Saturday, January 12, 2008
New Look for ATQ
Did you notice the new top header for All Things Quilty? My son Dave made my previous banner, but he enlisted the help of his college buddy, also named Dave, to create a new improved version. This one is a slice of a very colorful quilt that I made for my husband at the turn of the millennium. The quilt is called Omega Centauri, the name of our galaxy's biggest and brightest star cluster. Notice the little stitches in the header? A huge thank you to talented graphic designer Dave Pitman of 485, inc. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Dave's company produces powerful and artistic business logos, cards, brochures, web pages, and other corporate artwork. I highly recommend his work! Check out his project samples, and prepare to be impressed.
Today, I spent the entire day at a delightful sew-in and quarterly meeting of the CyberBee. We are an offshoot of the Capital Quilters' Guild in Raleigh. Our group formed back in the nineties, shortly after Al Gore invented the Internet.(!) Those of us cyber-geeks with Internet access started a group that mostly communicated by e-mail. Remember those days when few had home computers? How times have changed! We do meet face-to-face quarterly. We started out meeting in each others' living rooms, until our numbers grew too large. Now fifty strong, we rent community centers or apartment clubhouses for our quarterly meetings. Usually, the mornings are spent on individual sewing projects or just visiting. We have a pot-luck diet-wrecking lunch, and then a short business meeting, followed by show-and-tell projects to drool and slobber over. This is the group that produced the fantastic Round Robin quilts, prize-winning State Fair quilters, and SEW MANY fabulous creative quilting swaps, exchanges, and projects. Last year, I did not attend any meetings due to our frequent travels to Ashe County during our cabin-building phase. What fun to spend the whole day today with my quilting buddies. When I got home, my DSH had prepared a seafood festival of scallops wrapped in bacon, boiled shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, and crab cakes. Wow- a day spent quilting, a gift of graphic artwork, two scrumptious meals---Life is Good!