Quilters in the park

So Travel Quilt #2 now has 153 stars.
I am actually quilting again, yay!

On Monday I packed up little George and my sewing box and we headed into Eisenhower Park where a group of women meet three times a week to sit together and quilt. I heard about this group before we moved here, but didn't have a chance to check them out before George was born. I've been having a bad bout of cabin fever lately, so I decided that it was time to go over and introduce myself.

I didn't know if I'd actually be able to get any sewing done, but George was a real sweetheart and slept most of the time, so I did have a chance to piece a star and a half while chatting with the ladies. the group seems very nice and they were quite welcoming, but I found out that it actually started as a group for senior citizens, so I don't know if I'll be allowed to stay. It was cute though, they assumed I was new to quilting and every time they used a quilting term they'd tell me what it meant. I want to try to go again next week and bring Travel Quilt #2 in progress, and maybe then they'll know I quilt for real.

The outing made me feel pretty good, I mean, to get out of the house, meet quilters, and sew again. I did feel a bit self-concious with George though-- i remember other quilters in other quilt groups complaining when members brought their kids. I think my old guild would have been more accepting of me toting a baby along, but when trying to break into the new crowd... somehow I feel like I'm starting off on the wrong foot. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I also felt like maybe this was the wrong group for me to try to join. It would be really convenient to have a quilt group meeting 3 times a week, right down the street from my house, but maybe i should test out the other quilt groups in the area, see if I can't find some younger quilters. I also thought I should try to find the La Leche League meeting, and go to the breastfeeding support group at the hospital, to meet some other new moms. Hmmm.

1 comment:

CathieJ said...

I just heard about this group in JoAnns today. When do they meet, I would like to try to join this summer. I work full-time during the school year, but I would like to meet with other Long Island quilters.

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