Thursday, March 12, 2015

...and it was just right.

Welcome to our blog!

We have been friends for about 20 years and have been quilting together for almost that long, sharing much laughter . . . and some tears. In true story fashion, we thought you could start to get to know us through the tale of one of our first quilting adventures.

Once upon a time, there were two friends who loved to quilt. They set out for a weekend away from their families to take some classes at a quilt show in Gettysburg, PA. Sadly, they waited too long to reserve a room, and upon check-in were a bit disgruntled with the accommodations. Not to be discouraged, they decided to stay in the humble lodging rather than return home to the kids. (Even though they loved them dearly.)

Kara, the perky one, got into her pajamas and leaped through the air onto her bed in excitement. Teri, the cautious one, was lifting the covers on her bed and closely examining the wrinkles and strange fibers on the sheets. 

"Someone's been sleeping in my bed," cried Teri.  

"What do you mean?!" chirped Kara.

"There are hairs in my bed, and they aren't mine!" Teri exclaimed.

"Really? Are you sure? ...Oh, ewww! Someone's been sleeping in my bed, too!"

Thus began our adventures stitching together. Suffice it to say that we got clean sheets, stayed the night, had a great weekend of quilting, AND learned to make our reservations early. It may not have been Goldilocks in our beds, but we have been blessed to combine our creative energies, and working together has been just right.

A little over a year ago, we had a vision for a project which we will be sharing in upcoming posts. We have since started to teach appliqué and embroidery at our local quilt shop, and we've even had an opportunity to share our stories with a local guild. It is our hope that you will enjoy our tales of this journey, laugh a little, and possibly learn some new skills along the way.