Finally, some cooler weather! I know many of you are year round quilting fanatics, but I seem to have more seasonal choices in my crafting. Summer is a great time for small handwork. This year has been an English paper piecing love fest. Once the weather starts to change, larger projects and knitting reappear. If you have been waiting for fall to come, it seems to be here. I hope all of you are catching a serious case of the quilting bug.
In December we will have our annual holiday celebration. There will be food and fun for all as we gather together. Special guests have been invited and we will celebrate our work with the wider Tarrant County community. You will be amazed at how our quilting is touching so many lives.
We live in a rapidly changing technological age. So many ways to communicate that we often seem to be overloaded with information. But I think the massive changes in transportation that occurred in the early 1900's are often overlooked today. I grew up near a town called Halfday. Why? Because when it was founded it took a half day to travel down to the big city of Chicago. Now it takes about 30 minutes. Cars and roads made the difference. The first interstate road was called the Bankhead Highway. We still drive on it using that name in Parker County but now it is called Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. I can't imagine what a dramatic change in people's lives cars, trains and automobiles made. So in January we will discover how quilts changed to reflect that time. Rägi Marino has made a study of when airplanes first showed up in quilts. What early patterns looked like. How the plane was front and center in so many World War II quilts. Her workshop Thursday will be making a simple airplane block that can be used in a variety of quilts. Even if you don't think you want an airplane quilt, come and make a block. We can use it it some of our community outreach quilts. On Friday we will be having a trunk show of some of these special quilts she has collected and the stories behind them.
So we start off the year. Other programs will be on free motion quilting, piecing and applique. We will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the guild. There will be a quilt show and a member's market. So many ways to learn and practice our skills. Come and join us.