We are currently living in a time of great stress.The COVID virus is causing us to stay at home and away from family and friends. Wearing masks and keeping distances when we do go out. Isolating ourselves to try to keep healthy. Doing all this to “flatten the curve”. And when restrictions are starting to relax, the curve starts rising again. Societal inequalities are being brought to the forefront of our vision, and people are saying “No more, this has to stop!”. Sometimes in peaceful ways, sometimes in non-peaceful ways. And while it is tempting to sit and complain about everything that is happening, we should be finding a better way to do things and bring positivity and peacefulness to our lives. Everyone has their own way to do that, but as quilters we have a special way.
As individuals, groups, cities, and a nation, those of us who sew have put aside our other projects and made facemasks to help protect every- one from COVID-19.
We have made quilts for those who have been through tragedies and life changing events. There are many other things that we can do to make this world a better place. And if you can’t think of something that fits for you, there is nothing wrong with sitting with fabric, thread, and a needle, pouring love into a project. That project could be just the thing that makes someone else’s life better
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. Lee Iacocca
Many of you have asked for what masks can we make for the Pandemic. This is a link that Baptist Health has request we make.
Also they are making them for the surgical wrapping the H600 wrap. If anyone can get their hands on some let us know. These are supposed to be a great filter like the N95.
To my fellow Coastal Quilters,
During this time of closures, social distancing, and necessary precautions regarding COVID-19, I want to take a few minutes to address future Guild activities. I will follow what Leslie does with the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. If the Center is closed, then there will be no meetings or classes. When the Center re-opens, then I am willing to resume our meetings and classes. At that time, however, I recommend that everyone continue to take the proper precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.
I hope that everyone in the Guild stays well and comes out of this world-wide crisis in one piece and I look forward to seeing each other when its over.
(Reposted from 3/22/20 email)
The February monthly meeting was delayed a week because of a wicked storm approaching our area and when it hit, it was wicked! The delayed meeting was fun and informative. Pat Sena demonstrated an easy method for a Cathedral Windows block and Patty Thomas showed a technique for applique using a fusible interfacing that produced beautiful ‘turned’ edges. Everyone went home eager to try the new techniques.
The members participating in the Round Robin project shared their completed quilts!
Our February meeting program will be demonstrations of less often used ‘Unusual Blocks”. We will see the Drunkard’s Path, Cathedral Windows, and Orange Peel.