Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Montague Crazy Quilting Bee, Christmas Party

Since 1996 I have been online chatting with wonderful ladies from around the world. I am still a member of the Southern Cross Quilter from Australia and I was always envious of their lovely SCQ Retreats and Quilting Bee get together. I always wished that someday I would be able to find a group of ladies to stitch and chat with. To my great surprise I found them at a CQ class I took in September at our local quilt shop called Quilted Memories. The CQ class was one class a month for three months so during this time we were able to get to know each other.
These wonderful ladies invited me to their homes for the next several months. I offered to hold the December CQ Bee at my home. I decided to make it a wee bit more special because of the Christmas Holiday so I served some tea and brownies. There is a total of seven here today and one lady was unable to make it. We had such a lovely time chatting and stitching. For a special Christmas Surprise I decided to share some of my old wonderful Aussie Magazines that has been stored in the basement for sometimes. My New CQ Friends really enjoyed looking at them which made me very happy.

In the top photo Sue was sharing a quilt she had just gotten back from the machine quilting lady. The photo does not do it justice. Each block has twilling and embroidery white on white. The quilt is for her grand daughter. This quilt is truly lovely. So I am now blessed with some new friends who share my love of crazy quilting and they all live very near to me. A wish come true.
Hugs Judy

5 comments:

cq4fun said...

What fun to have a group with whom to stitch. I found that there is a wool group and a cq group at the closest quilt shop, and I'm going to go to the cq group and see if it's a good fit. I love having others with whom to stitch.

Ati. Norway. said...

O, Judy how nice for you to have real people nearby to share your hobby with! When I was living in the Netherlands I joined a handwork group on thursday afternoon in the winter season. It was always nice to share the work .

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Ati, You are truly right. It is sooo wonderful to have real people to stitch with and share your stitching with.

Hello Susan, I hope the CQ stitching group works out for you. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Judy

Maureen said...

How lucky you are to have these friends to stitch with, it looks a nice group!

Lyn from Melbourne. AU said...

I always think this is the way quilting was meant to be enjoyed and shared, with kindred spirits, Judy it looks like a lovely and productive day was had. love Lyn in Malbourne, Australia

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