Friday, August 16, 2013

Summer QBee Day

Yea, for Thursday!  That is the day I travel down to Plainsfield to quilt at Miss Carol's studio (Sweet Peas and Possum Blog) with my QBees.  Two of our QBees. Barb and Gina, will be heading back to work at the school next week.  I feel a tiny bit nostalgia for that exciting time of year when we return to school, but it quickly passes as I focus on quilting and enjoying my first year of retirement.

It was a productive day and I finished a quilt for my son, Earl.  He is a farmer and in the summer, sells corn at the market in Kent.  Since he doesn't have a computer, he won't see his quilt on my blog.
Earl and his niece, Toria
Toria by the bridge mural at the farmer's market in Kent.
The perfect backdrop for Earl's quilt is the corn field!
A winter quilt using Thimbleberries material.  This is the first quilt where I actually pre-washed the flannel material.  Miss Carol said that Thimbleberries is likely to shrink. 
. . . and a rail fence.
We were all productive!  Miss Carol was able to put together her Dancing Nine Patch even while helping all of us.
Miss Carol completed this baby quilt as an enders and leaders project . . . love the purple material that frames the blocks and the piano key border!
Gina finished up a quilt top for her mom.  Love this pattern of rail fence and pin wheels.  She found it in a magazine, I'll try to find out which magazine and add the information to the blog in case anyone is interested in finding the pattern.
Gina's Quilt
Barb and her friendship tablecloth
 Miss Carol spoils her QBees and brings us coffee to perk us up around 3:00 in the afternoon.  It's delightful since she grinds her own special coffee!  Check out the quilting tray!
Spending a day with QBees is better than a day at any spa.  We work out cutting and pressing material - laugh - and refresh our souls with sharing our life stories and ideas as we quilt.
Barb, packed up and ready to start back to school next week.  She is a school nurse.  Her mom, Mama Barb is next to her.  Snake River blocks are in the foreground.

Miss Carol and Mama Barb
I count my blessings to have such wonderful QBee friends and days of sunshine to quilt.
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine." ~ Thomas Jefferson


  1. The button on my shirt says, "That'll quilt out!" Gina bought if for me as it is something I say a lot.
    We have such a wonderful time on Thursdays and on QBee Saturday which is this coming Saturday. I am so blessed.

  2. Gladys ... how I love seeing what the QBees in Ohio are making! Thank you for sharing that with us in cyberspace! Am sure that you'll miss teaching, but I love the attitude you have about retirement. You inspire me!