PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Darla Youldon
Hello fellow quilters!
I think Spring has sprung! I absolutely love so many things about spring … the warmth, turning off the furnace, the little plants popping up above the soil, the smell of the air after an April shower and the urge to do spring cleaning. I’m even looking forward to sorting and organizing my sewing room – it’s so nice to walk into an organized sewing room, isn’t it?
Lately my thoughts have turned to gratitude. I am grateful for so many things, not the least of which are my family, my friends, my co-workers and my hobbies. I think to myself, how difficult it would have been to endure 2020 and these first months of 2021, if I were not able to quilt.
My three favourite steps in the process are (1) gaining inspiration from social media such as Pinterest and Instagram, which are overflowing with pictures of quilts, blocks, techniques and ideas, (2) choosing my colour palette and auditioning fabrics and (3) piecing my quilt. Cutting out my fabric is often more of a chore than a pleasure, but how wonderful to see all those pieces cut and ready to assemble. Of course, I love dropping my pieced top off to my favourite long armer, only to be exceeded by the excitement of picking up a completed top. Binding is not my favourite part of the process but, like many of you, I am learning to love it.
I look forward each month to seeing all of your beautiful projects. Please do send them off to email@example.com so they are included in our Sew and Share segment of the monthly meeting. Enjoy Spring!