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Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sew In Reminder and Recap

We meet again for our monthly sew-in at Prairie Shop Quilt Store in Batavia, Tuesday, Feb 4th.  Diagonal 4-Patch is the planned pattern. 10 AM!  In case some of the newbies join us:   we bring our sewing machines, rulers, rotary cutters and a dish to pass.  We always have kits to work on.  Of course if you want to bring your be it.   You are welcome to come.

Yesterday...was just great!  You know quilters can just quilt with just about anybody!  We meet together for a few years and get to know each other. We split up (some of our "regulars" were meeting in Batavia and some were in Naperville) and new quilters come in and it's like we're all old friends!  Yesterday was no different.  I recall a lady who had just moved here from Indiana who just happened to come into the shop and stopped by and we told her what we were doing and she really wants to join us.  I sure hope so!!  A gentleman with his two daughters...just awesome!  And my friend, Denny was there to see what we do.  I sure hope we didn't disappoint!

Again, lots of pictures, but I hope I get some posted here soon.  Caron took some as well and I know she wouldn't have any problems posting her pictures.  I enjoyed the pictures posted on FB from our other Illinois locations.  Oh, and one of our own, Marilyn, got a "winner" call.  Can't wait to see what you won, Marilyn, and congratulations!!

Thank you everyone who braved the snow...I know I was questioning my sanity yesterday morning driving down the middle of I88 and just guessing where the lanes were on Rt59.  Gentler  Times couldn't have been more hospitable!!   Those that didn't go out and chose to sew at home...good choice for you.  One needs to know your limit.  We had people dropping in later in the day---so glad you stopped in and kept the chairs filled :)  Yes, Illinois, you make me proud!!!

We had a 4-veteran presentation day as well.  Thank you gentleman for your service.  I know the weather questioned you getting out  as well, but I'm glad you made it safely.  We definitely enjoyed your company.

So, we continue to thank our veterans in a way only a quilter can and witness that it IS making a difference.

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