Guilds and What’s New? (146)

Hi Everyone, what’s new with you? How is your Summer now that it’s coming to a close what did you do? Where did you go?

I’m also curious if you belong to a Guild, if so which one and where? I’m also curious about your Guild format like how often do you meet? Where? How many people? and What are some of the things that you do throughout the year like challenges, mystery quilts, charity projects and so on…

I’m looking for some good ideas and what’s worked for you guys and what do you love about your guild!! I belong to two at the moment and possibly three and they are all so very different and in good ways so the more I hear from all of YOU about what you like and what works the better my guild can be when we incorporate new ideas:)

Thanks Ladies…

Also if you haven’t entered in for the chance to Win a Year long Subscription to Quilters Connection magazine be sure you do, I will be drawing next Friday!!


Me Mondays: Humbling Experiences (143)

Hi Ladies and welcome back to Me Mondays, since I’ve been holidays throughout the Northern States we’ve come upon so many antique shops with amazing things in them…I’ve found the cutest Hat Pins, Irons (I need one for each step) and adorable old ladder that will hold cute things (of course) as well as some quilts (2 to be exact). The USA seems to have many more good quality antique stores and a good variety of stuff in them, my dh found an amazing camera (his hobby) that was actually just featured into one of his favourite magazines (ShutterBug) which he was thrilled about…heading to 4 stores to find the magazine to make sure this was the camera well that wasn’t the best part I assure you 😉 but hey the things we do for our hubby’s!

On another note, while searching for these goodies for my studio…driving around in all of these USA towns it struck us to the core how many shops are closed, how many places are empty, we would pass huge shopping centres without any occupants, how does this happen? Many store owners shared their devastating experiences with us and how “hard times” really are. How does the whole shopping centre not have enough business to even keep a few stores open? This was so surprising to me and humbling at the same time…being a business owner myself, I’m appreciative of all of the support around us and being a Canadian we are truly lucky to not have been hit as hard as some of the towns I’ve visited and have supported throughout my holidays. Very humbling experience and I sure do appreciate all of the extra’s we have in life.