Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thank You Quilt

Back in November my friend Donna, on the left, invited me out for breakfast with the Tacoma Lakes quilters. She said they wanted to catch up with what I had been doing. I was their president from 2006 until 2008 when I left for my new full-time job.

We met at the Mill Stream Restaurant in Gardiner and had a delicious breakfast in our own private room. Good thing because quilters are a noisy enthusiastic group, you know! There were eleven of us who met that morning.

The group presented me with this beautiful quilt. Each person made a star and signed it with their name and some included a special message. I was so surprised and very pleased. It is beautiful and means so much to me that they made it for me.

Last year we made a sampler quilt, which I have written about before. Donna showed her completed quilt. She did a lovely job with the colors, the sashing, and the quilting, as always, I might add.

Her background fabric is a light green and the red garden path sashing really looks perfect with the blocks.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful quote I heard on a podcast that is no longer being produced, unfortunately.

Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
–Augusta E. Rundel

Nadine Ruggles who podcast Driven to Quilt, read Augusta E. Rundel's words and went on to say that quilts are a magic blanket that wrap themselves around us and weave their magic spell. They do indeed.

Thank you, my Tacoma friends, for making my magic blanket.


Will said...

What a beautiful quilt your group made for you Beth. You can wrap up in it and feel their love and friendship. That was a beautiful group quilt your group made too.

Merry Christmas.

Margo said...

So glad you liked your was made with lots of love for you...when you wrap up in it you can think of was a wonderful morning with everyone...Barb was so disappointed she was sick and not able to be there...she quilted it on her long arm and did a beautiful job as always...

Barb D said...

Beth, I am so glad you are pleased with the quilt we made for you! Do you like the colors? All of the members helped complete this project - either stitching or pressing - besides making their own block - we even had a special workshop to assemble the top!! I was so disappointed that I got up sick that day! Enjoy!! and Merry Christmas to you!