President’s Message Judy Hoffman Greetings,
Our 40th Anniversary party is almost here. We will have a quick business meeting then it will be
time to celebrate. I understand there may be treats for all. I hope you all can attend.
Here is another member to tell us how she got to quilting.
Although many women in my extended family were seamstresses, no one was a quilter. I did a little
sewing in high school but after that, my sewing was largely limited to repairing things. After a long
career as a cell and molecular biologist, I retired and took up macro photography as a hobby.
Then one day I saw an advertisement for a class on making T-shirt quilts. I have a large collection of
T-shirts and thought that would be a great thing to do with them. So I signed up for the class.
I followed all the pre-class instructions and purchased all of the supplies with help from the ladies at
Capital Quilts (I didn’t even know what a rotary cutter was). I was psyched! Wouldn’t you know it,
the day before the class, the instructor hurt her leg and they cancelled the class.
I was so disappointed! I went back to Capital Quilts and asked what I could do. They found a book
on making t-shirt quilts for me and I started making the t-shirt quilt on my own, with occasional trips
to Capital Quilts for advice and help. By the time I finished, I was hooked!
Numerous quilts later, I’m still in love with the creativity and of quilting and cherish my first quilt, flaws
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