June 21st

Post date: Jun 25, 2016 6:00:19 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

WHEW! It's SUMMERTIME, but our 21 quilter/stitchers sure weren't singing "...But there ain't no cure for the the "Summertime Blues". It was a pleasure to have E J and M join us! Thus today was a unique mix of the past/present, oldsters/newbees, "sometimers" and the old/tried/true "ALL-timers"! ha! ha! Lunch was to filled to capacity with 47, even setting up 2 card tables; 21 quilters, 10 spouses, and 16 guests/family/ friends! Like the Biblical scripture, Matthew 14:13-21, we had more than enough to feed the multitude! THANKS to M for putting on both AC units (her foresightedness keep us cool and comfortable) and ALL who set-up, washed dishes, and cleaned-up, a true spirit of cooperation and dedication to the Chapel. We had several visitor/shoppers today, lured in by M's quilt sign.

OUR THANKS to M and H for their hard work in refinishing the center counter, the beautiful white resurfaced front paneling and cleaning/ "uncovering" the original, wood top. What an improved appearance! Sure looks bigger/brighter/cleaner!

SHOW and TELL: B B stopped by to show us her new butterfly fabric she's coloring (note technique from June 7). DJ has knitted a lovely pink shawl and her optimal, gold cardigan/swirl sweater. G receive a big, pink/ecru quilt top in a "drunkards' path" pattern from a friend. She solicited ideas for quilting and naturally we were "full-of" ideas! L found a pot-holder loom and is making woven pot-holders for the Open House. IF you know of a source for the "loops", please let her know. S has sewn 3 darling, pieced dolly quilts.

QUILTING NEWS: B donated fabric. Embroidery was completed by D - butterfly square (and she even bought/donated matching butterfly fabric and trim); J - Noah "2 by 2" animal squares; and R - a Noah center panel. Thanks to S for her $400 quilting donation for the BIG, appliqu├ęd, blue quilt which was quilted by M. This week - 3 quilts were bound (2 are sold), 6 quilts sandwiched, and 3 quilts in frames.

R

TRIVIA: June 20th Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice marks the start of summer and the longest day of the year. This year is especially unique as the full moon coincided with the equinox date. Thus named the "Strawberry Moon" with its pink/red hue as the beginning of the strawberry-picking season. The last Strawberry Moon was 1967, occurring every 50 years, once a generation! Hope you got a view as assuming our generational view has passed...