2016 Sew My Stash of Scraps

Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 5.40.09 PMWhat to do with the scraps I have.  The ones I loved when they were fat quarters or yardage.  After finishing a project, I know I shouldn’t throw the scraps away.  Pretty soon I have too many to ignore.  Today I started a January Project.  Sew MY Stash of Scraps.  I finished yellow, green, and aqua.  I do not feel guilty getting rid of the scraps that are left from these blocks.  I can say that I have used them more than once and I wasn’t wasteful. Maybe next January I will do the same with the scraps I collect this year.  Stay tuned.

The Year My Guild Truly Bonded

IMG_1977Seeing this quilt hanging at the International Quilt Festival made my eyes tear up.  My heart even raced for a moment and then a beautiful calm filled me full.  This quilt is the brain child of The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild.  One member had an idea and  presented it at a meeting.  By the following meeting we were laying out the blocks that 28 members had made and contributed.  And then at the next month’s meeting we were all standing in front of it in a state of amazement.  It bonded us like no other project could.  I’m still collecting my thoughts on why this has had such an impact on our guild, however, for now I can say that I know it has made us bold and confident in our voice as a guild.