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My Perfect Happy Place

My doctor once told me that he didn’t think that sitting in my sewing room all of the time was good for my health. When I told him that it was good for my mental health, he had to agree. I have been fortunate to have a designated area in our house where I can have all of my “stuff”. And my sewing room has always been my happy place. My first sewing room was a guest bedroom in our basement that eventually became Sara’s room. At that point I was not quilting, so didn’t have a lot the extra tools and fabric that I have now. Then I took over the girl’s playroom — they were not using it as they wanted to be playing in the family room where we were. It was a long and narrow room that was just perf

Preparing for a Tantalizing Trunk Show

I joined the Panama Quilt Guild in September 2016 soon after I retired from teaching and have really enjoyed getting to know the members of this group. We meet once a month on a Tuesday either at the Panama Community Center or the Presbyterian Church in Panama. It is a fairly small group -- around 30 -- with members from Palmyra, Panama, Firth, Adams, Sterling, Hickman, Holland, Bennet, and Lincoln. The interests of the group are so varied within the quilting world. Some like to hand quilt while one member likes to make purses. It is always interesting to see the different projects during the show and tell portion of our meeting. Another portion of each meeting is devoted to a program given



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