Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Praise of Groups

It Takes a Village

We have all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child".  Sometimes, it also takes a village-or a quilt group at least, to make a quilt.  This top is constructed of fabrics donated by or exchanged with members of our local group.
Our ladies share generously of their stash, patterns, magazines and talent.  They also share their encouragement, support and friendship.  I am sure it is the same in your group or guild.  It is one of the reason's why we belong.  Often on a Monday, I will get up feeling tired or discouraged.  The last thing I feel like doing is getting dressed and going out.  However, off I go and within a short time of arrival, I feel better.
We celebrate each other's birthdays with a cake and a card.  Nothing special except to us.  It is another reminder that the little things in each others lives are shared.
We have faced together; the death of a member, ill health, concerns  of aging relatives, the passing of a spouse, the loss of a beloved pet and much more. 
Quilting is the reason we gather, friendship is the reason we stay.

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