New church; Potential quilting group

Posted by on November 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm.

Happiness now

This morning, I finally stopped procrastinating and checked out a new church.

Well, to be honest the church isn’t exactly new to myself, since my daughter goes to the school. She’s been attending that school since she was in kindergarten. You want to know something else? It’s the same school I attended when I was in kindergarten. Yet in all those years (outside of school based functions that I attended with my daughter) I never attended their church.

There really wasn’t a reason to attend. I’ve been happy with the church where I’ve been a member, but recently I found myself wanting more. I was raised Baptist, so attending a Lutheran church is a big change.

The 9:00 service I attended this morning, was a new experience. Although there were differences in how the service was conducted. The message was sound, and I found myself enjoying the pastors sermon. More importantly, the people were very friendly and made my daughter and I feel at home, so we’ll definitely be returning.

During the service I scanned the church bulletin (that one of friendly ushers had given me) and to my surprise I noticed that they have a quilters club…

Let’s just say it’s been a long time since I’ve made a quilt. I’m forty-one, so it’s been at least twenty-five years. The last quilt I made, I was in my early teens. So yeah… I was still a child, but recently I’ve been thinking about making them. That has everything to do with viewing several of Karen’s hand-stitched quilts. Wow, what a talented lady! Viewing her blog, Quilts… etc. made me realize exactly how much I missed quilting.

As a child, sewing was the first craft I got into. I started with small projects and eventually moved to designing most of my own clothing, with the occasional quilt, and some cross-stitched afghans tossed into the mix.

Anyway… the church’s quilting club meets on Monday mornings. Good thing, I work from home right? Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to attend. I’ll be sure to get more information, and stop by the quilting group and introduce myself, once the holidays are over.


  • Karen says:

    how neat! glad you have found a quilting club to try out in your area. One of groups that I attend meets on Friday mornings at one of the churches and they are a nice group of ladies – it took a little while to feel like I fit in and over the holidays it is cancelled more than we attend it seems but the ladies can help you get you started and I bet they will be more than willing to help if you are confused on something. We off and on have some one new start that hasn’t quilting in some time and we are always full of answers for the question and willing to demonstrate how a new technique can make it easier.
    Karen recently posted..Changing it Up A Little Bit


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Karen,
    I’m looking forward to meeting the group. I actually think I might pop in tomorrow and say hello, after I drop my daughter off at school.

    Funny, I never thought about the group before, but now that I think about it, I do remember seeing pictures of that group (along with a few other crafting group) on the church wall. I also remember one of the school parents talking about some of those groups. The schools office is actually located on the church side.

    My daughter was a hit at church. Several of the older folks made a beeline for her. She was slightly overwhelmed, but polite, murmured soft hellos to everyone. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the ladies are in the quilting group. A few looked familiar from the pictures I’ve seen posted on the wall.

    Anyway I’m looking forward to meeting the quilting ladies, and I hope I do enjoy their company enough to join the group.

    It looks like my ‘first quilt’ will be a quilt for my daughters Monster High dolls. Since the dolls are barbie doll size, it’s going to be tiny. lol 🙂 She just asked (begged) me to do that a few moments ago. I have tons of scraps, so I think I’ll hand stitch that one.


  • Beth Ellen Nagle says:

    Sounds like a great opportunity. My mom makes amazing quilts. I never quite got into sewing but I really would like to settle in sometime and learn some basics. I’d like to make my daughters skirts.


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Beth Ellen Nagle,
    I find sewing to be extremely relaxing. If you have a craft store near your area, such ass Jo Ann Fabrics, you should check them out. They usually offer sewing lessons. Initially I was going to sign my daughter up for the class, but I’ve decided to teach her at home. 🙂
    Opal recently posted..Paper Crafts: Sketch Diva


  • Jennifer says:

    Quilting is something I haven’t gotten into…wish I could…but the art doesn’t like me LOL – LOVE looking at everyone else’s creations tho! I was raised in a Pentecostal Church 🙂 Sorry I am a bit behind on commenting…I have lots of catching up to do! 🙂
    Jennifer recently posted..Jasmine with Flowers from Fusion Tea Room


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    I’m betting I’ll feel like a newb for a while. I found out more info about the quilting group, so I’ll have to get around to posting an update. I’m going to try to pop by this coming Monday.

    Re: commenting, no need to apologize, we all need to take breaks now and again. I was going to send you an email later this evening. I think I will do it anyway. 😉
    Opal recently posted..A crafting start; All that glitters


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