I'm working on another centenarian quilt for a resident of town who will turn one hundred at the end of August. I will add two borders before backing, quilting and binding. I'll add more photos to my quilting journal page for 2021 as it evolves.
And this is the activity that keeps me going ... making quilts for people who have no expectation of receiving one ... our elders, our youngsters, our fellow citizens' children who witness a trauma or have a sudden need for an ambulance ride ... it brings me peace to meet the needs of others.
The fabric and notions in Quilters' Quarters are abundant and will last for many more years of quilting. I will be closing the retail shop at the end of this calendar year. Until then I will continue to offer discounts to all quilters.
I have done my best to continue the shop's existence, but it is not bringing me joy as it did when Rick and I worked it together. I miss not only his company, his warmth, his companionship and his love, but also miss his ease in meeting and helping customers, and in reminding me to rest, to walk and not run, and to enjoy choosing fabrics for our customers.
Health issues have closed the shop for the past two weekends, and for the next one or two as well. But come September the shop will be open again Thursdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 pm. And the quilting workshops at the Georgetown Senior Center at Perley School will continue on second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month.
Thank you for your patience during my recent hiatus. I look forward to seeing you again when my strength returns.