It's been a really busy week which is the way I like it but it's also been such a big news week with the Boston Marathon Bombing and the manhunt. I feel really bad for all the affected victims. Yesterday was the board meeting for ApParent Project in Haiti and I'm really excited about their jewelry being featured on one of the major morning news shows this week. They are also preparing to be used in some hunger relief in an area of Haiti that lost crops to severe weather this past year and are hoping that the weather doesn't take out the crops that are coming to maturity at this time. They intend to buy the food for relief in Haiti rather than buying from outside because it will also help Haitian farmers who struggle to compete with the huge imports of cheaper food from the States. You can check them out at ApParentProject.org
Today is my art quilt group meeting and I'm really looking forward to it, it's a great group of women and one man... it isn't what most would think of as an art quilt group because it isn't strictly new, innovative techniques. Over the four years we've met, it has become much more about the encouragement of each person's creativity and oftentimes the pieces that show up are very rooted in the traditional but I think it should be that way. I've taken Welsh quilts to show because they are the ultimate art quilt to me.
Tomorrow will be a big day for me too. I'm going up to train on the cash register at Gee Gee's (my local quilt shop) to be their fill-in part-timer. They won't have to instruct me about their fabric cutting system, I've already got it memoriazed. I decided to get a part-time job in the shop since my teaching as an independant in the shops has come to an end. I'm like a border collie, I have to stay busy or I'll get into trouble.
And, last but not least, I have the sample from my last class to finish machine quilting before class on Wednesday. This shot is of it a couple weeks ago. I'll show it when it's done this week. I have pictures in my camera of it but time has run out this morning. Gotta get in the shower and run into town to meet with the group.
May we have peace on Earth.