Monday, January 31, 2011

Question of the month: April's reply

Mary presented the question this month:
How did S & B get started and would you suggest it to other people and why... April wrote quite a detailed reply and answered very well.  Here is her reply:  
S & B started September 2001,  and we have a scrapbook that we started some time after that.  It hasn't been kept up, though, but it does have photos from our first several years of projects.    
    As to why we got started, I'm not exactly sure.  I know, or at least I remember that our first project was the bull's-eye quilt, and  that Jan was the reason I tried it at all.  She has always been the best encourager!

 I would definitely suggest for people to join a support group for whatever their interest is.  Our group offers a chance to work weekly on the type of work that you enjoy, but also to step outside your comfort zone on special challenges or projects, on occasion.  It gives us an opportunity to enjoy what our other members enjoy.  It might not be our cup of tea, but we GET to see the joy it gives them through THEIR eyes.  And there is always that chance that we might actually like the new activity, and find that it might just become one of our favorites, too. 

If you can't find a group to join, then start your own.  That's what we did!  Find some people who like what you like.  Find a time that works well for you to all get together.  Find a place that you can all get to, or take turns going to each other's home.  If you're like'd rather not spend your time in the kitchen, so ask your other members to bring their own refreshments.  (Occasionally, I DO offer a and again, and it's pretty easy to stop at the store for treats.)  :~D     You will want to be sure that you all have an understanding to be loving, kind and caring to each other.  You ARE a support group, after all.  We have found a way for us to be successful is to avoid those subjects that might be troublesome like . . . religion, politics, etc.   But even when they do come up, we TRY to be respectful of other's opinions.  (Except me...who forgets to listen, and tends to SPOUT OFF.)  Sorry, girls!!!
    I love our group, and after over 9 years of getting together once each and every week, I look forward to every gathering.  Can you believe it?  I can't wait for each Tuesday.  That's pretty amazing, don't you think?  I think it has a whole lot to do with the ladies in our group, too, though.  I love each and every one of you, girlie girls!   
The quilt blocks shown in this post are  ones that we made for each other in a round robin style. We each completed the quilts ourselves and I must say I love mine!  Thanks girls!  See you tomorrow.
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  1. Jan, This is not on topic. Just dropped by to say hello. Haven't talked to you for a bit. What's up? I haven't been reading any blogs lately, don't know what I've been doing. How about you? Hugs

  2. did a wonderful job on the question. I don't think any of us could have answered it any better. Good job!