

  164. I belong to a quilt group that has been together for over 20 years. I don’t know what life would be like without our monthly meetings, projects, laughter and food. We continue to motivate each other and have a great time doing it.

  165. Yes, we have a wonderful guild that’s 32 years old. We have had new members join our group because they heard we are “fun”. And we are. We enjoy sharing our quilting experiences and developing close friendships.
    But we give back also. Three years ago we started making quilts for veterans. We belong to Quilts of Honor and our group of 38 members made 128 quilts just this year.
    In the past we have made baby quilts for hospitals and the police department.
    We made bags for walkers for our senior citizens in the retirement homes. Our guild has never failed in being generous in helping others.

  166. I belong to two small groups–the “Sewciety Girls” and a surface embellishment group. I love getting together to share our love of all things quilty and fibery! I also belong to the Tricities Quilt Guild in the tri-cities of Washington State!

  167. Yes I belong to a small group. Five of us meet in one gals home every Monday night. We only do hand applique projects, but occasionally we do hand embroidery projects…. I also belong to an applique group in Des Moines, Iowa…we meet every 3rd Tuesday each month at the Quilt Block store. Welcome to join as there is only about 15-25 that come…

  168. I belong to a wonderful appliqué group in Tampa, Florida called the Feather Princesses that meets once a month. We also have several separate sewing groups that also meet once a month. The different groups have separate themes and I go to several of them. Up until a year ago I had no interest in sewing but my mom is 90 and really wanted to attend the guild meetings since she was a member. I brought her to the meetings and then became a member after falling in love with appliqué and quilting. The camaraderie within the group is so wonderful! Great friends that I cherish. Thanks so much for offering the $200 gift of patterns!

  169. I belong to a quilt guild, which I love, and several of us also meet once a month on a Saturday just to sew. The benefits of sewing with a group are immeasurable!

  170. I belong to a handstitching group and a sewing group but I think the most special one is the hand stitching group. We all domwool and it’s such a lovely group. I love seeing everyone’s creations and what I love most is that we are always there for each other. We all lean on each other and support each other. I think when you hand stitch more so than machine quilting you have time to really chat and get to know a person. It’s a wonderful group and I love them all!

    Theresa veroline
    Florida

  171. Unfortunately, I do not belong to a stitch group. I have not been able to find a guild close by (to meet other stitchers) since we moved to Illinois 6 years ago. I live in Lincolnshire, which is about an hour north of Chicago. I’d love to meet other stitchers nearby.

  172. I do not belong to a group at this point. I only did quilting now and then until more recently. I also love working with wools and using them in quilts. In the past year quilting has been therapy for me. We lost our oldest son a little over a year ago and at the time I was working on a quilt. That quilt kept me going and is dedicated to him. I continue to quilt and it really has been incredibly helpful. I don’t think I’m quite ready to be in a group, but I love seeing the postings about yours.

  173. I belong to a sewing group with my church once a month. It’s so fun to get together and see what everyone is working on. 🙃

  174. I don’t belong to a quilting group, but have a few friends who will get together to sew a couple of times a year and my sisters and I will get together to sew too. Always so much fun to see what everyone is working on. Love your patterns, always get so excited to see your new ideas.

  175. I’m not answering on the post day, I am behind. Family health issues are keeping me off schedule. Still want to participate though. My local quilt shop closed so I have lost my “tribe”. I need to get busy and find another, when things settle down some. Family first.

  176. I don’t belong to any quilting groups because I work full time and the only ones are meeting when I’m at work. The only one that meets in evening is a hour away and that’s just too much after I work all day. I wish some wold meet on Saturday mornings that would work great for me. Maybe one day life will slow down and I can sew and quilt everyday and join the guilds and sewing clubs.

  177. I would love to get together with other stitchers. I used to before we relocated. We met twice a month for wine, snacks, treats, great conversation all while quilting & stitching. I haven’t found my quilty tribe in Spring Grove, IL yet. I am part of an online group of “Secret Sisters” and we meet once a year for a few days of quilty fun.

  178. I belong to 2 quilt groups. The women in my groups offer friendship, inspiration, sympathy, advice,technical help, hugs and lots more.

  179. I belong to 2 quilt groups. The first is a group of 12 ladies, and our goal is to learn something every meeting. Each of us is asked to teach a new quilting technique, sewing hint, or pattern once a year, giving us something new agt every meeting. The second group is a small group where we all do handwork – I’m usually doing wool work from PG! two of us are definitely Primitive Gathering groupies!!

  180. I don’t belong to a sewing or quilting group. Sometimes I think I should look into it, and other times I am totally ok with just me!

  181. Hi Lisa! I belonged to our local quilt guild for a few years. I haven’t been active in it for a while now. My sewing drops off for gardening season, and this year I just did not have the desire to pick it back up again. I had several Christmas gifts planned to make, and that got me back to my machine thank goodness. My sewing chair had been claimed by the cat in my absence and I had to bribe him to reclaim it!

  182. I belong to the local quilt guild and I work at a local quilt store. The staff at the shop gets together once a month for a sewing day. We have a lot of fun together and it gives us a chance to brain storm for new ideas for the shop!

  183. I don’t belong to a group, but my sisters and I have attended a favorite retreat a few times, and can’t wait to go again.

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