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Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Sunshine Quilters

Today my quilt group is coming for a sit-and-sew. We've quilted together for more than 10 years now. Originally, all the members worked at Sunshine Hospital/Western Health at one time or another, but now, some local ladies have also joined the group. We meet every first Saturday in the month, and have fun stitching, chatting, and drinking champagne. Champagne makes the stitches look straight! We've had fun times and sad times, gained and lost members, and learned from each other over the years. By now, we have some group traditions, such as annual challenges and the great unveilings at the end of the year, road trips to discover new quilt shops, and watching the new Harry Potter movies in Gold Class. Every member likes to make very different quilts, some like brights, others more traditional colours and patterns, and some like to experiment more. Our "show-and-tells" are always interesting and we always find more than enough to talk about, even after 10 years!

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