This past Tuesday I visited with my friend Mary and her quilting group, The Atherton Quilters. I had so much fun that day and everyone was so friendly that I decided to officially join the group! Here they are (above) with the Quilts of Valor they made at their January retreat.
This is the QOV top Mary helped make with her group. She’ll be taking it to the Sew Vac in Long Beach where it will be quilted by a volunteer longarm quilter and finished into a beautiful quilt for a veteran or servicemember.
Every Thursday afternoon, volunteers meet at the store to cut, sew and press QOVs. Volunteers receive one free admission ticket to Disneyland (!) as part of Disney’s “Give A Day, Get A Disney Day” program. How awesome is that! Especially since it’s over $70 for one admission ticket … how many folks can afford that in today’s economy? So I’ll be joining Mary this week … should be fun!
I previously blogged about Mary and her quillow here, and I finally gave it to her this past week. Here she is with a smile on her face and her long-awaited quillow:
So I’m off to meet up with my BFF Vivian to see George Clooney’s Oscar-nominated movie, Up In The Air …
ANYTHING with George Clooney in it is a winner with me! And you all know I’ll be watching the Oscars tonight …