Monday, February 27, 2012

Good Intentions

So since I have been making my return to creativity I've been thinking about checking out the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild with an eye towards making some creative friends and finding new ways to challenge myself.  I was planning to make the February meeting my first.  I cleared my schedule for it, planned my route, and started something for the February project, quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  The only mistake I made was making a mental note that the meetings started at 4:00 PM.  Then, as you've probably imagined, when I was on my way out the door (literally, with coat on & purse in hand) and went to the website to write down the exact address of the meeting place...I realized the meeting started at 2:00.  Unfortunately I was already running about 15-20 minutes late so I decided it wasn't going to be worth it to spend an hour and a half on the train in order to be at the meeting for probably 40 minutes!

So maybe I'll make the March meeting?

Ah well.

AAQI Quilt Top

I guess the good thing is that it inspired me to start this AAQI quilt, which I will still finish and donate.  I'm thinking I'll add some embroidery but I haven't decided exactly what yet.  Then quilt it up and send it in.  I'm very much hoping not to lose steam on it - I mean none of this should take very long, so it's a good test of my New Year's follow through...

Goldfinch Detail

The colors of AAQI quilt

3 comments:

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Jessica said...

I did that once, only it was for the annual offering of the Japanese Language proficiency exam. By the time I realized, it was too late and I had missed it entirely. I cried, and never really studied Japanese with the same enthusiasm after that. At least you've got next month. The NYC Mod guild only meets every other month so when you miss one meeting (or two!) you really miss a lot! thank goodness we've got a blog, if not I might not feel like a real member anymore..
Oh, btw, did I ever mention how much I love your stash? Your fabric choices for the AAQI mini are great. Good luck getting it done~

Debra Spincic said...

How did you color the bird?

This will be a nice addition to the AAQI pieces and great for spring so I hope you finish it.

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