I have this problem, when I move, I can't quite leave behind the friendships I made! When we moved from Salt Lake to Sacramento in 2001, I still kept (well, really still keep) in contact with the wonderful women in Quilter's Holladay (sic, it is the name of an area, now city in Salt Lake County). It is is a wonderful local guild! I have made lifelong friends because I joined that group in 1995. When I knew I was going to be moving to the Sacramento area, I contacted the guild there. Didn't quite get the response I was looking for. They are a larger guild and I guess I was looking for a smaller, friendly guild. Anyway, one of the visits I made to see Sweetie (he had already moved, I was tying up loose ends in Utah) we drove around the countryside exploring. We stopped in Winters and got out to walk around. Sweetie points to a building on Main Street, " quilt shop, gotta stop". We went in and I met Diane. Everything good that happened to me in California is because I met Diane that day. I started teaching there after I joined Sweetie in California. And eventually worked at the shop as well. It was a wonderful time! I also met Carol via the guild that Diane pointed me towards and she invited me to join Cotton Club. It was a fun, small group. Diane eventually joined as well. About the time we moved back to Utah, they started doing a monthly block swap. Well, I had to keep in touch, so this was a good way to do it. They choose a simple pattern and you make a set of blocks each month to swap. And one for the "pot". I make all of my blocks for the year, mail them to Diane and she swaps them out for me. I have won the "pot" several times!
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This is my off the wall post for this week. Also my Finish up Friday post. I hope to finish up those swap blocks today!