Hello…I have a special announcement that I’m really excited to share with you.
Ray, our quilt finisher extraordinaire is coming to Minnesota during the last week of July. Ray’s daughter lives in the cities and they are hoping to meet up with some of the blog readers and/or community quilt contributors.
We picked July 28th as the date but I had to scramble to find a location. I travel that way regularly, but never do meet up so was at a loss for where to meet. My son Karl came up with a great idea.
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.
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.
Before I go I thought I would share a recent quilt finish from Ray. He writes:
“I finished this cute quilt top from Adele A in UT. She sent this to me for support for the Veteran quilt project in November.
When you first look at this gingham quilt, all you see is red and white. Look a little bit closer and you see lots of blue butterflies in the almost solid red blocks. So to give it a bit more boost of blue, I used a blue thread and the butterfly motif for the quilting.
Nothing says picnic more than red gingham and butterflies. I also found some blue fireworks fabric for the backing and binding.
It looks like the 4th of July!! My thanks to you, Adele, and the backing contributor for the support to finish this very special quilt.
There you saw yet another great finish from Ray. He has completed so many quilts for the Community Quilt Program. He’s been a super partner and I can’t wait to meet him in person. I hope some of you who are in the area might come and join us for this special Meet and Greet with Ray…and me. I’d love to meet many of you in person. It’s so great to put a face with a name.
Remember Four Daughter Winery on July 28th at 11 am-ish. Mark your calendars!!