As you may know, March was National Crafting Month and the third Saturday in March, which was March 18 this year, is designated as National Quilting Day. The Quilt Alliance, in conjunction with the National Quilt Museum, listed a variety of things that could do to mark the day.
One of the suggestions was to give a quilt to the first baby born in your town on March 18. With privacy issues as they are and our local hospital shutting down it’s maternity ward, we reached out to Cape Cod Hospital that houses the maternity wing. They were very happy to participate in our goal.
In the early hours of March 18 a baby boy came into the world. We received this lovely note of thanks.
Thank you to Sue McK. for making this lovely quilt and to Lori C. for putting together the package and delivering it to the hospital. We plan to make this an annual event.
Unfortunately, Covid finally caught up to me so I was unable to attend our March meeting so there aren’t any photos. I did participate via Zoom but we were having some technical difficulties and those at home couldn’t see those at the meeting.
I was sadden by this because the point of the meeting was to get to know and/or reintroduce ourselves to each other, as we’ve had so many new members join since our October Open House. Putting a name to face has been difficult to say the least. I did learn some interesting facts about our membership such as how many members have lived in several different parts of the country and even the world. We have members with military experience, either by serving themselves or due to a family member in the service. Members have worked as engineers and teachers. Some have just started sewing in recent years and some have decades of experience. It just goes to show that there’s no set criteria to enjoy quilting. You can start any time and quilters come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Until next time, keep your bobbin full and your rotary cutter sharp!