Today, a group of friends joined me at our house for an informal "sewing bee," or what we liked to call a "stitch 'n bitch," after the knitting books of the same name.
We had a potluck brunch: salads, fruit, veggies and dip, baguette and cheese, pastries, bread pudding with a fabulous hard sauce, mimosas, coffee, great conversation - and we made lots of quilts!
We started with a brief overview of how to make a quilt like Katie's,
and quickly moved on to sewing.
More friends arrived later, and we continued passing on the pattern and sharing the fun.
All in all, 5 quilts were finished, 7 were pinned and one is part-way pinned. We also cut 17 pieces of batting from a full roll, and they are ready to use.
This is a fun way to combine visiting with a great meal, and making quilts for Seattle Children's Hospital patients. I highly recommend it!
Thank you, Stitch 'n' Bitches!