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Friday, July 1, 2011

WELCOME FRIENDS and QUILTERS

WELCOME to the launch of our blog for the upcoming Circle of Friends Quilters Retreat in Branson... we are excited you are here !  Here's a little bit about these quilty friends ...    

I have a Circle of Friends ... we are quilters united by the internet and our love of quilting, thru the HGTV.com message boards.  You'll find us at our favorite board... the Quilting and Needlework Message Board. There are a group of gals (and a few guys) who join together in cyberspace and share skills, experiences, tips, love, prayers, concern, and bond a true friendship. Thru this love and friendship, there are many projects done as a combined effort. Sometimes a friend going thru chemo needs a quilt of love, or one of our friends has lost a cherished family member, or a member of our military service needs some hugs from home... I call them our "heroes". A quilt is something that wraps that special someone not only in comfort, but in the love and care it took to make that quilt. 

These Circle of Friends also do many charity benefits, making quilts for raffle to raise money for donations to such charities as the Ronald McDonald House charities, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There are quilts made for Relay for Life, or for devastating circumstances, such as Katrina, or the recent tornado destruction in Joplin. I truly believe QUILTERS ARE THE MOST GENEROUS OF SOULS!

Back in 2006, some gals on the message board wanted to get together and meet in person and do some shopping... so the first Circle of Friends was formed, and a small group spent a weekend together in Minnesota. Since then there has been a Circle of Friends in different parts of the country... from Texas, to New Hampshire, to Oregon, to North Carolina. And it has grown from that very first small group to an annual tradition of meeting new friends and catching up with old friends.

Come check out our CIRCLE OF FRIENDS ... they're a GREAT bunch of folks who love quilting, love helping each other, and who love to travel around the country making friends doing good deeds!  And the retreat adventures continue .....

9 comments:

Gonesewin said...

Love the new blog! I'm looking forward to signing up for the retreat!

Sherry said...

Hi! I'll be there by hook or by crook! ;-)

Thearica said...

The blog looks great!

~~Tx~~ Wildflower said...

Great idea. Great start to another great retreat. Kudos to the new retreat committee.

Susan

Anonymous said...

Wooooohooooooo looking good

D Brown - IL, USA said...

I can't wait!!

LindaJ said...

Alright, gonna try this again, just to make sure that I can post here when I want to.

Brady said...

Are we there yet?? I finally got here,don't ask how it ended up with my madien name? Back to the drawing board.

Anonymous said...

Hooray, I am able to read the comments-- Now maybe I'll have to figure out how to register.
Can't wait until tomorrow to join in the "big" signup. Now what time do the chickens get up?

I'm a member of the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild

I'm a member of the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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