|St. Anthony's Quilters - Day 1|
I was so pleased that Doris K. from the St. Dunstan's Quilters, and Linda G. from the Friday girls came to help us load the quilt onto the frame. We carefully pinned on the backing to the long poles, then we laced twine through the holes in the side poles attaching the sides of the backing. Then we laid the batting over and smoothed it all out flat. Then carefully laid the quilt on top and smoothed and pinned around the perimeter. We hand based it too, for extra security. All that took over an hour... That was all pretty exciting, and then it was time to stitch.
Doris gave us all some instruction on how to thread our needle with just the nicest small knot. Then she showed us how to rock our needle to take some stitches. The seven of us then sat around the 4 sides of the quilt and stitched. We had such nice conversations while stitching. Every once in a while, one of us would get under the quilt to look at the nice lines of stitching. Ahh, it was a lovely afternoon.