Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sew Thinky Thursday: Week 4

Welcome to week four of the Sew Thinky Thursday party! As I'm writing this it's only Tuesday... That's the beauty of scheduled posts. I promise I'll check out what you guys have to say on Thursday from my lovely hotel room at QuiltCon! :) 

I'm beyond excited about this trip. So much so that it has inspired this weeks thinky question:

What is one regular thing you do for yourself to keep up your creative mind? Do you go to a guild, out for coffee with a friend? Are there people / activities you do regularly or as needed? 

Personally I would say that I attend the monthly meetings of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild to keep me going. These meetings and the sweet ladies (and one man - HI Mark!) really inspire me. I know that each month I'll go and for one whole afternoon I won't have to worry about anything else. 
CMQG - Fabric swap at retreat.

It took me a while to finally make it to a CMQG meeting... and I'm glad I took the plunge and did it. I think I've missed only one or two meetings in the two years since. Regardless of the meeting topic, it's always refreshing to the spirit to be with likeminded people.

Also - I love going on our guild retreats. I signed up late for our spring retreat and I'm ninth on the wait list... maybe several people will have to cancel!?

I guess I could go on and on about things I do, but for the most part it boils down to CMQG. I've built many great friendships at those meetings, and it's changed my personal sewing experience. 

Now it's your turn! Answer the question in a blog post and link up below so we can read all about it! 


  1. Thanks for having the link up. Hope you have fun at QuiltCon. Wish I was there too :)

  2. If you don't get into your guild's retreat you should come down to the Quad Cities for the Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild retreat - great price and lots of fun!