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Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

What a lovely day in the neighborhood! Fortunately I can find plenty to keep me busy up in the craft room. I’ve been working on things to be posted at our guild website soon, all seminar details. We’ve gotten the brochures and bookmarks back from the printer and will be labeling those this weekend. If you attend the guild meeting next week, you’ll receive your copy there. A friend can pick yours up if you’re not able to attend. Those remaining after the meeting will be left at the museum for mailing. Anyone who attended last year’s seminar, but is not a guild member, will also receive a brochure in the mail.

If you’d like to keep up with Pat Sloan’s quilting adventures, have a look at her April newsletter. She’s posted a free scrap buster pattern called Traffic Jam that I really like, and talks about a sew along that she will be starting shortly. Wouldn’t it be great if a few of our members had projects, either finished or not, designed by Pat for us to display during seminar? If you have any, please bring them to our monthly meetings for show and share as well. We’d all enjoy seeing them. (Pat Sloan’s newsletter click here)

I’m working on some fabric origami to be made into quilter’s jewelry for a demo I’m doing next week. I’ve been playing in my batik collection so I don’t have to work about right vs. wrong side of the fabric. Batiks are so classy looking–I certainly don’t want this to turn out to be tacky! This project also gave me an excuse to look around in a different area of the big J store than I usually do. Now when I have an unused 40% off coupon, I have other options for things to buy. Can’t let any of those coupons go to waste! (Am I the only one who does that? I don’t think so!)

I’ve been putting off the run to the grocery store that I need to do today, hoping that the rain would stop so I won’t get soaked loading up the car. I think I’m going to bite the bullet and go get that chore finished. So…TTFN.


  1. JoAnn Castiglia says:

    I too love Pat Sloan’s pattern “Traffic Jam”. Thinking of using my 30’s fabric. Good pattern for community service. Be great in shades of reds, whites, and blues!!❤❤❤

    • Mary Ellen says:

      Perhaps Jackie and Betty might use this block in one of the months for the block lotto. With a Billie Lauder “2 at a time” 4 patch trick that she taught at seminar a few years back, this could really plow through scraps.

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