Saturday, July 18, 2020

And now for something completely different...

We interrupt our previously scheduled blogging to share an important announcement.

In just a few short weeks our year long celebration of women's suffrage will be ending. I gather from some of your emails that you are really enjoying the blog.  One person actually emailed me--what the heck will the blog be about after the suffrage centennial, so here it is:

It will be different but not too different.  I was grappling with the idea when I spotted a lovely Queen Anne Lace's blooming alongside the gutter.  

And then it occurred to me.  I had intended to write a quilt lecture with a specific title after the centennial but the time to tackle the concept is during the pandemic and in a group setting.  

The theme of the blog--until a vaccine is found--is "Bloom Where You're Planted."  It's a very old concept, made famous in modern times by Mary Engelbreit, but guess what-- it fits our needs right now.

The main idea of the theme is INSPIRATION. 

We will not just discuss where Beth and I pluck inspiration; we want to know what inspires YOU.  Learning about suffrage has been inspiring for us.  But learning about YOU has been even more rewarding.  We hope you continue to participate.

Here's another aspect that fits into Blooming--

Since the 1970s, I've hoarded collected tons of sewing ephemera, a variety of stories, and of course, a couple hundred vintage and antique quilts.  Then of course, there is all the stuff that Beth has in her garage, sewing room, and other assorted places.  It's time to share these stories.  

The one constant we will take from the Suffrage Centennial to  Blooming will be Flower Fridays.  Don't worry, you don't need house plants!  After the first frost we will look at old and new floral inspired textiles.  Hopefully you will  participate in our new Flower Fridays and share your embroidery, knitting, quilting, sewing, crafting, or just a nice flower image you encountered with the group.  I am certain we will all appreciate floral joy this winter.

We now return to our previously scheduled blogging. 

Thank you for your patience and see you on Monday!

1 comment:

  1. While I have thoroughly enjoyed the Suffrage theme, I LOVE this idea! I even have a quilt with that name that needs to be quilted so now is the time to get to it!