Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Quilt Book Club

Our Quilt Book Club members are about the nicest people you ever want to met.  Each member is different from the other and our diversity draws us together more.  We each share our two cents worth and our discussions are lively.  Show and Tell before our book discussion is the best!   And last but not least each is an avid reader, oh, and a pretty darn good treat maker!!! 

This picture was taken at the meeting this month, which happened to be on my birthday, Feb. 5th.  
 Check out the scarf that my dear DIL, whom I call my "daughter in heart", made for my birthday.  It's the second project she has ever made!!  I love it.

Something kind of sweet is one of our members is not a quilter, she happened by Bearpaws and Hollyhock while waiting for her son to have his eye glasses looked at by the Optomitrist, who has a shop in the same complex.  She wondered around the shop and it felt good to her.  Her husband had recently died and finding a place to feel good in drew her to wondering a little longer.  Long enough to discover there was a Book Club and that she would be welcomed.  All I know is that if she was not in the Book Club there would be a huge hole there.  Her gifts are many and we would miss out in the fun of explaining things like what a Fat Quarter is.  

One of our members was missing due to a grandsons game, so we had a full group on the fifth of February for the picture.  Each of us are so dedicated to being there that times of trips, surgeries and other what-nots that come along are arranged around being able to be together on the first Friday evening of the month, (accept children's weddings and grandchildren's games.)  :o)

Kim is going to be joining us in March.  She is one very busy woman, yet with being off work for the next couple of months, AND she reads all the books we do, her two cents will be welcomed.  Speaking of Kim, keep her in your thoughts and prayers this week - she starts very painful therapy on her arms and hands today.  You can send her your speedy recovery wishes by following the link on my side bar - Kimsbigquiltingadventure.

Do you belong to a book club?  I would love to hear about your experience if you do.



Orcsmom said...

What a beautiful picture of wonderful ladies!! You are such a joy to be around!



Kelly Ann said...

Nice scarf.......looks like a fun behave yourself...

quiltmom said...

What a beautiful looking group of ladies- Having fun together is the best thing- There are so many terrific books out there. I will look forward to checking out some of the books your group is reading and recommending.
I hope all goes well with Kim's physiotherapy and that she feels better soon. I am going to check out the book she recommended on one of her latest posts.
Great scarf Gran- and what about those Canadian ice dancers - they are totally fabulous and now are gold medal winners ....

Heckety said...

I think its just lovely to have a group of friends who like the same kind of books, as well as quilting. I think explaining quilting terms to a non-quilter is one of the funniest things, as well as the horror on their faces when they hear the term for the first time- like Fat Quarter, and Stitch in the ditch, which had a lady here nearly dying of laughter when it was explained as she had visions of having to sit in some manky muddy old hole to finish her first quilt...I never met a book club I liked, despite being an avid and varied reader myself, they are all too pompous and trying to impress, and I got kinda tired of being treadted like a moron!
And its a lovely scarf! And I'll visit Kim, poor thing.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I am a member of a book club that I love dearly. They are not quilters tho...we will just have to forgive them. In the quilting classes I teach the subject always comes around to books. We have read many many good ones over the years.


PunkiePie said...

No book club for me but looks like you all have a great time together! Thoughts and prayers for Kim for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

What a great picture of you and your friends on your birthday. You look adorable.

From your sis

Jan said...

Ohhhhh I loved seeing the pic of you and your group of friends and your DIL did an awesome job on that scarf :) I sure hope that your toes are improving!!!

Kim said...

I am catching up on some blog reading, so checking out some older posts. Anyway, I belong to a book club. We are a group of teachers and associates from the same school--some retired and some still teaching. I have to say, it is more about the social aspect than it is about the book, although we have read some great ones!! We have a blog you could check out.