This blog post came through garbled for some readers. I decided to try to repost it and see what happens. Here goes…
Hello…I’m just popping in with a friendly reminder. You might remember I told you in an earlier blog post that Ray the quilt finisher was going to be in Minnesota. He offered to meet up with anyone who wants to come.
I have gotten a few emails from people saying they are coming so I’m getting even more excited. I got an email from Karen Grant. She is another quilt finisher. She is going to travel and come our way too. Oh, I was happy to hear that.
The plan is to meet at Four Daughters Winery outside of Grand Meadow, Minnesota. HERE is a link to their website so you can see the place and get directions…maybe check the menu if you have food concerns.
They open at 11 am and I plan on being there then. Everyone can trickle in and hopefully, we can all enjoy a noon meal together. We don’t have any real ending time…whatever works for anyone’s schedule is great.
I’ve talked with a few of the gals from the Cresco Ladies group and they plan on coming. Anyone else who wants to come is totally welcome to come. I talked with Doreen who has donated backing fabric and goodies to Ray. She lives close to me so we might carpool.
No program is planned. It’s more of a meet and greet. Ray and I are both so excited to visit with anyone who wants to travel our way. Grab a friend or come alone…We’ll all be friends soon.
I’m so hoping to meet all of you and get to know some of the blog reader and community quilt helpers better. Oh, this will be fun. Someone mentioned name tags and that was a great idea. I am so terrible with names.
For those of you who can’t come, I’ll try really hard to take some pictures so you too can put a name with a face. You know that’s the terrible thing about online relationships…the name with a face thing.
Before I let you go, I thought I would show you one of Ray’s latest finishes…
“I finally got the binding on this wonderful top from Paulette H in WI.
I have never seen a sampler-type quilt with such large blocks. Not only that but they are not squares. Love the change.
Paulette included the red binding to add some red to the mainly blue and white top. Because the blocks were larger, I could easily use the kindling motif which is large and a red thread.
The backing is from Arline H stash and just seemed to be the right addition.
My thanks to you, Paulette, and Arline for a beautiful quilt for a worthy veteran.
Wasn’t that a great quilt?? I too love the big sampler blocks and seeing something a little bit different. Thanks to everyone who helped this quilt become a finish!!
If you are coming to the Meet and Greet and want to bring items to donate or quilt tops to finish, that would be just fine. Ray or any finishers who are coming might not be able to take anything with them but I will take it home and use the postage fund dollars to send it where ever it would need to go. THANKS so much!!
I can’t wait to see everyone!! See you on Friday!!