Joy to you!
We hope that your holiday season was as joyful as ours!
The holiday was especially joyful for us as our son Peter is now wed to Ann [Wilmsen]! We trust that your joy, as well as Peter and Ann's, may continue throughout the new year.
Also, it seems like it has been a long time since we have had weather that encourages quilting - but now we have it - Yea!
Attack the Retreat!
The West Central Ohio Quilters' Guild is starting the year off right with the annual retreat - "An Undersea Adventure!" [Does this mean we do or don't have to pre-wash the fabric?] from January 11th through the 15th. Ruth will be teaching a session at the event.
Ruth's session will be on Friday January 12th at 2:30 p.m. The pattern used will be the "Striated Star", which is my favorite quilt. It was also Peter & Ann's wedding present - it is beautiful. The session is free as it is included in the cost of the Retreat. Those wanting to do the quilt will be offered a heavily discounted retreat price for the pattern of $4.00, including tax from its normal price of $9.00.
Of course, Forever In Stitches will be donating patterns and a longarming certificate to the event - so attend, as you may be a lucky winner!
Unfortunately, the retreat is sold out for 2018. If you are interested in future events, I strongly recommend that you join the guild. More information is available at www.WCOQG.com.
For those of you who are considering owning a longarm quilting machine, we have new 18" sit-down models available for under $7,000 and stand-up models [a limited number, so call for availability] for $8,500! We also have used machines available. Give us a call for more information to help you decide which longarm is best for you.